Sunday and Monday March 11, 12, 2018 Horse Tanks, Kofa NWF Arizona
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Hike to Horse Tanks
Grinding and cooking holes
Not far from camp I came across these old Indian grinding holes where they used to grind seeds and nuts and things to eat. They also were to use these for cooking by putting hot rocks in the holes to cook. They are in the wash that goes by my camp spot.
Most people never see these holes. See that truck over there. It’s parked at the cave parking spot just behind it. If you walk to the cave with the holes in it and continue straight another hundred yards or so you will find another creek with more holes in it and this spot where I am now is straight off the other two spots, the cave and the holly creek over there.
These holes in the creek, the truck at the parking lot with the cave and the the creek holes behind it. Three sets of holes. There are more holes I’ve seen in places, but these seem to line up below the tanks.
Where did they live
I pondered where the huts might be to live here. Maybe on the creek banks, but more likely over the holes in the rocks as that is where they will mostly live to cook and eat. So far I haven’t found any caves where I could say they lived. The source of water would dictate where they lived. Deferent holes deferent families maybe. Of course maybe the occasional wash out. But most of the time the flat rock where grinding holes are might make a good hut sight. More likely people had huts all over the places over the years.
I walked down to the tank to have a look and peered in to see if anything was living there. Some moving surface water had caught my attention.
Started on back to camp
I veered off and left the tanks to start back down the other side of the canyon looking down here where I plan to walk along the rock there in front keeping high. My camp is down at the end of this valley left of center, just out of sight. The road up to the end parking lot comes up here just to my left that’s why I’m staying high on the hill.
My camp is in sight
That seemed to tire me out more than I expected so I was pretty beat. I got something to eat and sat around for a bit and went to bed early and that was my day.
Monday March 12, 2018
Yeast from scratch
A hill to hike
Legs and feet say they are tired out
Made thumb crackers instead
Crash banging car
Just before dark this car came up the road crash banging away because it was so low to the ground. It wasn’t’ long before it came back down the road and left for the day, just before it got dark. The girl was throwing rocks off the road, but the car crashed banged just the same.
They made it out past me and I didn’t see them again so I guess they made it out ok.
So I had a lazy day with only a few little walks around the van camp area.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading back to Quartzsite to resupply and go on a jeep ride with Patti and Marty on Wednesday.
That was my day for a lazy one.