You will be following me on both pavement & dirt roads. We’ll caravan thru Sunset Crater National Monument, passing thru lava flows & volcanoes that erupted as recently as 900 years ago. As we drop towards the painted desert the vistas will expand and seem near endless. After leaving the pavement you’ll follow me along the Little Colorado River (typically dry). Once we park our vehicles we’ll set off on foot to start exploring rock outcroppings of sandstone&discovering petroglyphs of varying styles & ages. If your skill level & adventure level are higher we may scramble to get close to some panels that otherwise would be looking down upon us. Part way through our hike we’ll find a nice spot to have lunch and admire the surrounding scenery and Little Colorado River valley. Imagining what life may have been like for the past cultures that left their ‘signatures,’ used the river as a highway to trade and move about the vast spaces that make up the southern portion of the mighty Colorado Plateau. We’ll likely see some sort of wildlife whether it be an antelope or a herd, a falcon, owl or some other creature that’s etched out a living in the seemingly harsh, arid high desert.
Tamales A southwestern tradition, meat (Spicy beef) or vegetarian (3 Sisters-squash, beans&corn).. Salsa &sour cream…
Water/sparkling, tea For a up-charge I'll provide local beer (ice cold) or local wine.
Hiking poles Provided if you'd like, also in the rare times the river is running they will be provided to help with…
I’ve lived in the SW for my whole life and started exploring rock art and Native American sites at a very young age. As a child I was even adamant about contacting the park service to report the destruction and theft of petroglyphs in Saguaro National Park. I majored in anthropology and worked as an Archaeologist in N AZ for a number of years. I was fortunate to be part of a discovery of one of America’s oldest rock art sites (a Glenn Canyon Linear style panel). Having lived in AZ for 34 years and the Flagstaff area for 12, I’ve spent almost all my free time hiking and exploring the area.
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We'll explore the Little Colorado River drainage near Wupatki National Monument. The Little Colorado River was a very important travel corridor for Native Americans for thousands of years. The area has no official trials, is in a semi remote and beautiful area bordering the Navajo Reservation. This area is special because it contains a history of progression from before the advent of the bow& arrow all the way to the re-introduction of horses.
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최대 4명, 만 18세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 트립에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
이 트립은 주류를 포함합니다. 법적 음주 가능 나이에 해당하는 게스트에게만 주류가 제공됩니다.
The Little Colorado River may contain mud or water, typically its dry but occasionally summer rains/snow melt from far away create a flow. In this rare case shoes that can get wet maybe a good idea.
Explore Ancient Petroglyphs