Four day Grand Gulch backpack trip, with Dianne, Judy and Mark
The area of the Turkey Pen Ruins. The night before, we had Thanksgiving dinner here.
Turkey Pen Ruins area
This is where grain was ground
Grand Gulch is full of shelves like these, and many have ruins on them
Here is the 'turkey pen' itself
Pot shards and corn cobs
Ruins high up in Todie canyon. It took quite the climb to find these.
Many are not reachable due to severe exposure
Can you see the ruins?
Just more random ruins
Split Level Ruins, Cedar Mesa's largest ruins site.
Pot shards everywhere
More of the Split Level area
Nice pot shards
Further down canyon. This cliff face is covered with at least a dozen inaccessable ruins. Kinda like a condo.
The condo-like ruins. Look close!
Pictographs at the Green Mask site
Basketmaker pictographs at the green mask site
Just watching the pictographs
The green mask itself. The splotches are from mudballs thrown against the wall hundreds of years ago
Ruins at the bullet/grand gulch intersection
Up bullet canyon
The window that gives jailhouse its name
Inside of perfect kiva
Ray of sunlight inside of perfect kiva
More grain grounding stones at perfect kiva
Negative Hands, a rare form of pictograph
All of us at perfect kiva
Heading up bullet. Some nice climbable dryfalls here.
And very icy in late November!
The 'tower' ruin near the top of bullet canyon
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