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Silver Creek Loop, AZ
mini location map2018-07-14
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Silver Creek Loop, AZ 
Silver Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2018
Hansenaz
Hiking6.13 Miles 975 AEG
Hiking6.13 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   1.54 mph
975 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Had a plan to go look for an obscure petroglyph on Perry Mesa, but Bloody Basin Road was getting a little muddy and the gray skies were spitting so I decided to not risk the notoriously messy roads with another 10mi travel. So I parked the car near the Silver Creek crossing and just started walking. I didn't expect to find much but at least I was walking "new ground".

I was surprised to find an old road leading up the drainage. Signs said "not a road" and in one or two places it was impassable to vehicles, but it made for easy walking along the creek bottom which was thick with big trees (not the usual Perry mesa fare). About a mile in the road ended and rather than grapple the thicket I ascended the mesa finger to the north.

Looking south at the mesa across the creek I could see the outline of Pueblo LaPlata but I had never heard of anything on the section I was walking and it appears LaPlata was sort of a northern edge. Didn't see a single piece of pottery or any stacked stone except for a couple of isolated "agave incubators" (small stones piled on a big stone).

The rain held off and I probably could have done my original plan but I did satisfy my curiosity about this area.
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