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Brooklyn East Loop, AZ
mini location map2014-05-10
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Brooklyn East Loop, AZ 
Brooklyn East Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 10 2014
Hansenaz
Hiking7.15 Miles 1,308 AEG
Hiking7.15 Miles   5 Hrs   8 Mns   1.59 mph
1,308 ft AEG      39 Mns Break
 
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I've always had good days looking around ruins and the petroglyph-covered cliff band at the Brooklyn site on Perry Mesa. I thought it would be worth extending my wandering and planned a loop that would hit some ridges and hilltops I hadn't been to further east.

We started up the little hill that has a few glyphs, continued along the ridge (passing a small overgrown ruin) and then descended steeply to Brooklyn Well. A lot of "infrastructure" there including a big square concrete open well (plenty of water at the bottom useful only to bugs and birds) and a big concrete dam(?).

A little ways below we hit a ruin I had been to before and then decided to check out the adjacent hilltop. Wow! The entire length of that ridge (close to 1/4 mile) was covered with ruins. Many of the walls were in good shape (by current Perry Mesa standards). I think this is the most impressive ruin I've seen there.

We dropped down and continued the loop and ran across three more small ruins east of the creek. Eventually we dropped further into the main drainage and continued down to the intersection with North Squaw Creek. We headed back up toward Perry Mesa and checked out a flat shelf well below the main cliff band. Saw one small ruin there.

Was a little disappointed to not run into new petroglyphs - the residents liked to keep them on the main cliff it seems - but still a good day. Only 82° and a nice breeze...
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