Scroll down to my post about the indian middens and points with all the pics. The last pic down is some caves(rock shelters)that we have on our land. They are at the top of the river bottom and are about 8 feet off the ground. The only way I could safely go in there is with a ladder. Is this worth investigating?
DJ, Most definitely worth investigating! I'm assuming you won't be alone when you attempt this with a ladder (it would be un-wise). When you do it, try to have a small shovel and screen to test the floor of the shelters for possible occupation. It doesn't look like there would be from the photo, but the old stream might have changed course since archaic times and downcut against the rock face to it's present condition. Back then, they might have been more accessible. And remember, if the distances from front to back are 15 feet or more, and width of entrances are less, they would qualify as actual caves instead of rock shelters. Sorcerers Cave(also in Terrell County)is the deepest cave in Texas (-580 feet), and then entrance is via a pit at the back of a rock shelter type entrance. The entrance was indian occupied as well. Hope you have a great trip, and watch for any hibernating rattlers possible in the shelters! I'll look forward to your up-dates.