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Sierra Ancha Bushwack Rediscovered, AZ
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21 by photographer avatarJohnnie
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Sierra Ancha Bushwack Rediscovered, AZ 
Sierra Ancha Bushwack Rediscovered, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2012
Johnnie
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Greg,Joel and myself decided to go out on Saturday night and camp on top of Aztec Peak and hike the next day to a little known/visited cliff dwelling. It was a beautiful night with a light breeze, New Moon, and perfect sleeping temperatures. We played with the cameras a little to see what kind of night pics we could come up with and then crashed to the best nights sleep in the outdoors I think I've ever had. We got an early start for the cliff dwelling which even having a lot of information on its location involved
some scouting before settling on a definite course. If the Nordhoff-Hope dwelling gets first place for the best view well this dwelling gets first prize for remoteness and the most difficult accessibility. I'm sorry this dwelling is another "Mums the word" location so I hope you enjoy the photos. If you think you can go day hiking and stumble across this one, it ain't gonna happen. Most of the trip after reaching the dwelling involved shaking our heads and saying "why in the world would they build there" This dwelling had more pottery shards (especially large ones) and corn cobbs than I've ever seen before. I'm guessing back in the 1200-1300s that they didnt get many visitors there.We paid our dues , we gave lots of blood on the way and we miscalculated on how much water to bring and the last part of the hike back to the truck was with very parched throats.
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