First we walk Blue
Then off to the park headquarters to plan our stay at Majave.
Ring Loop Trail
1 mile round-trip.
This is a easy hike around the hill to and through Banshee Canyon were things get a bit interesting as you get to use rock embedded metal rings to climb up to the picnic area then return to Hole in the Wall Information Center. Teri and Blue walked 3/4 of the way and then returned for a 1.5 mile hike. I took the short cut up the rings into the canyon.
On the easy part there are petroglyphs all over the place.
Then the rock with the holes start.
Then I am on my own with the rings.
Start of Banshee Canyon.
Blue starts to chicken out and eventually refused to climb anymore rocks.
The first set of climbing rings
Looking down after the climb
The second set of rings.
Then the view from up top when Teri and Blue joined up with me.
This afternoon we when on a ranger guided walk 30 miles north.
At this spot there is water and with water come graffiti. This is from the Infantry stationed at this spot in the 1800s
Then some very early graffiti called petroglyphs
Water in the desert
Our ranger did an excellent job explaining the history in this area. We walked about a mile in 2 hours and had an excellent time.
This is the view past the water.