Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Fourth Time is the Charm
Finally made it to Baby Canyon Pueblo in the Agua Fria National Monument...
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The least steep way down
The descent begins
A rattlesnake's previous skin
Vicky taking a picture of our descent... "What's on that boulder?"
"Could it be petroglyphs?"
"Oh, yes, they are!"
Corn symbols and a spiral
And perhaps a face
Just sitting there, minding it's own business, for 600 years
A walk down the wash before our ascent
Life is recovering from last year's wildfire
Potsherds like someone spilled a bag of pennies
Baby Canyon Pueblo
Several panels of rock art just below the pueblo
Petroglyphs of game, mostly bighorn sheep
Deer we think
The saddle between the plateau and pueblo
Remains of several of the 100 rooms
Mud mortar still fills the joints
Modernity in the distance and six centuries in the future
Off the map so still in pretty good shape
Broken matates, potsherds, and lithic fragments found by others
An abrader I think
A quartz core
An intact mano
The view of the path home, down, across, and up
The view back up our descent route
Another walk in the wash before starting back up
A last view of our goal