- Jun 27, 2004
Most of the early material from the LAD refers to the fact that the box canyon where the massacre takes place, isn't even the principal destination/goal of the party, but a secondary site that still surpassed their imaginations. My question is this: What was the purpose of going to this spot to begin with? It's clear that the passage to the box canyon was long and difficult, why take them there when there was no way out of the canyon except the way they came in, knowing that their ultimate destination was miles away at the twin peaks. It seems an unexplainable side-trek that would serve as nothing but a distraction in the scheme of things.