It had rained the day before, and we had to skip wheeling that day. We got up and assessed the situation, and we reluctantly decided that wheeling was out for that day, too. We headed north with a plan to check out Mesa Verde instead. It wasn't what we had in mind, but we were making the best of things. Of course, we didn't get too far north before we decided that the skies were clearing up and we had to check out a trail, just in case. We might have ended up with a bad day of impassable trails, but we had to try. It all worked out fairly well.
We turned around, heading south to Seven Towers. It was a short and relatively flat trail with no shelf roads, so we figured it would be a good one to try. It wasn't raining anymore, and the sun was out. But you never know what a lot of rain will do to a trail.
We aired down at the trailhead, noting that the trail was wet but not sloppy. A couple of passenger cars decided to follow us in, stopping at a wide spot not too far into the trail after the gate. They were setting up camp and we didn't see them again. It was the first day of the hunting season and we would see hunters out and about, but there was very little traffic.
The trail was fun, with some bumps to get over, but it was short. It wasn't long at all before we were parked at the end. We got out to explore, spending lots of time checking out the towers.
There was a little gravesite between the big tower and the others. It looked like some water could really come down through there, but it hadn't washed the gravestone away.
The towers were really interesting, and we definitely weren't into leaving. We didn't hike down to the ruins, but we checked them out from the canyon rim. The canyon was absolutely gorgeous.
Monica even got a little bit of posing in before we left, taking advantage of a rock in the camp area. Georgina saw a snake and squealed, but we didn't tease her too much.
We eventually headed back out and over to Texas Flat. The Seven Towers site is definitely a cool one, and we'll be back to it the next time we're in the area.