Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Category: Grand Canyon

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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Clamshell Petroglyphs

The Clamshell petroglyphs are an easy to reach Anasazi site just outside of Fredonia, Arizona. These petroglyphs and pictographs are so old they are hard to see at all. There are some interesting designs though; including some anthropomorphic figures, a water glyph, a six-toed footprint, and spirals. Lots of spirals. Obviously, an important symbol here.

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