Jesse's Jewels 2 LbNA # 45035
|Placed Date||Dec 29 2008|
|Last Found||May 4 2014|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, .4 mile RT)
Recommended Ink: red, blue
Jesse James was quite the scourge of the Mid-West, but I never thought he made it down to TX until I listened to a couple of old-timers discussing the "good old days". They claimed that Jesse once came to a place north of Houston that is now a park sharing his first name. As usual he was running from the law, so he decided to hide out at the Homestead of his bud Red on a hill near an Indian Village until the coast was clear. Since Jesse had quite a bit of loot with him, he decided to hide it nearby in case he had to make a quick getaway, which is what happened. According to legend, he never came back for the loot and it is still waiting for someone to find it. The only clues come from some observations made by Red. He claims he was chopping wood when Jesse walked by and was able to follow him unobserved down the trail toward the house as it diverged, then converged again. At this point, Jesse counted 35 steps to a Yaupon tree on the right, which Red later labeled with a sign. He then counted 10 more steps, then turned right off trail and walked 30 steps to a stump 3 feet high. He then put the loot within and covered it with bark and needles. If you are lucky enough to find it, please record your visit and take one of the jewels as a prize. Also, please re-hide well so the Ghost of Jesse James doesn't haunt you!