Obvious that this canal had been cut into the rock, but for what specific purpose? Irrigation and control of life sustaining rainfall, which is sparse at best??
More of the beautiful quilted like polygonal rock formations found throughout Oak Flat! Fascinating!
Love how the green lichen outlines the little heart in this rock!
During one of several hikes I took while exploring the area, I came across the ruins of old pueblo foundations which were quite extensive.
I suspect this interesting sunflower pattern in the sand was created by some little animal digging at the center while its back feet rotated in a circular pattern creating the "flower petals".
Not far from the pueblo foundations I found several rock dams which made me wonder if the Native Americans that had settled in this area for centuries were practicing terrace farming with complex irrigation systems??
One of several dry wells I found in the immediate area. More to follow!