Baymont Inn & Suites Cortez
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... tie downs," and has to be sent off with clanging pots and pans. He likes to hang out by the tunnel a mile from here to escape the heat. The NPS put a trap out to see if they can catch him. And it doesn't help that as I write this something hit the tent and that I smell a gamey smell (could be me) or that people around us are rustling about, walking and coughing. I'll probably fall asleep but I'll be dreaming of bears and will wake up often. Ugh. I get creeped ...
Mesa Verde is a must see stop if you are close to the area. It has both very well preserved cliff dwellings as well as ground level pit houses and Pueblos. There have been over 5000 Ancestral Pueblos historic site excavated in the ...
... the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy..."
The first Cliff Dwelling "Spruce Tree House" was a nice 1/2 mile hike with a paved path there and back. We learned that most of these dwellings were built around 1200 AD and by 1300 AD they were abandoned.
The second place we visited was ...
... views were stunning. Later that night they had a party where we got to meet some wonderful friends of theirs and listen to some of them jam on guitar as we sang and drummed. It was a relaxing, fun, and joyful time! Thanks again Don, Paula, Chris, and Megan! Hope to see you in the northeast one of these days.
And lastly, on our way to Durango we stopped on the bridge spanning the mighty Rio Grande, with a 700 foot drop! Nature is so BIG out ...
... built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples,
sometimes called the Anasazi. There are over 4000 archaeological sites
and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site.
The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is