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Agua Fria Places, AZ
mini location map2021-02-27
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Agua Fria Places, AZ 
Agua Fria Places, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
Hansenaz
Hiking3.73 Miles 787 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   1.02 mph
787 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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I caught wind of a couple walled sites near the Agua Fria River that I didn't know about so I went out to have a look.

The first site sits on a narrow hilltop and is just two rooms but has fairly tall walls. It's obviously a fort or lookout since it has good views and showed little sign that people lived there. (I noticed one little pottery piece.) It overlooks the river and the other site I was heading for. Possibly this was a lookout location for the lower habitation site.

While going down the hill I did notice a fair amount of pottery and when I got down to a flat "bench" I decided to look around since it appeared to be a good spot to grow crops. The bench area had a lots of plain pottery scattered about but I didn't find another habitation site.

I looped back to the 2nd target site and it has at least 10 rooms with well-defined walls. It's located on a steep hilltop...you wouldn't pick this place to live unless you wanted to sleep more soundly at night.

Coming down from there I passed a petroglyph and so spent some time walking around the low bench just above river level looking for more. Nice area with quite a few glyphs. Seemed like older ones than others in the area. Good day.
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