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tommy750
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11/27/2018
tommy750
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Had a three day weekend recently and was able to head out to The Potrero with Daren. Was last out with him on a five day Grand Canyon South Rim trip the month before( https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommy750/albums/72157701387945651 ). Ended up being about 34 miles and 8K gain/loss, something strenuous office work does not adequately prepare one for smile This time we headed out from the equestrian parking lot off S-2 and hiked up canyon to the the circular trough about six miles in.

A little exploring via headlamp later that evening.

IMG_0337 by tomteske, on Flickr

IMG_0871 by tomteske, on Flickr

Daren getting his camping essentials organized.

Camo Camp by tomteske, on Flickr

The next day we headed further up canyon encountering an old mine with surrounding rock walls. It's in the far left of the photo where Daren is looking.

Toward The Mine by tomteske, on Flickr

Actually looked like an adit with the entrance partially occluded.

Adit by tomteske, on Flickr

Looking down canyon.

Upper Potrero by tomteske, on Flickr

Milling near an old spring.

Morteros by tomteske, on Flickr

Lots of the expected ranching artifacts.

IMG_0339 by tomteske, on Flickr

Feed Trough by tomteske, on Flickr

Tarantula.

Tarantula by tomteske, on Flickr

This guy was hopping all over camp and acting generally frenetic. You have a name for this guy, Ziphius?

Black Headed Bird by tomteske, on Flickr

The final day we headed by a site Daren found on a previous trip with four metates and two soda bottles, a Pepsi and Coke.

One of Four by tomteske, on Flickr

Another mine with rock walls.

Mine Wall by tomteske, on Flickr

Found this on GE a while back. We both had a hard time finding it on the ground. Looks like an old ranching house.

Structure by tomteske, on Flickr

Foundation by tomteske, on Flickr

Nice bug.

Black and Red by tomteske, on Flickr

Trying to enter a rock shelter with limited success.

IMG_0341 by tomteske, on Flickr

Worth the squeeze.

IMG_0933 by tomteske, on Flickr

IMG_0903 by tomteske, on Flickr

We found and/or relocated a number of points. Here's a few. Seeing how these were created and re touched is quite fascinating. Almost tempted to carry a real camera and macro lens with me next time smile

Broken obsidian Cottonwood point.

Potrero Point 1 by tomteske, on Flickr

Broken tip of a Paleo or Archaic point/dart.

Potrero Point 2 by tomteske, on Flickr

I'm thinking this point was a nice obsidian Cottonwood that broke and was attempted to be retouched into a Desert Side Notch but abandoned.

Potrero Point 3 by tomteske, on Flickr

About 21 miles, 2.7K gain/loss and another great time in the desert. Enjoy. Tom (All the pics with a white border are Daren's)
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