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#26 jrbarnett

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:21 PM

Thanks Don. But I'm looking for a higher density of ancestral puebloan ruins and/or native and historical rock art, which pushes me over closer to the Four Corners. There are lots of choices. Newly constituted Canyons of the Ancients National Monument looks intriguing. Mesa Verde is always inspiring, as are Hovenweep National Monument, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Or there's my sentimental favorite in the region, Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

I'm also an Everett Reuss buff. Everett was my college roommate's uncle, though Everett disappeared (in the Escalante area) long before Brian was born. I was so excited when recently it was announced that they had located his remains including an apparent DNA match, and then deflated when we later learned that the dental features of the skull did not match Everett's dental records, and a later DNA test (conducted by the US military this time, rather than National Geographic) confirmed a non-match.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Everett_Ruess

Maybe something in the footsteps of Reuss? :grin:

My favorite photo of E. Reuss:

http://bloximages.ch...9ca7c.image.jpg

I'm still working it out. Details soon, though.

Regards,

Jim

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Great trip report- very much enjoyed reading. Unfortunately I stumbled upon this today:

http://www.telegraph...8/Power-saw-...

(Article detailing recent vandalism to petrogylphs in the same area. :( )

Good thing you made the trip when you did. Some people act without thinking.

#28 jrbarnett

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Indeed. One of the panels stolen and/or destroyed was this one, apparently.

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That was at Red Rock Canyon. Even when we were there last June, there was a panel missing that appeared to have been sawed off.

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Jim






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