Following a road from the air 1,000 feet above ground level is something we used to do on a daily basis, especially before the advent and routine use of GPS. So when the archaeologist onboard said fly to the Twin Angel Great House and follow the Great North Road south, I thought "piece of cake". The Great North Road leads south down to Chaco Canyon and was the main "thoroughfare", not just for trading and a means to get to other Great Houses like Pierre's Complex (discovered in the 1970s) along the way, but was also thought to be an ancient
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The BLM has been doing vegetation treatment projects on the Dark Canyon Plateau and other areas in an effort to increase big game and cattle grazing habitat. As we saw from the air, these projects are basically clear-cutting up to 100% of the pinyon-juniper forest in the treated areas.