6 Days in Cedar Mesa, Utah (Day 2) Slideshow

6 Days in Cedar Mesa, Utah (Day 2) Slideshow

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Panorama of Grand Gulch from the canyon floor, where it's joined by Sheiks Canyon

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The eponymous Green Mask pictograph

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Strange mud swirls in a semi-subterranean Anasazi room at Green Mask, plastered on the sooted back wall. What are they covering?

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Overview of the semi-subterranean room at Green Mask, with the strange mud swirls

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A phenomenal frieze of Basketmaker pictographs at Green Mask Spring

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Basketmaker handprints and humanoid, Green Mask

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Looking straight up forty feet at the congeries of Archaic rock art on the Green Mask ceiling. These abstract pictographs may be as old as six or seven thousand years.

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A cramped, gloomy upper-story room at Green Mask

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The ruins in Sheiks Canyon, half a mile in

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The exquisitely preserved roof of the room half a mile in in Sheiks Canyon

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Looking through the blown-out front wall of the same room, from inside it

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Detail of a granary

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Panorama from the saddle overlooking Grand Gulch

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Mormon tea in bloom

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Ruins at Green Mask spring

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Sunset from our second campsite. Navajo Mountain in the distance on the left, Mossback Butte in the middle right.