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South of Wupatki3, AZ
mini location map2019-07-06
35 by photographer avatarHansenaz
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South of Wupatki3, AZ 
South of Wupatki3, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2019
Hansenaz
Hiking7.30 Miles 912 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   5 Hrs   9 Mns   1.45 mph
912 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Returned to cinder country and this time I remembered to bring along my GPS with my planned route between (hopefully) interesting places.

I was surprised to see a lot of pottery littering the ground right away and this led to an unexpected ruin on the low mesa edge. That was a good start and the next stop was my first waypoint which was also really nice. A volcanic protrusion (well that's what I'm calling it) flanked on both sides by man-made stone circles, beaucoup pottery, and a small fort on top. Continuing along I passed more small forts and pottery concentrations before reaching the "big protusion" which also had pottery, stone circles, and a very nicely built fort on top.

After this, pottery led me to a depressed oval which has to be a ballcourt (actually I'm surprised if it really is because I didn't think they are that common and I passed a different close by one a couple weeks ago). Next came some expected ruins on the edge overlooking Deadman Wash. The first of these was pretty impressive with what looked like an enclosed plaza, though it only had a few rooms. The other ruins I had scouted along the edge turned out to be depressions rather than rockpiles. More ballcourts?...seems unlikely...maybe practice courts. 8-[

Coming off the mesa edge I had spied a couple interesting objects. One of these protrusions had an overgrown fort on top, several rooms on the side and plenty of pottery. From here I just cut straight back to the car: more forts and pottery along the way. Fun day...glad I came back.
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