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Los Robles Walkabout, AZ
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10 by photographer avatarHansenaz
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Los Robles Walkabout, AZ 
Los Robles Walkabout, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2021
Hansenaz
Hiking5.49 Miles 307 AEG
Hiking5.49 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   1.69 mph
307 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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The Hohokam lived on the flats west of the Pinal Airpark. I've walked around there before and didn't find much but I recall @Petrophile has been in there and found the main site. He may have even sent me some location information, but my plan for the day was to just (semi-randomly) walk around the area and see what I could see.

Driving in was complicated by private property but eventually I got onto State Trust land and followed a cowpath through the Los Robles Wash thicket. Cows are shorter and with tougher hide so it was still a little painful for me. On the other side, the desert is a sort of disappointing: too much cow sign and it looks like it may have been scraped a while ago in some places. Still plenty of room to walk around.

I found a couple pottery pieces and searched around looking for a gradient that would lead to a busier area but didn't see anything else there. A while later I sat down on a small creek bank for a snack and noticed several pieces of pottery in the sandy bottom. Following that little wash upstream (that flat desert is not completely flat) I found a lot more pottery, in many places pieces were sticking out of the bank. I didn't find a center, or origin for the pottery and eventually circled back and hit another area where there was some red-on-buff painted pieces mixed in with the plain pottery. But again no center or site.

The area is not great but maybe I'll go back some time.
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