enlarge 104KB, 800x603 1 ut04d1001r Shelby checks out an old pickup bed that had been used as a stock pond near the end of the "Point Lookout" (East Slickhorn) road.
enlarge 70KB, 800x596 2 ut04d1002r Shelby and Danny
enlarge 100KB, 800x568 3 ut04d1003b Small ruin can be seen across canyon under alcove between trees at head of west fork. (East Slickhorn).
enlarge 99KB, 800x535 4 ut04d1004r Roger checking out ruin seen in previous photo. Ruin constructed in 3 or more phases.
enlarge 104KB, 800x541 5 ut04d1005r Close up of of door to ruin.
enlarge 134KB, 800x568 6 ut04d1007b Ruin is well preserved. - you can see the phases of construction here.
enlarge 105KB, 800x568 7 ut04d1008b Interior of southernmost room. Fire blackened ceiling shows use of structure.
enlarge 120KB, 568x800 8 ut04d1009b Close up of mud "daubing" - you can still see finger impressions left in the mud.
enlarge 118KB, 800x535 9 ut04d1010r Shelby down on canyon floor at old trough system for watering cattle.
enlarge 76KB, 800x535 10 ut04d1011r Roger at rim of eastern fork at head of East Slickhorn Canyon. "Look closer." View Comments...
enlarge 123KB, 800x535 11 ut04d1012r Dilapidated ruin below rim of East Fork.
enlarge 145KB, 568x800 12 ut04d1013b View of Ruin.
enlarge 140KB, 800x568 13 ut04d1014b Shelby and Roger check out ruin.
enlarge 107KB, 568x800 14 ut04d1015b Eric on rim above ruin.
enlarge 62KB, 800x596 15 ut04d1016r Eric and Allison on rim.
enlarge 84KB, 800x540 16 ut04d1017s Nighttime card game at camp at the head of Access #4 to Slickhorn Canyon.
enlarge 98KB, 800x568 17 ut04d1018b Roger looking on as Shelby tries the "Lost Ranger Flippy" method of putting on a pack - and they weren't even there when the "Lost" ranger did it (1996 Crazyman Pasayten) at Crazyman Pass.
enlarge 153KB, 800x540 18 ut04d1019s Time to saddle up - Eric, Bill, Allison, Danny, and Roger. The car has been moved to Access #6 and we're ready to go.
enlarge 107KB, 568x800 19 ut04d1020b Roger and Shelby entering gully that becomes Slickhorn Access #4 - our camp was in the trees beyond.
enlarge 109KB, 568x800 20 ut04d1021b Near the begginning - the canyon is shallow and the walking easy.
enlarge 115KB, 800x540 21 ut04d1022s Roger - near canyon head.
enlarge 121KB, 540x800 22 ut04d1023s A short ways into the hike, Eric spotted a small granary - as usual, I'm the last one up.
enlarge 97KB, 568x800 23 ut04d1024b Roger and Shelby - notice the unusual shape of the ruin as it curves up to the roof of the alcove. The stone door was obviously "worked" to get a perfect fit for the opening.
enlarge 101KB, 568x800 24 ut04d1025b Another view - Was the curved wall a means of blending the structure into the rock to avoid detection?
enlarge 87KB, 800x535 25 ut04d1027r Frontal view - you can see how it blends in. We were lucky to spot it.
enlarge 92KB, 800x540 26 ut04d1028s Eric and Allison.
enlarge 147KB, 800x568 27 ut04d1029b Heading back down to the wash.
enlarge 120KB, 800x568 28 ut04d1030b A small "pour-off" near the head of the canyon.
enlarge 77KB, 800x546 29 ut04d1031r Shelby and Danny climb to a viewpoint just above first major "pouroff" and beginning of rough going.
enlarge 142KB, 568x800 30 ut04d1032b Shelby coming down route around left side of pouroff.
enlarge 134KB, 800x568 31 ut04d1033b Taking a break at pouroff.
enlarge 105KB, 800x568 32 ut04d1034b Big boulder just below pouroff - Allison and Roger follow wash under boulder.
enlarge 107KB, 800x540 33 ut04d1035s Roger under boulder.
enlarge 133KB, 568x800 34 ut04d1036b Shelby - on cantilevered rock shelf. This was a pretty rough stretch through here.
enlarge 77KB, 800x546 35 ut04d1037r Roger got this view of Shelby's shelf from below - you can see how steep this stretch is.
enlarge 119KB, 800x540 36 ut04d1038s A lot of boulder hopping is required to get through this stretch.
enlarge 102KB, 800x540 37 ut04d1039s A real "cliffhanger".
enlarge 101KB, 800x563 38 ut04d1040r A little slickrock challenge - the rock drops off about 5 feet but you have to cross over a sloping face.
enlarge 89KB, 535x800 39 ut04d1041r It was too tough for me - I lowered my pack while the guys had fun.
enlarge 94KB, 528x800 40 ut04d1042r Danny and Shelby giving me a "bridge of honor(?)".
enlarge 131KB, 568x800 41 ut04d1043b Danny - a small pool along the way.
enlarge 140KB, 568x800 42 ut04d1044b This grassy meadow is in the lower reaches of the canyon - the going is much easier from here on.
enlarge 119KB, 800x546 43 ut04d1045r Near the end of the Access #4 Side Canyon there is some streamflow. - Roger got this photo of Shelby.
enlarge 110KB, 540x800 44 ut04d1046s Shelby returns the favor with a photo of Roger at the same spot.
enlarge 133KB, 568x800 45 ut04d1047b I got both of them before they forged ahead.
enlarge 113KB, 800x596 46 ut04d1048r Roger got this one of Eric and Allison in lower Access #4.
enlarge 75KB, 800x604 47 ut04d1049r Eric - Taking a break at the junction of Access #4 with Slickhorn Main.
enlarge 134KB, 800x540 48 ut04d1050s A pensive Eric - junction of Access #4 and Slickhorn Main.
enlarge 107KB, 800x584 49 ut04d1051r Gummy worms hit the spot for Roger. The campsite here was taken so we rested awhile before
enlarge 118KB, 800x596 50 ut04d1052r Danny - Hitting the books as usual during breaktime.
enlarge 112KB, 800x590 51 ut04d1053r Back in the Saddle Again - Cascade Bill.
enlarge 88KB, 540x800 52 ut04d1054s Time to head out.
enlarge 115KB, 533x800 53 ut04d1055b Roger and Shelby - Heading up Slickhorn from the mouth of Access #4 - we were heading for Access #2 for a possible camp.
enlarge 123KB, 533x800 54 ut04d1056b Looking back toward mouth of Access #4 - Allison, Eric, Shelby, and Danny are at the same spot Roger and Shelby were in previous photo.
enlarge 136KB, 800x604 55 ut04d1057r We camped in a grove of juniper/pinyon pines just upcanyon from the mouth of Access #4. Roger got this shot of Allison looking down from the cliff above the campsite.
enlarge 99KB, 584x800 56 ut04d1058r Roger and Shelby exploring the bench east of Slickhorn Access #2 seen here across the canyon (Shelby in silhouette). There was some water in pools at the mouth of access #2. I went up Access #2 instead of going with Shelby and Roger.
enlarge 114KB, 800x540 57 ut04d1059s A small granary (visible from canyon floor) near Slickhorn Access #2.
enlarge 106KB, 800x540 58 ut04d1060s Roger poses for a "joke" photo.
enlarge 125KB, 800x540 59 ut04d1061s Shelby's photo of Roger on Bench - Another view of the mouth of Slickhorn Access #2.
enlarge 67KB, 800x590 60 ut04d1062r A distinctive Hoodoo opposite the mouth of Slickhorn Access #2.
enlarge 131KB, 800x596 61 ut04d1063r Shelby climbing up to a pictograph panel (seen at upper right).