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... in early and chill out relaxing and watching some TV for several hours.
The reason being here is in order to visit the Mesa Verde National Park, so early afternoon we headed up to the Park's Visitor Centre in order to get our tickets for a ranger-guided visit tomorrow. On the way back we headed into the local Walmart superstore to pick up some supplies. Samson was in his element looking at the guns ...
There was a lot of chat over breakfast this morning, because of the weather. We had to go to Plan B, because Wolf Pass was snowed and we would need snow chains. So Instead of going the quick route, we backtracked a bit and headed west on highway 64. It was only 59 miles (107 km) longer - but took an extra couple of hours. Plus!
Going into Taos we had to go over a range - the speed limit ...
... of Spruce House (below the
visitor center) and then decided to after that to take another hike from Spruce
house. Didn’t know anything about this hike except that it was a loop trail and
thought it was about 3-5 miles long (it was). Well it ended up being along
canyon walls about 30 feet below the rim and around 2 canyons. Sometimes the
trail got very narrow, we climbed up, down, over, under, round and through boulders
and trees. It was pretty fun and the ...
... just took a few pictures.
We next headed across Arizona to Colorado through a lot of nothing.
We got into Cortez and to the KOA. The people were very nice and organized and we have a spot with a pretty view of Mesa Verde!
We watched the beautiful sunset from our camp. This camp ground was getting ready to close for the winter, so it was not crowded and we did not have anyone on either side of us.
... know that most people not from this high elevation tire easily – we sure did. We were there virtually all day, so will likely return to the visitor centre tomorrow. It has also a research centre with loads more information and exhibits.
On the drive out, we stopped at the highest point in Mesa Verde at 8572 feet. It has been used as a fire lookout since the early 1900’s and has 360 degree views of ...