The next day while working on the trail to Lost Beach, Checho stopped and looked over at the tower, his eyes tracing the unbroken North Wall to the top. Billowy white clouds were flying across the sky just above it and yet down below everything was still.
"Necesita todo cliente vamous alto los Torre."
“All the clients need to visit the top of the tower,” he said.
I nodded and smiled. I had never said a word about taking our guests up there. In one day a useless hunk of granite had gone from being in the way of everything, to being the center of everything. For the first time in Checho’s life, the past, present and future were one.
NOTE: In August of 2002, our dear friend, Checho Berrera passed away at the age of 38. The Earth River staff and guests who knew him will remember Checho as a kind, gentle soul and a gracious host who made everything work so smoothly at Campo Casa Piedra. We will never forget his wonderful adventurous spirit.
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