We wandered a little further up the river in search of the Beamer cabin. Back in the 1890 Ben Beamer, a miner, added to an prehistoric ruin to create his own shelter. Inside you could see where he cooked and had his bed. In 1989 the park service did restoration and stabilization work on the cabin so that I and future visitors could enjoy it. I guess there are pictographs to the right of the cabin but not knowing about those until now, I didn’t know to look for them. The floor appeared to be have frequent visitors of mice as there were thousands of droppings on the inside.
It was a little colder on Friday night as we climbed into our sleeping bags around 6:30pm. Yes, the time to bed is getting earlier. Once the sun goes down, there isn’t much to do. I almost brought cards but didn’t want the extra weight but next time I’ll bring cards too.