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Badger Ruin via Badger Spring TH, AZ
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Badger Ruin via Badger Spring TH, AZ 
Badger Ruin via Badger Spring TH, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2014
Bradshaws
Hiking3.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   3 Hrs      2.10 mph
600 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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After checking out some satellite pictures and photo sets of Hansenaz, I wanted to check out some old ruins south of Badger Springs TH.

I hit the trail a little later than I wanted but that's what happens when you hit the libations harder than you should on a Sunday night :sk: I got to the trailhead at 8:30-9ish. From the TH I scoped out my route, SW from the trailhead, straight up the ridge. It didn't look too bad 8-[ ... Now, when I got to the top of the mesa that ALL changed. Due to all the rain this weekend the ground was so soft! It felt like I was walking on a marshmallow and the mud stuck to my shoes like gum. The mud coupled with my drunken sweats made the going slow... It reminded me of the game we played as kids "can't touch the ground" :lol: I bounced from rock to rock. Every so often I would miss and load my shoe up with mud, making me stop to clean it out :doh:

From about 500 yards off I could make out my destination; a large set of ruins. From about 200 yards till I reach the ruins, there was pottery shards EVERYWHERE!!! THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of pottery shards :o For the next hour or so, I looked like someone who had lost a contact lens. It was amazing! There were SO many pieces out there. Big, small, painted, curved, flat, textured, red, blacked, thick and thin.... More pottery than I hve ever seen. I could have spent days out there and not seen it all :D also lots of obsidian shards from arrowhead and tool making it was so cool, I can't wait to go back!
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