The First Journey: Navarro



Another interesting set of Artifacts to emerge from the Navarro remote participation exercise was a series of maps. Of course, in the wink, wink, nudge, nudge parlance of the day this exercise took place, everyone was referring to them as game maps — but having seen them, I strongly suspect their is more at play than just some artist’s imagination.

As an example, take a look at these two map views, which show a section of the current Navarro campground as well as its supposed state during an encounter between a group of Spaniards and Anazktek warriors. Notice that anchor? Well anyone who was at Navarro will attest to a number of strange things lying about the campsite.162121750003007741215

One in particular that caught my eye was a massive chain, unraveled on the ground just below the lodge. Where did it come from? Why was it there? And that’s not all…

A local carver had, some weeks prior, also found musket balls 6 inches deep in a section of redwood harvested from this area. 100% true story. I saw and handled these musket balls personally.

What does that mean to me? Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction…