We didn't go as far as we planned on Day 2 because of the water situation and the heat. In 2000, we hiked from Pollys Canyon to the Bannister Ruin in one day, but only made it to the Big Pouroff on this trip. However, the more leisurely pace allowed more time for exploration and sidetrips
What a day it was. Many ruins to see and explore, including the fantastic Fortress Ruin. Also amazing was the Railroad Panel, which we had missed in 2000.
Note photo takers are given in the titles under the thumbnails: Bill (bm), Mike (ms), Nick M. (nm), Nick T. (nt)
Kickass Trekkers on this trip were: Bill Mooseker, Will Stong, Mike Stong, Nick McMahan, Nick Tuggle
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Troop 24 Kickass Trekkers Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker
Date(s): May 23, 2017. Album by Cascade Bill. 1 - 206 of 206 Total. 0 Visits.
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enlarge 230KB, 768x1024 2 05-23 08-34-20 - nt IMG 0055 After having breakfast we broke our camp down and packed up everything to be ready to go. We then set out on a day hike to look for ruins and art panels.
enlarge 195KB, 1152x647 3 05-23 08-51-17 - bm DSC01872 Mike & Will on our day hike.
enlarge 45.46MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 4 05-23 08-51a bm.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Setting out on our day hike.
enlarge 73.59MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 5 05-23 09-01 ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Climbing up to the Slide Ruin.
enlarge 165KB, 1024x768 6 05-23 09-02-21 - bm DSC01874 Exploring a small ruin complex that we visited on our 2000 and 2002 hikes.
enlarge 77.61MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 8 05-23 09-03b bm.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Exploring the ruins.
enlarge 188KB, 1024x768 9 05-23 09-05-37 - bm DSC01878 close up of wall construction - you can see where fingers have pressed the mud into the cracks between the rocks.
enlarge 137KB, 1024x768 10 05-23 09-05-53 - ms DSCF4871 Bill and Will
enlarge 140KB, 1024x768 11 05-23 09-06-04 - bm DSC01879 Granary is in very good condition - notice the "bowed" shape of the door, which is fairly common for these structures.
enlarge 107KB, 1024x768 12 05-23 09-06-31 - ms DSCF4883 Another view. One addition that was not there at our previous visits is this notice to not climb into the ruins.
enlarge 148KB, 1024x768 13 05-23 09-08-10 - bm DSC01885 Will inspecting the granary.
enlarge 135KB, 1024x768 14 05-23 09-08-18 - ms DSCF4873 Mike at the granary.
enlarge 118KB, 1024x768 15 05-23 09-08-30 - ms DSCF4872 Fingerprints in the mortar.
enlarge 133KB, 1024x768 16 05-23 09-08-32 - ms DSCF4887 The complex lies behind a rock slab that split off from the cliff above the alcove.
enlarge 162KB, 1024x768 17 05-23 09-08-37 - bm DSC01883 View of destroyed room - one thing that I don't understand is that there is a sharp delineation between the lower part of the wall and where it has been blackened above. This is pretty common: Sheiks Canyon; Inside kiva at Slickhorn Canyon.
enlarge 140KB, 1024x768 18 05-23 09-08-58 - bm DSC01884 Clay fragment that was on the roof - mud mortar was applied to branches to form a seal, leaving outlines of them in the fragment.
enlarge 98KB, 768x1024 19 05-23 09-09-19 - nt IMG 0056 Series of hand prints applied to the inside of the fallen slab.
enlarge 63KB, 1024x768 20 05-23 09-09-26 - nm IMG 2162 Another view - jet contrails juxtaposed to 800 year old hand prints.
enlarge 104KB, 1024x768 21 05-23 09-09-28 - bm DSC01876 Another set of hand prints - this time in white stripes.
enlarge 112KB, 1024x768 23 05-23 09-09-38 - bm DSC01877 "cowboy" signature from the 1890's when these canyons were first explored. When I first saw this in 2000, I was pissed off that anyone would put graffiti here then I realized that the signature was about 100 years older than I thought it was!
enlarge 239KB, 1024x768 63 05-23 09-53-02 - nt IMG 0065 Another view.
enlarge 168KB, 1024x768 64 05-23 10-09-02 - bm DSC01901 Mouth of Polly's Canyon - this is where we got our water last year (2016) - bone dry as compared to last year as shown here
enlarge 142KB, 1024x768 65 05-23 10-12-14 - ms DSCF4906 This was our water source (looking back toward our camp. It was a long haul carrying two 5 gal jugs back to camp.
enlarge 147KB, 1024x768 66 05-23 10-12-22 - bm DSC01902 Mike documenting our water source for camp 1.
enlarge 139.63MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 67 05-23 10-11 pollys island ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike describing our water source for camp 1 at Polly's canyon.
enlarge 180KB, 1024x768 68 05-23 10-16-01 - nt IMG 0066 Unusual formations at canyon rim opposite SW end of Polly's Island.
enlarge 165KB, 1024x768 69 05-23 10-16-06 - nt IMG 0068 Southwest end of Polly's Island.
enlarge 64.75MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 70 05-23 10-31 gg ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Bend in the canyon located HERE.
enlarge 229.20MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 71 05-23 10-47 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike's video of walk-up to the Fortress Ruin Complex.
Back in 2000, the only name for these ruins that I found was the "Grand Hotel". In 2017 there are no references to "Grand Hotel" at all. Now it seems that this ruin is called either the "Fortress" ruin (as you can plainly see from the following photos) or as the "Wrong-Side" ruin, because it is one of the few, if not the only ruin,on the left side (looking down canyon).
enlarge 171KB, 1024x768 72 05-23 10-50-04 - bm DSC01904 1 View of the Fortress Ruin complex - to the left on the lower ledge is a large granary. Several ruins above.
enlarge 200KB, 1024x768 73 05-23 10-50-00 - bm DSC01903 1 The main part of the Fortress Ruins (this is to the right of the previous photo).
enlarge 221KB, 1024x768 75 05-23 10-16-11 - nt IMG 0069 Looking back toward the wash.
enlarge 52.77MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 76 05-23 11-20 ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will's video of the approach to the Fortress Ruin complex.
enlarge 53.22MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 77 05-23 10-51 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Video of the large granary on the lower ledge.
enlarge 187KB, 1024x768 78 05-23 10-55-04 - bm DSC01906 Will on the lower ledge.
enlarge 217.46MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 79 05-23 10-53a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike's video showing the climb up to the ruins.
enlarge 209KB, 1024x768 80 05-23 11-19-29 - ms DSCF4915 Looking back to the wash.
enlarge 225.03MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 81 05-23 10-58a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike looks for a way into the "Fortress".
enlarge 404.93MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 82 05-23 11-04a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike finds a way into the ruin complex and explores them.
enlarge 286.31MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 83 05-23 11-15 ms ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will overcomes his fear of heights and finds a way into the complex.
"Arrow" slots and formidable wall is why it's called the "Fortress" ruin.
enlarge 110KB, 1024x768 84 05-23 11-20-11 - ms DSCF4919 View of Hoodoos at canyon rim.
enlarge 122KB, 768x1024 85 05-23 11-20-31 - ms DSCF4925 Close up of Hoodoos.
enlarge 89.80MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 86 05-23 11-22 nm.mp4 The Nick's were late arrivals at the complex - here is Nick M's video of the lower granary.
enlarge 179KB, 1024x768 87 05-23 11-20-44 - ms DSCF4923 Nick M. hiking up to the ruins.
enlarge 160KB, 1024x768 88 05-23 11-25-02 - bm DSC01909 This wall has an unusual way of decorating not seen in other ruins - small white stones are embedded in the mud mortar. Note the Circular patterns.
enlarge 144KB, 1024x768 89 05-23 11-25-41 - ms DSCF4910 Close up of the patterns of the stones embedded in the clay.
enlarge 139KB, 1024x768 90 05-23 11-26-03 - ms DSCF4913 Showing the scale of the patterns. This could possibly represent the Constellation Corona Borealis which lies overhead during May. It contains 7 predominant stars as recorded in this era.
enlarge 140KB, 1024x768 91 05-23 11-26-09 - ms DSCF4914 The holes in this wall are just above the floor level on the opposite side. They could possibly be for ventilation.
enlarge 128KB, 1024x768 92 05-23 11-26-48 - ms DSCF4912 Another section of the wall.
enlarge 164KB, 1024x768 93 05-23 11-26-49 - ms DSCF4916 Bill taking a break.
enlarge 135KB, 1024x768 94 05-23 11-27-03 - ms DSCF4917 Bill
enlarge 266.34MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 95 05-23 11-34 ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will's video of the wall with the patterns on it as well as an inside view of the ruin behind the wall.
enlarge 180KB, 1024x768 96 05-23 11-27-13 - bm DSC01907 Mike and Will - It looks like there used to be a wall extending along the ledge in front of Mike. Our relatively easy access would not have been possible. I guess it really was a fortress.
enlarge 172KB, 1024x768 98 05-23 11-28-01 - ms DSCF4920 Will at upper end of the "Fortress" section of the ruin. Note that this wall does not have the pebbles inserted into mud decoration of the previous photos.
enlarge 198KB, 768x1024 100 05-23 11-30-45 - nm IMG 2198 Close up of the wall construction.
enlarge 212KB, 768x1024 101 05-23 11-31-29 - nm IMG 2193 View of the "Fortress". The holes here are also close to the floor level and would not be openings to fire arrows through.
enlarge 263KB, 1024x768 102 05-23 11-31-35 - nm IMG 2194 Close up of the "Fortress" wall and it's openings.
enlarge 180KB, 1024x768 103 05-23 11-32-29 - bm DSC01911 View of the small room in back of the decorated wall. Mike and Nick in the background. From the amount of rubble here, it would appear that there was a substantial wall extending out from the stub shown here.
enlarge 204KB, 1024x768 105 05-23 11-33-19 - nm IMG 2200 Close up of the door to the small room - note the inset frame.
enlarge 97KB, 1024x768 106 05-23 11-33-52 - bm DSC01931 View of the interior of the small room.
enlarge 158KB, 1024x768 107 05-23 11-34-09 - bm DSC01927 Just beyond the small room is the remains of a kiva. There is also another small ruin further down the ledge - we can see Will inspecting it.
enlarge 249KB, 1024x768 108 05-23 11-34-12 - nm IMG 2201 Showing the interior of the kiva - note the construction using large poles for the beams then layers of branches of diminishing size laid in a grid pattern.
enlarge 223KB, 1024x768 109 05-23 11-34-43 - bm DSC01924 View showing the floor and what may be the "vent" for allowing smoke to escape.
enlarge 190KB, 1024x768 110 05-23 11-35-11 - ms DSCF4907 The roof construction - clay mud over small branches. Not much left today. Note that one log has fallen in since our trip in 2000
enlarge 190KB, 1024x768 111 05-23 11-35-12 - ms DSCF4908 Another view of the floor - enlarge photo to see details. There appears to be a rectangular "frame" setback in the wall.
enlarge 155KB, 1024x768 112 05-23 11-35-13 - bm DSC01913 Closer view of the roof construction.
enlarge 202KB, 1024x768 113 05-23 11-35-14 - bm DSC01914 Another view - note rectangular opening in side wall.
enlarge 188KB, 768x1024 115 05-23 11-35-18 - nt IMG 0070 View of inner side and the little bit of roof that remains
enlarge 243KB, 768x1024 116 05-23 11-35-19 - nt IMG 0071 Another view of the kiva's roof construction.
enlarge 274.82MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 117 05-23 11-09a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike explores the further ruin and postulates on the meaning of a pattern on the door of the ruin.
enlarge 204KB, 1024x768 118 05-23 11-35-20 - bm DSC01916 View of the northernmost ruin.
enlarge 159KB, 1024x768 119 05-23 11-35-22 - bm DSC01917 View inside one of the rooms in the ruin. Note that the back wall is also a constructed wall and not just the bedrock that is exposed.
enlarge 205KB, 1024x768 120 05-23 11-36-07 - bm DSC01918 View of the door to the room. Mike's "constellation" pattern is at the bottom left of the door.
enlarge 182KB, 1024x768 121 05-23 11-36-33 - bm DSC01920 A small door up against the overhang - that explains the constructed wall inside the room - it allows for a small storage area between the room and the overhang.
enlarge 179KB, 1024x768 122 05-23 11-36-45 - bm DSC01921 View of the main door (I wouldn't fit through this!). The door is framed with branches. - good view of the "constellation" pattern.
enlarge 149KB, 1024x768 123 05-23 11-37-02 - bm DSC01922 View of inside of the room - branch sticking out was probably part of the roof construction.
enlarge 186KB, 1024x768 124 05-23 11-37-30 - bm DSC01923 Looking back along the ledge from the last ruin.
enlarge 133KB, 1024x768 125 05-23 11-38-08 - bm DSC01925 High above on the ceiling of the overhang near the kiva is a ghost handprint.
enlarge 167KB, 1024x768 126 05-23 11-38-39 - nt IMG 0075 Close up of the handprint.
enlarge 138KB, 1024x768 127 05-23 11-38-54 - bm DSC01928 A pair of ghost handprints on the ceiling.
enlarge 122KB, 1024x768 128 05-23 11-39-01 - nm IMG 2206 The end of one of the beams for the kiva roof.
enlarge 144KB, 1024x768 129 05-23 11-39-14 - nt IMG 0076 This rock has some coloration - wonder if it was used to mix dyes.
enlarge 47.68MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 130 05-23 11-37 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Nick T discuss the "painter's pallette".
enlarge 237KB, 1024x768 131 05-23 11-39-16 - nt IMG 0072 A pottery shard in the rubble. Must have been a beautiful pot.
enlarge 104KB, 1024x768 132 05-23 11-39-18 - nt IMG 0077 Maize cob left behind.
enlarge 169KB, 1024x768 133 05-23 11-39-21 - nm IMG 2207 More pottery shards showing the diversity of styles.
enlarge 63.00MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 134 05-23 11-48 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will climbing down from the ruins.
enlarge 197KB, 1024x768 135 05-23 11-53-45 - nt IMG 0078 Will and Bill descending down slickrock. Bill is using the tried and true method of sliding down on his rear end when it gets too steep.
enlarge 160KB, 768x1024 136 05-23 11-53-57 - ms DSCF4926 Switchbacking our way down following the grooves in the sandstone.
enlarge 157KB, 1024x768 137 05-23 11-54-21 - ms DSCF4927 Will negotiating a steep spot.
enlarge 183KB, 1024x768 138 05-23 11-54-27 - ms DSCF4928 Bill's not too sure about this - it's easier going up.
enlarge 167KB, 768x1024 139 05-23 11-54-35 - ms DSCF4929 Bill coming down.
enlarge 184KB, 1024x768 140 05-23 11-57-32 - bm DSC01932 Will taking a last look at the "Fortress".
enlarge 154KB, 1024x768 141 05-23 11-58-31 - bm DSC01933 Looking up to the kiva portion of the ruin.
enlarge 177KB, 1024x768 142 05-23 11-58-55 - bm DSC01935 Mike and Nick T making their way down to the lower ledge.
enlarge 175KB, 1024x768 143 05-23 12-00-48 - nt IMG 0079 Checking out the granary on the lower ledge on the way down.
enlarge 350KB, 768x1024 145 05-23 13-01-34 - nt IMG 0080 Back on the "trail" again - down the wash.
enlarge 163KB, 768x1024 146 05-23 13-02-09 - ms DSCF4930 The Nicks going around a bend.
enlarge 150KB, 1024x768 147 05-23 13-21-00 - nm IMG 2216 We were looking for the "Railroad" panel - Mike and the Nicks bushwhacked overland while Bill and Will stayed in the wash. It turned out that the easiest approach was from the down canyon end. Nick M got this shot of the panel from afar before he went down and flagged Bill and Will.
enlarge 191KB, 1024x768 148 05-23 13-22-41 - bm DSC01938 View of the panel from the down canyon side.
