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The following bajada hikes could greatly assist world class

research on the hanging canals. Typical total and return lengths

are one to three miles, often in very difficult or brushy terrain.

Needed are field verification, photos, and GPS coordinates...

DEADMAN EAST- Evaluate the Acme Mapper suggestion

of a canal between N 32.75284 W 109.78537 and N 32.75679

W 109.77612. Find link to main Deadman west canal. Find out

how water gets off the mesa. Find destination. Save energy

for the steep return trip.

VEECH CANYON- Flag a feasible route through heavy brush

from N 32.65007 W 109.73410 to N 32.64348 W 109.74235

Evaluate presumed canal further south to N 32.64252 W 109.74288.

Optionally determine if linear features around N 32.64276

W 109.74087 are natural or man made.

MUD SPRINGS- Working north from the fence at N 32.79167

W 109.85383, and following the canal, try to find the missing

portions as you approach resumption at N 32.80451 W 109.83872.

A SUV shuttle eases the return.

FRYE WATERSHED DIVERSION- Try to prove or disprove that.

Frye Mesa water was routed into a watershed crossing (!) canal from

N 32.74422 W 109.83930 to N 32.74472 W 109.83843 to N 32.74555

W 109.84016

FRYE PINCH POINT- Try to verify a hanging canal portion from the

pinch point at N 32.74747 W 109.83897 to N 32.75114 W 109.83728 or

N 32.75128 W 109.83736

ASH CREEK SOURCE- Starting under the fence at N 32.79167

W 109.85383 try to find the takein somewhere near N 32.78767

W 109.85468 Tropical Storm Octave may have obliterated any trace

of this obviously used routing.

MINOR WEBSTER -Starting north from N 32.79790 W 109.87270

and following the canal, determine where and why it changes from

historic to prehistoric construct architecture. Follow further north to

try and determine destination. Avoid getting close to private property.

TUGOOD SOUTH- Starting with the canal at N 32.81338 W 109.86993,

trace it south to try and find a takein between Shimgle Mill Canyon and

Merrill Wash, possibly around N 32.79074 W 109.88925. Canal Portions

are under the road, and others may have been obliterated by tropical

storm Octave.

TUGOOD NORTH- Starting with the canal at N 32.79074 W 109.88925,

trace it north to see where it goes. Try to find its field destination.

Avoid any private residences.

FREEMAN MID SECTION- Starting at N 32.78744 W 109.76588,

trace the canal North to where it likely disappears at N 32.78988

W 109.76252 and resumes at N 32.79066 W 109.76163.

ALL LEDFORD & GOAT- Centering on N 32.68640 W 109.74308 ,

survey photograph the extensive hanging canals. An ATV might be

useful, as might a drone.Many trips will be needed.

MISSING MUD SPRINGS- Find out how the Mud Springs Canal

gets from N 32.83062 W 109.81560 to N 32.83878 W 109.81128.

MID GOLF COURSE- Attempt to prove that the Golf Course Canal

routes from N 32.79832 W 109.78278 to N 32.78187 W 109.78707

Otherwise find an alternate mid routing.

ALLEN DESTINATION- Find out where the Allen Canal goes north of

the slight saddle at N 32.83347 W 109.80302 You might have to start

at the more obvious Cubelara Cut at N 32.83567 W 109.79810.

MUD SPRINGS DESTINATION- Find out where the Mud Springs

Canal goes north of N 32.84797 W 109.81104.

ALLEN MESA FALLOFF- Find out how the Allen Canal gets from

N 32.81187 W 109.81131 to N 32.83398 W 109.79544

NUTTALL WATERSHED CROSSING- Determine if a prehistoric

watershed crossing is physically possible at N 32.77780 W 109.95534

Seek out evidence that it did or did not occur. Latest evidence has

made the need for this crossover somewhat less likely. But it still

needs checked.

HENRY'S EXTENSIONS-- In and around N 32.73702 W 109.74305

need explored and documented. It is not yet clear whether Henry's

Canal starts at N 32.73709 W 109.74241 or if it has a still unknown

Marijilda feeder.

LAMB TANK CANALS- Rumored canals in this area have yet

to be verified and documented. In and around N 32.82184

W 109.92386

SAND TANK BRANCHES- Explore one or more possible canals in

the area of N 32.83082 W 109.92993 and N 32.83455 W 109.92705.

STOCKTON PASS WASH-Seek out evidence of prehistoric canals,

especially near to N 32.61789 W 109.72822 and N 32.61979 W 109.72836

Note that these only show up on high magnification.

**Please send resultss to don@tinaja.com or (928) 428-4073.**