Monday, November 28, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This fast is becoming a favorite. Wow. Pristine and Beautiful.
Heading out to do a little more scouting. We think there is more to see today.
My palms get sweaty just looking a this photo. This shows a very small portion of the overall perspective of this site. Everything about this place says 'fortress-keep out.'
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
So while I am lying on my back against a rock to rest I notice the moon rising through the 'fins.'
Thought this was a nice view while Josh was busy transferring fuel from one tank to another due to an unexpected hole.
Maze overlook. Nevermind the biker shorts I had to borrow from Josh since I forgot my hiking ones back at camp. Good thing he had them along for the ride or I was in for a long hot day of hiking naked. I wasn't about to quit here. The fun was just starting.
One very cool Picto of a very mean warrior.
Time to hike out this place and get to the mountains to setup camp.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Took a ride out to the Maze Overlook
On the way spotted a lone flower in the road. Very pretty.
Climbed down into the Maze. Found some Moki steps. Maybe modern.
Saw an Anasazi snake etched on the wall down in the bottom of the wash.
Hiked into the Harvest Scene. Pretty neat to see. Worth the hike.
Josh rubbed a hole in his rear fuel tank
Drained remaining into a bottle and filled the front tank
I took a rest on my back an noticed the moon in the daylight sky.
Back to camp for some good grub
Josh saves the day and cooks up the cheesy potatos.
Stopped by the Colorado on the way to No-Where.
Found a great camp site at No-Where overlooking the No-Where Mesa.
Slept in the Tootsie Roll for the next few days
Saw a lot of Elk tracks on our way back in.
Found a ruin in it's pristine state. WOW.
Made the hike out to very cool lookout ruin. Pointed out some kivas below and
decided not to hike it. What a hike and what a view.
Noticed the fortress wall on the way out that would have guarded access via a land bridge.
Stopped by roadside ruins the next day.
Very cool arch located here.
a drive out to a cave.
Spotted some smaller ruins on the way in and an obvious cleared area where a wall could have surrounded.
Found another set on the way up. Pretty destroyed but great to see. Had a couple of bread oven looking structures. Lot's of pottery shards.
Fingerprints in the mortar was pretty cool to see.
Notice their knife sharpening cuts in the rock on the way out.
Located another small set again.
Beautiful negative handprint here.
This cave is huge. Hike up was fun. Complete set of negative handprints. Positive prints as well. Side by side.
Lot's of graffiti here over some really neat things. Not a good thing.
Gigantic grinding stones found here. Giant slabs actually.
Found evidence of the Hyde Exploring Expedition from late 1800's.
Next stop was another cave.
Lot's of Moki steps and prints here. Kids were obviously all over the place and mothers didn't want them to fall...hence, the Moki's.
Kid prints, baby prints, color prints-red, yellow, green, etc.
Wonderful picto's here also.
Steep drops = death
Prints very high on ceiling = high risk of death
Sillohouets on wall left from pigment stains = cool lifesize ghosts
Huge yellow drawings on ceiling - 15 or 20 feet
Headed out another wash to find a secluded ruin. Found another smaller wall in a corner up a wash. Probably had not been visited for many many years. Left no footprints on this one.
Very cool washes here where the run-off converges. Cool sinks and rock formations. Unique for sure.
Hiked all over the place searching this one.
Found it. Came out on top. Specatacular. Resides adjacent to a 100ft' waterfall (if flowing). Just awesome.
No way to enter. Entry is high risk = death = not this time.
Handprint found here below and a grinding stone down a 100 yards.
Another set opposite canyon wall. Not as cool. Easy access. Small cistern here for food something. Definitely felt like a mass grave site for some reason.
Another small alcove with ruin on opposite wall. Triangle entry, triangle floor shape. Pretty cool actually.
Hike out of wash is wet, green, cool, and lush. Defintely a place to grow food.
Eagle eye spots another driving home. Have to drop in and see.
Bigger than it looks. Very cool.
Whoa. Nice panel found just around the corner. Completely untouched and probably not visited for a very long time. Really cool stuff on this panel.
Trip over. Loaded up. 4 nights camping. Too fun. Great food. Cold first two nights. Don't want to leave.
One more stop. Another set of ruins. Far wall - very high up and down...no way to even get close. Have to think like Pooh on this one.
Found old airstrip - raced the truck an moto's down the strip leaving a dust cloud behind.
Now we can call it a day. Hiked 25 or 30 miles and Rode a couple hundred. Nice relaxing trip with good food and friend.
Long depressing ride home. Trying to figure out how to make another trip in the fall.