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Cold Spring Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2007
Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking4.02 Miles 1,191 AEG
Hiking4.02 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   0.73 mph
1,191 ft AEG
 
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I had business meetings scheduled in Flagstaff on Friday 11/9. These got cancelled at the last moment and since I was planning to be out of the office on Friday anyways, decided to take a vacation day and collect on the offer from Mike Mattes to guide me to a set of ruins in Cold Spring Canyon.

We were able to get on the road from work by 5pm on Thursday and got to the best camp site in the Cherry Creek drainage by 9pm. That would be Devil's Chasm by the FR203 crossing. Set up camp in the dark, cooked some mega-dogs on a stick, sucked back a couple of Guinness' and peered into an amazing star-filled sky - PERFECT.

We got up at sunrise Friday and made our way along FR203 to the Cold Spring Canyon trail head. Recent maintenance along FR203 has removed the large boulder from the middle of Forest Road between Devil's Chasm and Cold Spring Canyon.

We made it up to the ruins before 10am. Explored the "Crack House" cliff dwellings and made our way along the abandoned mining road trail to Big Bucks Uranium Mine.

By the time we returned to Mike's jeep parked at the FR203 trail head it was approaching 2pm. We began to see various vehicles making their way into wilderness, including a group of about 10 trucks with trailers making camp at the old corral near the confluence of Devil's Chasm and Cherry Creek.

Dr. Rich Lange's recent publication; "Echoes in the Canyons - the Archaeology of the Southeastern Sierra Ancha" (reference http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/BOOKS/bid1742.htm) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Sierra Ancha Project (SAP). This book documents 5 archeological sites in Cold Spring Canyon. We have located one of the sites. The remainders are for future adventures...
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