May 18, 2021
Presenter: Dean Waits
Dean Waits has enjoyed traveling, seeing and experiencing different things for a long time. He wants to take you on a visual tour of special places he’s seen Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and western Colorado. He’s backpacked twice in Bears Ears National Monument, located in the SE corner of Utah. We’ll start at the Bullet Canyon TH, then enter Grand Gulch and finish out of Kane Gulch visiting many named ruins. He’ll take you on a pictorial tour of Aztec Ruins, Chaco, Canyon de Chelly, Navajo and Monument Valley National Monuments, and Hovenweep back in Colorado. And relive his trip into Mexico and Central America in 1973. Hope you can tune in.
Vogel Canyon is a distilled record of the human past on the High Plains in southeastern Colorado. This video celebrates the successful partnerships which have preserved this important record of the human past. Produced in partnership by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society and the U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland this 21 minute video summarizes an important conservation project south of La Junta, Colorado. The program includes video of graffiti removal, trail construction, and contains a strong anti-vandalism message.
Funded through a grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund.
This presentation was created by Brandon Ott. As an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, it was his Eagle Scout Project. Brandon spent over a 1,000 hours visiting sites, museums, and researching archaeology preservation. Tom Sholes (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided guidance and Dave Sproul (Pikes Peak Chapter) provided the music track. The video may be view full screen by clicking on the icon at the lower right corner of the video after starting the video.