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Perry Mesa Hill Loop, AZ
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Perry Mesa Hill Loop, AZ 
Perry Mesa Hill Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2017
Hansenaz
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,223 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   4 Hrs   34 Mns   1.09 mph
1,223 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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I walked a couple new ridges but most of this ground I'd covered before. I had been surprised that these hills, which are close to major habitation sites, had almost no cultural signs but I had the same result today.

I planned the walk to pass by a large ruin I'd been to before and as I got near it I did find something new: a long stone wall. It was in pretty good shape and I wasn't sure if it was ancient or made by cowhands. There were potsherds sprinkled along the base but the give away was when the wall hit some larger boulders that were decorated with petroglyphs. These are the only glyphs I've found near this particular habitation site.

I wonder what the purpose of this wall was? It's at least 100yds from the habitation site - sort of odd.

I continued past the main ruin and as I looped back to the car I passed another satellite ruin....plenty of pottery at both these ruins but I didn't find any painted pieces.

Saw a couple deer but it was pretty quiet out there.
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