I spent the last few days with my brother and nephew in the four corners area. We visited Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, and a lot of country in between. It was a fun short trip, wish it could have been longer, but my Nephew had to get back in time for school to start.
As usual, I took a lot of photos. It will take me a while to process all the better photos and post them, so this will be a running thread with a few photos posted at a time.
We start at Chaco Canyon, an awesome area with some very neat history. I was surprised how few people where there, at times it was like we had the whole canyon to ourselves.
Here are the first two photos I've finished processing so far. This is Fajada Butte. The top of this butte is where the Anasazi sun dagger calender is located, but it is closed to the public :cry)
9-Aug-2013-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Later in the evening, we laid on the ground for a few hours, watching the night sky and catching about 30 meteors, a few being bright enough to leave vapor/smoke trails. Here's a shot I took during a lull in the meteor shower.
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9-Aug-2013-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
During the second day, we explored the different Great Houses in Chaco Canyon. These photos do NOT do them justice.
It is hard to believe these are 1000 year old ruins and hard to imagine the labor needed to form these individual stones, as well as cutting and hauling massive trees for hundreds of miles to this dry canyon, all by hand, and all by simple stone tools.
The back wall of Chetro Ketl
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9-Aug-2013-3 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Pueblo Bonito is a HUGE structure that covers many acres. You can see where there were up to 4 story high rooms and massive kivas. There is a section that you can walk into and explore. It is awe inspiring to see it in person.
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9-Aug-2013-4 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
The black and white treatment didn't work for this one.
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9-Aug-2013-5 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
I'll be updating this post when I get more photos processed.