Sunday, January 8, 2017

Been Busy Climbing

To the ruins on Black Mesa...

Saturday 7 January 2016 we followed the directions at Arizona Ruins and in Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen - by Dave Wilson, parked alongside Hwy 17 at mile marker  246, then hiked 0.8 miles east and 660 feet up, to the remains of a 12th century Hohokam dwelling with cliffs on three sides.  

Some of the walls there are still 12 feet high.  

There are still peep holes with which residents could easily monitor those approaching from below.  

Not many potshards, though we found a few.  Okay, we found two...

The hike calls for some work.  I would not recommend it during the summer months as the heat will bake you and the rattlesnakes might covet your handholds.

If you're willing to do the work, it's a treasure hiding in plain sight as you drive from Phoenix to the high desert...

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