A Hike to Cave 7

Wetherill family hike to Cave 7 in 2011.
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 in1893. 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 2224  Beginning the hike to  Cave 7. IMG 2226  View of the mountains from the mesa top. IMG 2248  LaWanda Eaton Smith and Marietta Eaton IMG 2256  Unnamed alcove with ruins, Petroglyphs, Pictorographs and small ruins.
IMG 2258  Cliff Dweller Pictograph. IMG 2278  A ruin in the alcove that may be Cave 8.  Poison Ivy is visible at the base of the ruin. IMG 2250  Cliff Dweller ruins IMG 2251  Cliff Dweller Pictographs and Petroglyphs. IMG 2255  Basket Maker Pictographs IMG 2264  Unnamed Cliff Dweller alcove.
IMG 2259  Pictographs and the round holes were for timbers as floors or roofs IMG 2269  Probably a Ute Pictograph. IMG 2260  Our group looking at the ruins and artifacts. IMG 2275  North Fork of Whiskers Draw below unknown alcove. IMG 2273  North fork of Whiskers draw below the unknown alcove. IMG 2277  This may be Cave 8 that Harvey Leake is headed to, but not sure.
IMG 2281  Looking out of Cave 8 into the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. 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, through head high, Rubber Rabbit Bush. 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  A view of the North Fork of 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 2305  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2312  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw.
IMG 2306  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2313  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2318  A view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2317  Cave 7 coming into view behind Cottonwood trees. IMG 2314  Marie Garcia Shaffner and Sandra Scott climbing out of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2325  Climbing out of the draw to Cave 7.
IMG 2327  Small ruin in Cave 7 IMG 2347  Winston Hurst examines an inscription in Spanish on the cliff face. IMG 2334  L to R Gus Scott, Winston Hurst, Harvey Leake, Marie Garcia Shaffner. IMG 2362  Winston Hurst, Harvey Leake, Jim Shaffner IMG 2341  Wetherill inscription in cave 7, "Wetherill 1893" IMG 2349  Small ruin in Cave 7
IMG 2350  Small ruin in Cave 7 IMG 2355  Harvey Leake in Cave 7 IMG 2356  Harvey Leake and Jim Wetherill Shaffner IMG 2359  Cave 7 IMG 2361  Cave 7 IMG 2353  Small ruin above Cave 7 on second tier.
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 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 2410  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face behind Gus and Sandra Scott. IMG 2412  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. IMG 2322  Cave 7 in view with vertical Black stains on the cliff face. 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 2399  Marie Garcia Shaffner, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst leaving the Cave 7 draw. IMG 2249  The last view of the North Fork of Whiskers Draw. IMG 2440  Marietta Eaton, Harvey Leake and Winston Hurst having lunch after the hike to Cave 7.