Saturday, October 13, 2012

Earthcache

I took a little hike today. Half a mile. No big deal.

Hah.

It was a 13% incline. 

1/2 Mile @ 13% Incline

I lost count of how many times I had to stop to let my heart and lungs catch up. Not to mention the wonderful sunburn I seamed to have contracted...

Where was I going you ask? Well, to an Earthcache of course! I probably wouldn't have attempted the walk if it weren't for that little smiley.

This Earthcache is called The Mystery Cave. And it is in the Tonto National Monument right off of AZ188, which my GPS kindly refers to as "ass" 188. It made me laugh every time. The cache features the Lower Cliff Dwellings of the Salado people. It is around 650 years old. Amazing! You can see where they lived, some artifacts left behind and even soot on the walls!

Cliff Dwellings

It's a really cool place to visit if you don't mind the uphill battle.

Cliff Dwellings

Cliff Dwellings

Cliff Dwellings

Cliff Dwellings

And finally. My proof of visiting the Earthcache. A photo of "me" with my GPS in front of this sign with the dwellings in the background. Ha. Easier said than done - especially when you are by yourself. This crooked picture of my hand will have to do.


Proof! 

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4 comments:

  1. That looks amazing and I book marked it. Sure wish I could get to your part of the country one day soon!

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  2. That uphill walk sounds tough, but what a great place to visit!

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  3. VERY cool...i love old places like that!!!!

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  4. Nicely done! I did a couple earth caches today, but nothing like this one. Label me jealous

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