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Sacred Mtn V-Bar-V & Wingfield Mesa Ruin, AZ
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Sacred Mtn V-Bar-V & Wingfield Mesa Ruin, AZ 
Sacred Mtn V-Bar-V & Wingfield Mesa Ruin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2014
Hansenaz
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.00 mph
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Decided to get out of the house and go to some "drive-by" sites I was interested in.

Started at Sacred Mountain: bushwacked around a bit hoping to find something unusual at this picked-over place. I did find a few largish sherds at the bottom of the hill but the attraction (such as it is) is the big hilltop ruin. Mainly collapsed - the one impressive wall looked like it might have been re-stacked.

Apparently the residents of Sacred Mountain made the nice petroglyphs at the nearby V-Bar-V site. This is a managed park and visitors are restricted to the main decorated cliff. The docent was quite knowledgeable and I was lucky enough to see the solar calendar in action.

Finally I wanted to find the Wingfield Mesa Ruin which I had read interesting things about (http://verdenews.com/main.asp?SectionID ... leID=46766). The mesa is just a couple miles SE of Camp Verde. Unfortunately there is a Jeep/ATV road that goes to the mesa top and broken beer bottle pieces probably outnumber pottery sherds. Still it's a unique place with ca. 40 attached rooms arranged in a big square - makes an impressive satellite view. The central square is ~50 yds across.

Not a bad way to spend a hot day. Time and distance are estimates.
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