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East Fort Drone Shot, AZ
mini location map2018-05-24
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East Fort Drone Shot, AZ 
East Fort Drone Shot, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 24 2018
kenjacobsen
Hiking2.10 Miles 30 AEG
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To all the previous photos, I'm adding a drone shot from above the fort in the attached Photoset.
Check it out!

The trail there is very clear and nicely cairned and the view is fabulous, coupled with the fascinating archeology.
The original post says there's a "Jeep trail" down from 52 but it's way too far gone now for a Jeep, though some quads seem to have handled it.

I'd originally planned to catch the South Fort by taking my Jeep up the road from the south, but that road is pretty far gone as well, and I had to give up that idea eventually.

I'm of the opinion that this fort is a major communication hub protecting the Perry Mesa settlements. If any of the many lookouts south of the mesa in sight of this fort gave a warning, particularly the big fort on the south tip of Black Mesa, all the forts on the Agua Fria plateau could immediately see the warning relayed from here.

I suspect the South Fort was added to monitor any warnings from the big fort on Dutch Mesa, which can't be seen from this "East Fort".
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