|Original Takeoff Of Eagle in |
Valley of Fire State Park, NV on 9-24-2015
|Pictures of Original Eagle Airlift from Nevada|
watch the video on youtube of
Winston's Airlift Eagle Head Treasure Hunt
|It was found high in the White Mountains of NM at the |
end of the Argentina Canyon Trail.
"To: John Winston
We just got back home here in North Idaho, so that's why haven't gotten right back to ya. We had googled the launch and watched it. Pretty neat.
We took a trip this spring to escape the snow and mud. Wanted to check out the Capitan, Fort Stanton, Fort Sumner and ride in "the footsteps" of Billy the Kid. We heard about some nice trails in the White Mountain wilderness so we rode there a couple days. When we were on the Argintina Canyon trail, near the top, we spotted your treasure. I saw the mylar balloon and ribbons, not much left of the other balloons. It was fairly open with grass, trees and brush (will see if one of us has pics of near there and send some to ya and of horses ect). The treasure was probably 80 yards off the trail in some brush. I have to admit my first thought was, damn people and there mylar balloons. See them, or what's left of them, quite often way out in the woods, go out of our way to go over and get off and pick them up. So went over to pick it up and when I got a hold of it saw the tube and said hell there's something attached to it. Opened it up and Wow, what a surprise. We decided it was Karma paying off for all the balloons and trash we pick up when we are riding (beer cans are the other big one we find way out there, they must get heavier once they're empty, because they pack em in full but once empty people can't pack them back out)
|Picture taken by Chuck and Teri Oliver|
was emailed to Winston.
Their picture shows the Eagle and certificate
were perfectly preserved when they found it.
|The balloon airlift carried the eagle treasure 763 miles|
into the White Mountains of New Mexico
where it landed and was MIA for 17 months
until it was found by Chuck and Terri Oliver.