Sunday, May 25, 2008

Warrior's Walk

I went on a 50 mile ATV ride a couple of days ago. We made several stops at locations overlooking Zion's and a few other awesome views. Our main purpose however was to find the fabled "Warrior's Walk". My boss and guide, Tony has been riding in the area his whole life but had never been able to find it. After a few wrong turns and a bit of hiking, we found it.



Nobody knows who built a 100+ yard path of stones in the middle of freaking nowhere, or why, but it's a pretty safe bet it was Anasazi. In the background you can see Zion's. Maybe they were as impressed with the view as I was. The trail is on slick rock and is built of sandstone boulders with high iron content. these boulders resist erosion more than the weaker sandstone around them, and so they're left behind after everything else has eroded. Living down here has gotten me really excited about the history of the area, so this was by far the highlight of the ride.

5 comments:

Yeti said...

where in blazes is this kool thing?

--> Garit said...

thats way cool! So what is your best guess as to how long those have been there?

What time period is the Anasazi like 12th century BC? Freaking 3200 years ago.. thats awesome!

Keep us updated on what you see and find man. And take lots of pics of the petroglyph stuff.

Davy J said...

I've been wanting to go south and just bounce between ruins and ghost towns, taking pictures... I want to make a book. But I don't know when I'll ever be able to escape the deadly grip of Utah county...

Caleb said...

That's really cool. I wonder if it was a ritualistic tool?

Yeti said...

Come on Warriors walk...let Garit & I come down & see this amazing thing