Seldom Seen Anderson
- Jan 19, 2012
In a continued attempt to make Nick jealous of southern utah in hopes of a future relocation. I will just post this quick trail run TR.
I had an hour to kill and needed some type of outdoor exercise. I thought of hiking/running one of the cinderknolls in Hurricane, but the sky's were looking ominous and I thought why climb when I wont even be able to see the big landmarks of the area (Pine Valley, Sandstone Mountain, Zion, etc) then I remembered about a dwelling site just a couple blocks from my house. I had visited one of the remains of a pithouse/storage a couple years ago, but last summer while in the Zion National Park Employee library I started reading more about the site and discovered there were about 4 small settlements and one petroglyph (they called it the little man, thus the name of the site little man site)
The area where the remains/petroglyphs are is a peninsula like landform that juts out into the virgin river valley directly across from Babylon of Red Cliffs.
At places like this I wonder if the natural beauty had anything to do with selection of settlement. This is one of the prettier views of the virgin river and sandstone of babylon.
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