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Jason in the Needles

November 22, 2007


Jason in the Needles
 

Categories: Utah, National Parks, Canyonlands N.P.

The Needles

November 22, 2007


The Needles in Canyonlands
 
This is one of my favorite areas along the trail to Chesler Park. It's a good view of the Needles across a canyon filled with sandstone spires shaped like mushrooms.
 

Categories: Utah, National Parks, Canyonlands N.P.

Jason

November 22, 2007


Jason in Canyonlands
 
Jason looking towards Six Shooter Peak as we start our trip in Canyonlands on Thanksgiving.
 

Categories: Utah, National Parks, Canyonlands N.P.

Pueblo Cave Dwelling

November 12, 2007


Cave dwelling in Bandelier National Monument
 
Caves dot the landscape around Tsankawi. The soft tuff allowed the caves to be dug easily. Many of the caves contain air holes drilled (somehow) through the top, allowing fire to be used for heat, and most entrances face south, providing more warmth in winter. Many of the walls are still covered in soot, along with drawings carved into the stone (and clay, which was used to cover the interior walls). Although small compared to modern standards, such caves provided great shelter in the 15th and 16th Centuries when they were inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloans. Traffic in and out of this particular cave over several hundred years has eroded the entrance.
 

Categories: New Mexico, National Parks, Bandelier N.M.

Tsankawi Trail

November 12, 2007


Tsankawi Trail in Bandelier National Monument
 
Hundreds of years of footprints have eroded paths into the tuff at Tsankawi in Bandelier National Monument. The paths are up to a few feet deep in different locations around the former Pueblo community.
 

Categories: New Mexico, National Parks, Bandelier N.M.

Tsankawi Plaza

November 12, 2007


Tsankawi Plaza in Bandelier National Monument
 
This is what remains of the plaza at Tsankawi. This was the center of a Pueblo community during the 15th and 16 Centuries. Few traces remain at first glance, but the foundations and remains of talus pueblos are easily found under the brush.
 

Categories: New Mexico, National Parks, Bandelier N.M.

Ancient Pueblo Ruins

November 12, 2007


Ancient Pueblo ruins in Bandelier National Monument
 

Categories: New Mexico, National Parks, Bandelier N.M.

Pueblo Petroglyphs

November 12, 2007


Pueblo Petroglyphs in Bandelier National Monument
 

Categories: New Mexico, National Parks, Bandelier N.M.

Mount Meeker

September 16, 2007


Longs Peak and Mount Meeker
 

Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain N.P.

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