Out of the Darkness and Into the Light
THE SAFE VALLEY:
This place is about two-thirds of a mile long, one-third of
a mile wide, and filled with flowers, shrubs, and a few
small trees. It is reached only by following the stream
which flows from it. The way is narrow and rocky, and
often one must wade into the water to get further upstream.
Examination of the place will reveal several small
pools, filled with fish, which give rise to the stream. A
small, dry cave will also be noted on the southern face of
the cliffs which surround the valley. This cave allows safe
lodging, and nearby boulders can be rolled so as to block
its entrance from marauders of most sorts. While there is
little in the way of large game here, the fish, small game,
and various fruits make up for it.
If the northeastern cliff is explored, the party spots a deer track which leads
up the cliff face. The trail leads upwards about 900’,
crosses a narrow saddle, and then proceeds down to the Grim Valley.