enlarge 184.83MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 149 05-23 13-20a ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will's panoramic video of the Railroad Panel.
enlarge 211.79MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 150 05-23 13-25 bm ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Bill and Mike's combined video of the Railroad Panel and its details.
enlarge 172KB, 1152x647 151 05-23 13-23-09 - bm DSC01939 Nick M and Mike at the Panel
enlarge 131KB, 1024x768 152 05-23 13-23-10 - bm DSC01943 Overall view of the Panel
enlarge 136KB, 1024x768 153 05-23 13-23-23 - bm DSC01946 Mike at the Panel
enlarge 128KB, 1024x768 154 05-23 13-23-50 - bm DSC01950 Click on this thumbnail photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. The main portion of the Railroad Panel As a structural engineer, I'm fascinated by the Warren Truss sitting on springs that is at the top left of the panel, a type of bridge commonly used for railroads.
enlarge 121KB, 1024x768 155 05-23 13-24-06 - bm DSC01940 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Left end of the panel - you can see that wind scour has eroded the patina and is erasing some of the figures.
enlarge 169KB, 1024x768 156 05-23 13-24-12 - ms DSCF4931 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Close up showing details.
enlarge 163KB, 1024x768 157 05-23 13-24-22 - nt IMG 0084 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Another shot of this part of the panel.
enlarge 226KB, 1024x768 159 05-23 13-24-55 - nm IMG 2219 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. It's hard to imagine what some of these symbols represented.
enlarge 222KB, 1024x768 160 05-23 13-24-58 - nm IMG 2220 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Another view.
enlarge 159KB, 1024x768 161 05-23 13-35-28 - ms DSCF4933 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Showing the lower portion.
enlarge 159KB, 1024x768 162 05-23 13-35-33 - ms DSCF4934 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. The next section to the right.
enlarge 154KB, 1024x768 163 05-23 13-35-39 - bm DSC01945 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Continuing on to the right - more evidence of erosion.
enlarge 148KB, 1024x768 164 05-23 13-35-42 - ms DSCF4935 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Details from the previous photo.
enlarge 148KB, 1024x768 165 05-23 13-35-46 - ms DSCF4936 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Details to the right of the previous photo.
enlarge 266.55MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 166 05-23 13-27 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. In response to Mike's wife's request for more "people videos" - Mike and Will' commentary.
enlarge 149KB, 768x1024 167 05-23 13-23-55 - nm IMG 2224 While Mike and Will were filming the "people video", Nick T. had climbed up above and photo bombed the production.
enlarge 124KB, 1024x768 168 05-23 13-35-52 - ms DSCF4937 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. Details of the panel at its right edge.
enlarge 136KB, 1024x768 169 05-23 13-35-56 - ms DSCF4938 Click on this photo in order to see the intricate details of the panel. The panel terminates at the right edge at this "perpendicular" rock edge. Erosion has also taken its toll here.
enlarge 321.68MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 170 05-23 13-32 ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike's video showing the Railroad Panel details from right to left.
enlarge 184KB, 1024x768 171 05-23 13-36-19 - bm DSC01942 View looking outwards from the panel.
enlarge 168KB, 1024x768 172 05-23 13-36-24 - bm DSC01947 Nick M. has climbed up to the ridge above and is taking photos.
enlarge 137KB, 1024x768 173 05-23 13-36-34 - bm DSC01948 Telephoto of Nick M taking photos.
enlarge 248KB, 1024x768 174 05-23 13-36-43 - nm IMG 2226 Nick M's photo of the rock buttress at the end of the ridge he was on.
enlarge 246KB, 1024x768 175 05-23 13-39-46 - nt IMG 0090 Nick T had climbed up to the rim and took this photo - the Railroad Panel is to the left. You can see Mike just outside of the shadow heading down. Will is inside the shadow and is visible if you enlarge the photo and brighten your monitor.
enlarge 217KB, 1024x768 176 05-23 13-39-50 - nt IMG 0091 Looking up canyon from the rim above the Railroad Panel. (Nick T)
enlarge 159KB, 1024x768 177 05-23 13-40-25 - nt IMG 0092 Another photo by Nick T from the rim - this is to the right of the previous photo.
