6 Days in Cedar Mesa, Utah (Day 5) Slideshow

6 Days in Cedar Mesa, Utah (Day 5) Slideshow

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Greg Childauthor, mountaineer and friendsurveys our “new” canyon

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Greg and Ariann, his 7-year-old daughter, descending slickrock

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Greg and the author scouting for ruins

 

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The obscure Anasazi ruin in the bottom of the canyon

 

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Mesa Verde black-on-white potsherds and a bone awl found in the ruin

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Ariann scampers up a 50-degree slab, spotted by her father

 

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Climbing out of the canyon on an old Anasazi hand-and-toe trail

 

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Claret cup cactus in full bloom

 

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Overview: Comb Ridge in the middle distance

 

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The moon and Venus in the west, above our campsite