Upper Red Butte
There are a couple of places around here that fall into the category of gifts that keep on giving. Red Butte Wilderness is one of them. I’ve explored it numerous times in the past. It’s also a fun place to do some Arch Hunting. Below are some pictures from yet another trip, this time exploring the upper plateau of the area. I had intended on making a loop all along the upper shelf but when I got to the end I could not see the route down that I had been looking at from below, without doing some difficult brushy downclimbing. So, I walked all the way back, but that was fine, as the light was a lot better in the areas I started from earlier in the day. Enjoy the pictures.
Some interesting buried rocks on the north side of Red Butte. I saw a lot of mountain lion tracks on the north end.
Some strange little spots. The one on the left is a deep pit with steep slopes. Reminded me of a Sarlacc Pit. Just a few dozen feet beyond this is a huge cliff, so I assume it is somehow connected, but I could not see any light down there.
A few more strange little places.