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Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | A hiker thinks twice before attempting to climb down old Moki steps (hand and foot holds carved into the near-vertical sandstone) once used to access these Ancestral living and storage structures in #BearsEarsNationalMonument , Utah. The structures most likely date between 900-1250 CE. #MokiSteps can be found all over the American southwest. With a potential fall of a couple hundred feet, this hiker chose not to enter the cave. If you encounter any site like this please DO NOT ENTER it. #VisitWithRespect Follow @argonautphoto to learn more about the Ancestral Pueblo people and to see more images that show how high up these dwellings are!