After that, we went out back to look at the ruins. It had been a small community and some of it isnít excavated. Evidence indicates that it was burned when it was abandoned after 75 years of use. Not very many generations. This was the outer northwestern range of the Anasazi. One can only wonder what happened. These places always make us feel a little melancholy as we try to see the place as they did.
We looked out away from the ruins at Boulder Mountain where there would have been game to feed these people. There was water here for crops too when the monsoon season came. And trout in Calf Creek and the Escalante River. The promise that we feel when we arrive in this place is the same promise the Anasazi felt and the Mormon pioneers later on.