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We arrive at the dwellings, check out the visitors center, and go up to the dwellings. It's about a two mile walk to the dwellings and back, and you have to remember you're at high altitude. While not at the 7700 foot level, it was in the 6000's. You're up there and it's not as easy as climbing when you're at sea level. We live in the mountains, but our place is at 1200 feet above sea level. 7700 is quite a ...
... drove on past the world's largest chile and surprisingly the kids didn't want to stop and have their picture taken with it! Chiles are very popular in this part of the world and seem to be in everything. There was lots of roadside stands selling huge bundles of them. We saw lots of little sand storms along the road and had fun watching the tumbleweeds racing along next to ...
... barking his head
off the entire time according to the Volunteer there.
but look around for more on the geology
of the area. Also the Santa Rosa Open Pit Copper Mine.
The morning is gone and we will
..stay well.. do good..
..from "Don't Squat With Yer Spurs On!"..
...Always try to be a bit nicer than is called for, but don't take too much guff...
... for over the last 10000 years. But the main reason we came here was to see the Gila Cliff dwellings. From the late 1270's to around 1300, Mogollon people built numerous dwellings in the cliff caves above the Gila river. Approximately 40 rooms built of rock mortar and timber were built to house 60 people. Not a great deal is known about their brief time here or why around 1300 they just left the area. However the ruins are in quite good shape and one of the ...
... to push the remaining weight sufficiently upward to be able to free my foot. Whew! I was truly relieved.
Now it remained for me to get the bike upright, get it off of that blasted hill, and reload it. I was able to do all of these things, but not before I walked the 1/4 mile back to the house to get some homeopathic arnica, and some rescue remedy. I was a bit shaken up, and the rescue remedy I knew would be helpful. In in all, I got away with a sore left shoulder, and a ...