Tuesday, April 28
After a night of sound sleep in our boondocking spot we were all eager to get started again—let’s go find some more ruins. We have a map found on Nina’s blog labeled, Trail of the Ancients—if I had better access to internet I would post a copy here. The map has many, many “red dots” and each red dot signifies a ruin or petroglyph. The not so famous ruins are hard to find and this group is very glad we are riding ATVs—it would take some major hiking to access the one we found today!
We spotted this particular ruin from across the canyon and after several wrong turns and dead ends we came to a spot where we thought it might be possible to hike down into the canyon. We got lucky—AGAIN!! Four people crested the hill as we were trying to determine the best route—they told us it was indeed possible to access this spectacular ruin and pointed out the cairns on the trail.
This ruin brought tears to my eyes—the structure, the good condition, the colors, the setting, everything about this one is perfect—to think how old it is is mind boggling!! The tower is two story and floor timbers are still present.
I apologize that this blog was so photo intensive but I wanted to take you along to see this special spot!