And more thanks to Natalia and Rudian!
wow so great shot liked....
thanks for your photos
Huh. What'd'ya know. I was just nosing through others' pics of Fort Ross and whammo, there you are. Hi, Dave! :)
Thank you, Rudian, for visiting and for your kind comments.
This is the location where Robert Brewster Stanton and his railroad survey party cached their equipment when they abandoned their Grand Canyon expedition in 1889. They had been searching for a possible railroad route through the canyon. The president of the railroad, Frank M. Brown, had drowned on this trip. Stanton returned and completed his Grand Canyon journey the following year, but the railroad was never built.
The cave was excavated for a rich trove of prehistoric relics around 1969. Today the cave is gated to protect a nursing colony of Townsends long-eared bats.
This view is taken from the gate looking out the cave entrance and shows the Colorado River flowing by, 160 feet below.