|when||Saturday, June 22, 2019|
|Trip Report : July 1, 2017|
|where||east of Sedona, east of I-17|
Wet Beaver is an easy hike beside the Wet Beaver Creek, which has water in it
at all times. This trail has very little shade until you get to the end, but gives
you grand view of the creek and canyon. At the end is a nice boulder area where
you can sit and get your feet wet if you wish. The pools of water here are very
deep, so swimming and diving are possible. We will be walking at the red rock
level of this canyon, so you can get some close up pictures.
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
This is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, as well as being one of the best-preserved. Acquired by the Coconino National Forest in 1994, the site is protected and kept open to the visiting public for their enjoyment and opportunity to learn more about our national cultural heritage. Rock art is one type of archaeological data that can be used to identify prehistoric cultures and time periods. Various styles of rock art have been identified, based on the kinds of elements, unique elements, relationships between elements, and manufacturing techniques. By making these observations, various rock art styles have been defined for the prehistoric Southwest. One of these styles – the Beaver Creek Style – has been identified through the studies of rock art sites in the Beaver Creek area, especially here at V Bar V Heritage Site. This research has resulted in the definition of the Beaver Creek Style, which is diagnostic of the Southern Sinagua between A.D. 1150 and 1400. Guided tours are provided until 3 PM when the site closes.
This site has a sun dagger, which is a ray of sun light going into the center of a spiral. This occurs on the summer solstice and we are one day after, so the viewing should still be good.
After the V-Bar-V Heritage Site we will find a place to eat a late lunch.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
• Hiking poles
|distance||7 miles round trip|
|time||4 hours hiking time + about 1 hour for V-Bar-V tour|
|EC||+-500' elevation change|
|elevations||3,820' (trailhead) to 4,320' (Bell Crossing)|
|on trail||100% — Bell Trail, V-Bar-V Trail|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||$5 for a Red Rock pass only needed at V-Bar-V, sold on site if needed.
Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||6:30 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride. If the day looks to be hot, we may start earlier.|
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