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Gila Wander, AZ
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Gila Wander, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Feb 08 2020
Hansenaz
Hiking4.22 Miles 378 AEG
Hiking4.22 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.21 mph
378 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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I got skunked on the lower Gila last week so I headed back to an area with better "fishing".

I walked new ground and came across all sorts of nice things: big rock circles, long rock alignments, and other ancient signs. I also stopped by a nice petroglyph site I'd been to before.

I recently got my hands on some publications on Earth Figures/Geoglyphs of the Colorado/Gila River areas mainly CA, some AZ). In the 1970's an enterprising academic and his student with an antique plane starting photographing and analyzing these unusual structures. Only a few of their listings (and a related list by an AZ BLM archaeologist) extend as far east as the Gila area I've been walking but their analysis probably applies. From what I gleaned so far the big circles are thought to be "dance circles". I'm not sure about the long lines but maybe they were used for foot races like the racetracks of central AZ.

Whatever, it's fun to look around and find them.
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