enlarge 206KB, 1024x768 178 05-23 13-40-26 - nm IMG 2232 Claret Cup Cactus in bloom
enlarge 228KB, 1024x768 180 05-23 13-45-32 - nt IMG 0093 Across the canyon from the RR panel.
enlarge 249KB, 1024x768 181 05-23 13-45-37 - nt IMG 0094 Slightly down canyon from the RR panel - Nick T heading down from the rim.
enlarge 176KB, 1024x768 182 05-23 14-21-04 - bm DSC01952 It was getting hot and we trudged on down the canyon. Up ahead we spy some ruins on a high ledge - one is known as the round house.
enlarge 65.51MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 183 05-23 14-30a ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Will's video of the ruins on the high ledge.
enlarge 141KB, 1024x768 184 05-23 14-23-15 - bm DSC01953 Getting closer, you can see the remains of a large ruin perched on the ledge. Looked like it was a defensive structure preventing access to the ruins further along the ledge.
enlarge 165KB, 1024x768 185 05-23 14-28-14 - bm DSC01958 Looking back at the ruin - Even though it looks impossible to access that ledge, I've seen a Photo of the ruin taken from the ledge from this Trip Report.
enlarge 106KB, 1024x768 186 05-23 14-27-55 - bm DSC01954 Here is the Round House ruin and another larger ruin on that same ledge - The sun was in the wrong position to get a good photo.
enlarge 184KB, 1024x768 188 05-23 14-56-27 - nt IMG 0095 Bushwhacking across a headland.
enlarge 185KB, 1024x768 189 05-23 15-24-53 - bm DSC01959 A small ruin just above the wash.
enlarge 287.31MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 190 05-23 15-30 ms ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Mike and Will's combined video showing some small granaries.
enlarge 222KB, 1024x768 191 05-23 15-27-52 - bm DSC01960 Another small granary - note that this is "Shelby's Nosebleed" granary not the one called out in the video.
enlarge 183KB, 1024x768 192 05-23 15-36-57 - bm DSC01961 Finally reach the Big Pouroff.
enlarge 198KB, 1024x768 193 05-23 15-35-44 - nt IMG 0096 Looking down at the pools of the Big Pouroff.
enlarge 240KB, 1024x768 194 05-23 15-35-53 - nt IMG 0098 You can see all the debris left behind when flash floods go over this point - must be some sight.
enlarge 99.18MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 195 05-23 15-54a ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. The old man has had it - We decide to camp at the pouroff because of the water situation. This is the first water since Pollys Island.
enlarge 175KB, 1024x768 196 05-23 16-23-32 - nm IMG 2246 A bone from some unlucky animal - near the Big Pouroff.
enlarge 231KB, 1024x768 197 05-23 16-31-15 - nm IMG 2247 The Nick's went looking for a campsite - and got this photo. We stopped here for lunch in 2000.
enlarge 169KB, 1024x768 198 05-23 16-32-58 - nm IMG 2248 An artistic photo by Nick M.
enlarge 184KB, 1024x768 199 05-23 16-59-42 - bm DSC01962 The pool at the bottom of the Big Pouroff.
enlarge 314.37MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 200 05-23 16-57 ms ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Combined Mike and Will's video showing the Big Pouroff Pool and getting our water jugs filled for the night's camp.
enlarge 178KB, 1024x768 201 05-23 17-14-21 - nt IMG 0099 Late afternoon sun and reflections on the Big Pouroff pool.
enlarge 91.34MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 202 05-23 18-08 bm.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Getting ready for the night and dinner preparation.
enlarge 186KB, 1152x647 203 05-23 18-08-13 - bm DSC01963 Mike getting his gear ready of the night.
enlarge 388.15MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 204 05-23 18-59a ms.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Cheesecake Dessert. Lighting the Dragonfly and discussion of rock found by Will.
enlarge 57.40MB, 1152x648 Download MPEG4 205 05-23 19-37a ws.mp4 VIDEO - Click Photo to View. Getting camp shipshape for the night.
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