Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Nampaweap Petroglyphs

The Nampaweap petroglyph site is a large site in a basalt canyon next to Mount Trumbull. The name Nampaweap is a Paiute phrase that means “Foot Canyon”. It’s probable this name refers to the canyon being a natural passageway of travel for the Paiute.

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Paiute Cave Pictographs

Inside of a collapsed lava tube in northern Arizona is a set of Virgin Anasazi pictographs. Caves were believed to be the entrance to the spirit world. 

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Grand Wash Cliffs Colony

I met up with legendary explorer Roger Mitchell to explore the Grand Wash Cliffs of Arizona. It was a surprise to both of us when we found an abandoned group of cabins tucked back in the woods. The cabins appear to have been abandoned in the 1970s and made us think it was some kind of “escape civilization colony”.

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Law’s Spring

Over the summer, we were exploring in the Ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona. One of the spots we visited was Law’s Spring. It’s an old campsite along the historic Beale Wagon Road.

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Lava River Cave

Back in late spring of 2015, we took a trip out to Flagstaff seeking some cooler temperatures. One of the places we stopped at was the Lava River Cave.

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