Pecos Experience, Day 1 and 2, part I

Sunrise over Comstock, TX March 18, 2013

Sunrise over Comstock, TX March 18, 2013

The sun came up today, just on time for the first day of the Pecos Experience with the Shumla School.  Eight of us from all over the country gathered with our guides and shepards for the week as soon as the sun was all the way up to tour Fate Bell Shelter in Seminole Canyon State Park.  Fate Bell is a spectacular rock art site from 4000 years ago,

Shaman statue at Seminole Canyon State Park

Shaman statue at Seminole Canyon State Park

give or take a few thousand years, and is open to the public for tours through the state park.  I had been there many times, but I don’t want to miss a word that is said this week.

Well, unless I have to take a nap.  We also visited a small site on private property this afternoon that is truly unique, and after a busy day, I know I will be ready for bed tonight.  We are sleeping in tents in order to have the full “experience,” and I am looking forward to my cot!

I apologize. We had a lecture last night about the Huichol Indians, and then I just hit the sack.  The connection is slow out here and I did not have time to download all my photos of Day 1. I will attend to that as fast as I can.

Today we were gone about eight hours and hiked to two canyons to see Cedar Springs and Mystic shelters on the Devil’s River. We had a great swim in the cool, clean Devil’s before we returned. But the full story on Days 1 and  2 may be delayed, as they are calling us for dinner now.  Carolyn is really keeping us busy.

Oh, before I sign off, I saw the Milky Way last night in all it’s glory! Not a cloud anywhere, and a waxing moon that went down about 3 A.M. That sight alone was worth the whole trip—and the blisters on my feet.

More soon, I promise!

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