Friday, June 25, 2010

Ruins and more ruins

All I could think of today was about not breaking down. We were so far out in no where ville that we'd might as well been on Mars. Everything was red, no trees or normal atmosphere and if we got stuck no one would find us for at least 25 years.

This place is very deserted, but abundant with wildlife from the obvious tracks. At one point I thought someone had been ahead of us on horseback, until I saw the tracks darting in and out of the cedars so I stopped to investigate and was shocked at the sheer size of the print...elk maybe or a monster buck. Later a cougar track as big around as a 2 liter bottle.

We spent most the day hiking and just gawking at ruins. Words could not do it justice. Some of the most amazing things I've ever seen. All I can do is post pictures to follow. Hard to imagine a civilization so dense and vast to fill the cracks and crevases as living quarters. I could just picture the kids on some of the ledges learning what was safe and what was not, climbing all over. More to come...

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