I've been meaning to get back here after last years bee attack had me escaping with one blurry picture 30+ stings a broken pair of sunglasses and a broken gps.
This was a warm up hike for a day of exploring the Cherry Creek side of the Ancha. Got back on Friday and initially the weather looked like rain,but changed to forecast of snow. Alex had not been here so we parked by the corral and headed for the dwellings. The clouds were low and a mix of snow and rain started to fall during our traverse to the dwellings. I made this a little difficult by not going to the fence and following it (which made the trip back much nicer
I have to say the weather made pictures difficult as it was raining and snowing pretty hard by the time we got there. We toured the area which is a lot bigger site than I realized due to my previous hasty retreat. Main ledge was innaccessible safely due to snow, ice, and water accumulation, but I was able to walk up to the base of the cliff(where I was stung last year) and climb up to the room that has a small opening on the edge.
having not read the description in a while I thought this was the one that had a room inside or connected to another room. I was wrong, just a small room. I hope to get back during a dry time of the year to see the larger balcony as there is some modern rock art in the back of room 17. According to SAP "hunter-aims-at-deer" "deer-gores-hunter". The hike was the foreshadowing of all the weather conditions we got to see on this day. Great to hike with Alex again.