Sunday, April 16, 2017

Southwest: Bandelier National Monument

On Tuesday, we went to Bandelier National Monument, out by Los Alamos. We stuck to the Main Loop Trail.

This pueblo once had 400 rooms, and dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries.

Up above the pueblo, there are several cliff dwellings that you can check out via ladder.

The boys drew petroglyphs in their junior ranger workbooks.

The ranger was really excited when he saw that Anders had, as part of his junior ranger qualification, written a haiku. He said that in five years of working at Bandelier, Anders was the first to do that exercise (there are other options).

Here's a view of Frijoles Canyon, which includes the pueblo and the cliff dwellings that we saw. (You can click on the pic to get a much, much larger version.)

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