The first few days are always a little tough, as folks grow calluses where there were none, and stretch muscles that haven’t been called on before. Sometimes, even bloggers get too worn out to get much blogging done (sorry). But now we’ve hit our stride. We have five active excavation units: three in collapsed rooms, and two adjacent to the possible kiva and elaborated entryway. The smoke from the Wallow fire is visible in the distance, but so far Mule Creek is relatively clear.