Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Picnic at the Butte

It's been over a year since I'd last been out at the Thumb Butte area; this time it was for a picnic sponsored by the local chapter of the Arizona Archeology Society. The event was scheduled just before the Forest Service closed the area for a major overhaul. And it was the first time I had taken a close look at the picnic facilities. Pretty neat. And pretty, for that matter.

A circle of tables...

...surrounding a fire pit.

Additional picnic facilities are to be developed in the open area beyond the circle, at the right, according to folk who were at the picnic.

There's a beautiful set of stone stairs leading down to Butte Creek.

A more fortuitous sight: the highlit snag between two pine trees.

And what better proof that this was an archeological crowd than this Tshirt from Australia!

3 comments:

Olivia Kroth said...

Beautiful pictures again, especially that of the stone stairs.

sheoflittlebrain said...

It's been many years since I've picniced at Thumb Butte. That's really a nice place for group get-togethers..wonder if it can be reserved???? Nice pix, gj.

Granny J said...

Olivia -- we have some nice stone stairs around town. I'm collecting pix for a post...

Brain -- I think that for large groups, a reservation is necessary. It is pretty, isn't it!

 
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