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Day 15: Zebra Slot, Peek-A-Boo, Spooky, Dino-Tracks

Loads of slot-canyons this day! We started with Zebra Slot. The day before two guys from good ole Germany told us that the canyon was dry, so no need to worry about having to swim in foul water. :) But they warned us of a tiny snake that we indeed found. I don't even know if it was alive or not, but to be on the safe side, I resisted the urge to prod it with a stick. :)

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Picture above right: It's a bad photo, but I've seen good ones where the wind drew perfect circles into the sand with blades of grass. Weird! Notice the footprints? Some lizards and coyotes, I guess. Ah yes, the 2 images before: Loads of moqui-marbles near the entrance to Zebra Slot! More information on Zebra Slot: http://www.synnatschke.de/zebra/zebra.html

Next stop: Peek-A-Boo, another slot-canyon! Some climbing had to be done, but apart from its shortness it was quite nice. "Spooky" was the next slot, just nearby. I liked that one much more: Very narrow and dark, and funny bumps in the walls! But we encountered a disgusting creature: It looked like a hornet, but it was double the size of the biggest hornet I ever saw, and it was buzzing around angrily in a corner, so we did not dare to stop to take pictures. :)

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More info on those slots: http://www.synnatschke.de/ps/ps.html

On the way back, I could persuade Tsuki to check out some dino tracks that I knew to be almost on our way. We found the general area, but we did not find the bloody tracks. I was just shouting for Tsuki to leave, when she shouted back that she found the tracks. And she did! Unlike the ones at the white pocket, there were no "depressions" in the ground, just concentric circles. On some places there were really many prints forming a nice trail were we could see the alternating left-right-steps. You can see it in the 2nd and 3rd picture below if You look close. In both pictures Tsuki has each foot on a print:

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