Phoenix Park Falls, Creede, Colorado
I found some beautiful photographs of a very interesting shrine at Phoenix Park Falls in Creede, Colorado. My friend, Weylin, took them several years ago while hiking in the area. He knew I was interested in memorials, so he photographed this wooden cross for Jamie Matush that he found at the top of the falls. I have never seen a memorial quite like this one before, so I’d like to share the photos here:
Phoenix Park Falls from a distance
Inscription reads: “JAMIE MATUSH (James III) 12/5/84 – 8/29/00”
Inscription reads: “He slipped. We wept. He rose, ’cause he chose.”
The shrine was constructed in a precarious spot at the top of the falls. Apparently, there is a hill of slippery rocks just beneath it.