A Hike to Cave 7

Wetherill family hike to Cave 7 in 2011.
IMG 2224  Beginning the hike to Cave 7. IMG 2226  View of the mountains from the mesa top above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2238  Gus and Sandra Scott (friends of Harvey Leake), LaWanda Eaton Smith (great granddaughter of Richard Wetherill), Ralph Hall (friend of LaWanda Eaton), Winston Hurst (Great Grandson of Platte D. Lyman), Jim Shaffner (Grandson of Richard Wetherill), Harvey Leake (Great Grandson of John Wetherill), Marietta Eaton (Great Granddaughter of Richard Wetherill) IMG 2247  Harvey Leake beginning the down to Whiskers Draw. IMG 2248  LaWanda Eaton Smith and Marietta Eaton above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2249  At view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw from the mesa top.
IMG 2250  Cliff Dweller ruins above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2251  Cliff Dweller Pictographs and Petroglyphs above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2253  Cliff Dweller Pictographs and Petroglyphs above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2255  Basket Maker Pictographs above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2256  Unnamed alcove with ruins, Petroglyphs, Pictorographs and small ruins above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2257  Ruins in an alcove above Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2259  Pictographs and the round holes were for timbers as floors or roofs above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2260  Our group looking at ruins and artifacts above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2264  Unnamed Cliff Dweller alcove above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2265  Artifacts in an alcove above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2266  Ralph in an alcove above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2267  LaWanda in an alcove above Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2268  Pictograph in an alcove above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2269  Probably a Ute Pictograph above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2270  Alcove with an area on the cliff face for sharpening stone tools above Whiskers Draw. IMG 2271  Leaving the mesa top to descend into the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2275  Whiskers Draw IMG 2272  View of Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2273  Whiskers Draw IMG 2274  an alcove in Whiskers Draw near cave 8. IMG 2277  This may be Cave 8 that Harvey Leake is headed to, but not sure. IMG 2278  A ruin in the alcove that may be Cave 8.  Poison Ivy is visible at the base of the ruin. IMG 2281  Looking out of Cave 8 into the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2282  Looking out of Cave 8 into the North Fork of Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2283  A ruin in the alcove that may be Cave 8. Poison Ivy is visible at the base of the ruin. IMG 2286  A ruin in the alcove that may be Cave 8. Poison Ivy is visible at the base of the ruin. IMG 2287  A ruin in the alcove that may be Cave 8. Poison Ivy is visible at the base of the ruin. IMG 2291  Leaving Cave 8 and headed to Cave 7. Winston Hurst and Marie Garcia Shaffner. IMG 2292  Marie Garcia Shaffner and Winston Hurst headed to Cave 7 walking through head high Rubber Rabbit Bush. IMG 2293
IMG 2294  Our group getting ready to descend into the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2297  Our group in the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2298  Whiskers Draw. IMG 2300  Our group in the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2302  Winston Hurst in six foot high grass. North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2303  Whiskers draw walking toward Cave 7.
IMG 2304  Harvey Leake and Gus Scott in the North Fork of Whiskers Draw walking toward Cave 7. IMG 2305  Stone out crop in Whiskers Draw. IMG 2306  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw walking toward Cave 7. IMG 2307  Harvey Leake in the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2309  Whiskers Draw. IMG 2310  Harvey leake andGus Scott walking toward Cave 7.
IMG 2311  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2313  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2314  Marie Garcia Shaffner and Sandra Scott climbing out of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2318  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2322  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. IMG 2324  Climbing out of the draw to Cave 7.
IMG 2325  Climbing out of the draw to Cave 7. IMG 2326  Climbing out of the draw to Cave 7. IMG 2327  Small rock structure in Cave 7. IMG 2329  Winston Hurst checking out a rock fall in Cave 7. Notice small rock structure in the Rock face. IMG 2332  Small ruin in Cave 7. IMG 2349  Small ruin in Cave 7.
IMG 2346  Small ruin in Cave 7. IMG 2335  L to R Gus Scott, Winston Hurst, Harvey Leake, Marie Garcia Shaffner in Cave 7. IMG 2341  Wetherill inscription in Cave 7. "Wetherill 1893" IMG 2345  Small ruin on an outcrop of the Cave 7 cliff face. IMG 2347  Winston Hurst examines an inscription in Spanish on the cliff face. IMG 2348  Cave 7 cliff face
IMG 2350  Small ruin in Cave 7 IMG 2353  Small ruin on an outcrop of the Cave 7 cliff face. IMG 2355  Harvey Leake in Cave 7 IMG 2358  Harvey Leake and Jim Shaffner Cave 7. IMG 2317  View fro Cave 7 into Whiskers Draw. IMG 2359  Cave 7, Harvey Leake in the brush. Notice the small structure in cliff face.
IMG 2361  Cave 7 with small ruin on the cliff face. IMG 2362  Winston Hurst, Harvey Leake, Jim Shaffner in Cave 7. IMG 2363  Winston Hurst, Harvey Leake and Jim Shaffner in Cave 7. IMG 2366  Cliff face in Cave 7. IMG 2369  Small ruin near Cave 7. IMG 2370  Eroded area near Cave 7.
IMG 2373  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2374  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not.  Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7. IMG 2375  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2378  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2379  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2383  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893.
IMG 2384  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not.  Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2387  Winston Hurst examining a piece of a tin can which could have beenremenant of an early excavation at Cave 7. IMG 2388  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2389  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2390  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2391  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893.
IMG 2392  This ruin is in an alcove adjacent to Cave 7 and is often included as a Cave 7 ruin but is not. Richard Wetherill mentioned this ruin in some of his writings about Cave 7 in 1893. IMG 2394  Harvey Leake, Marie Garcia Shaffner and Winston Hurst leaving the Cave 7 draw. Just after this photo was taken Harvey was attacked by the residents of a local Bee Hive. Harvey was stung several times. Sandra Scott came along a few moments later and the hive residents also greeted her. IMG 2395  Harvey Leake in Whishers Draw leaving the cave 7 area. IMG 2398  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst leaving the Cave 7 area. IMG 2399  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst leaving the Cave 7 area. IMG 2400  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst leaving the Cave 7 area.
IMG 2402  Leaving the Cave 7 area. Cave 7 is below the black streaked cliff face. IMG 2403  Harvey Leake across from Cave 7 with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. IMG 2404  Winston Hurst across from Cave 7 checking outthe cliff face. IMG 2405  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. IMG 2407  Winston Hurst looking into Whiskers Draw. IMG 2409  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. Marie Garcia Shaffner and Harvey Leake.
IMG 2410  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face behind Gus and Sandra Scott. IMG 2411  Bureau of Land management marker indicating that Cave 7 is on on Ute Tribal property. IMG 2412  Cave 7 in view with vertical black stains on the cliff face. IMG 2413  Winston Hurst, Marie Garcia Shaffner and Harvey Leake in Whiskers Draw visiting about the Cave 7 site. IMG 2414  Winston Hurst leading our group out of the Cave 7 area via Whiskers Draw. IMG 2419  Our group leaving the Cave 7 area via Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2420  Our group leaving the Cave 7 area via Whiskers Draw.. IMG 2425  View of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2428  Harvey Leake leaving Whiskers Draw. IMG 2432  Our group exiting Whiskers Draw. IMG 2434  View of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2440  Marietta Eaton, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst having lunch after the hike to Cave 7. Road that leads to this area is in view on the center right.
IMG 2444  Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst  having lunch after leaving Cave 7. IMG 2446 MVI 2331 MVI 2415