Little Finland (Gold Butte)

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Little Finland Image
(Fig. 01)
MAP-Little Finland-3
(Fig. 02)
02/05/2014 Trip Notes: Looking at the map above (Fig. 02), we came from the upper left corner of the map (red route) and tried to approach Little Finland by going up Red Spring Wash. In addition to the wash being very wet and sandy,the area was filled with some rather large, rocky ledges (Fig. 03 & 04) that prevented us from going any further. Our attempt ended where it says, “Washed out Road” on the map. Heading back from here we ended up driving down Gold Butte Wash (Fig. 02). Several miles down the wash we missed a turn and ended up traveling south on what was labeled”Back Country Byway” for several miles. After we finally realized our mistake, we turned around again and headed back north and found where we had missed the turn. Unfortunately, by this time it was getting rather late and we had to try and find our way back to our original starting point. Because we never made it to Little Finland, I copied the picture in (Fig. 01) from the Internet. Hopefully on my next visit I will be able to replace this with some of my own. On our next visit, we will approach this area from the opposite direction, either going up Mud Wash Road or Mud Wash itself. Shown in yellow on the map in (Fig. 02). About the only good thing that came out of this was that we located some more really great petroglyphs (Fig. 05 & 06)on our return while driving up Mud Wash Road.
(Fig. 03)
(Fig. 04)
(Fig. 05)
(Fig. 06)

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