Saturday, March 8, 2014
It is Tom's hope to find a way to get from Lockhart Basin to Chicken Corner on foot as well as find a way down to the river behind Chicken Corner. Today is a scouting trip to get an idea of what sort of challenges he'll be facing. During the journey Tom shows Evelyn an arch he found a few years ago so she can get GPS coordinates and check to see if it has previously been discovered.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
While Tom is exploring Evelyn has entered a basin area of No Man's Land and found 10 to 15 work stations where Indians of one sort or another made arrowheads. Numerous tools, flakes, and rocks not natural to the area are everywhere. Evelyn and Tom are both left to wonder why do you bring all these things to an area with no water and no access to water. Why are there no dwellings, no rock art, no pottery sherds, or any other sign of previous life? Strange doings.
Evelyn has returned to Base Camp. As a member of the Arch and Bridge Society for 25 years she's interested in the arches Tom found in No Man's Land to see if they have been previously discovered and so today that is where Evelyn and Tom are headed. Tom has an additional goal of making it to the end of No Man's Land on the east side.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Once every week or so Tom takes Johnny to town for supplies. When the river was frozen that was a four to six hour journey. Hour to town, hour to Caveman Ranch (get Johnny), hour to town, do shopping, hour to Caveman Ranch, drop Johnny off, hour to town, and an hour back to Base Camp. Sometimes Johnny would walkie what he needed and then it would only be four hours. With the river unfrozen, Johnny kayaks over, go to town, shop, then back, then kayak the river with groceries. First part goes like this.