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Mule Canyon Ruins Pano 1, SE Utah

Mule Canyon Ruins Pano 1, SE Utah
Continuing with Utah day… as I'm going back through some of the thousands of images made 12 years ago with a Sony 2.1 MP camera. I wish that I had more MP but back then, but I think the high count was just above 3 MP. Canon had just come out with the Canon 3D, which was a 3.1 MP sensor.

One of the drawbacks of my first digital camera was contrast. The 2.1 MP sensor seemed to produce rather flat image,which required some masking to carefully paint in with black and white to selective areas to add the much needed contrast.

Mule Canyon Ruins is what started my love affair with the early Pueblo (Anasazi) Indians known as the Ancient Ones. I made this image in 2002 and it seems as now it's more known as "The House of Fire".

I had hiked in about a mile into this canyon where I was informed I would find this ruin. I actually went past this location and only when returning did I spot this massive overhang about 50 ft up and well to the left of the trail. I climbed up and just sat down looking around across the narrow canyon trying to imagine what it would have been like to have lived here back nearly 2000 years ago. Many of these ruins have been built upon layer by layer for over 800 years, with the sudden exodus of these people around 1200 AD. Many theories as to what could have happened to these people, but many believe they went south into Mexico, but why is still a mystery.


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Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A truly remarkable sight indeed.
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Astonishing. Lovely bit of history to go with the image. What a place to call home!
3 years ago.