|Roger posing like the figure above his left ear|
We logged in at the ranger's station before departing for the hike, which was described as taking two to three hours for the 3-mile loop. When we finally logged back in after completing our trek, it had taken us every bit of 3 hours, although we went slowly (for us), took our time and stopped at the many markers for Roger to read the descriptions from the trail guide.
|Ancient soot still visible above ruins|
|Roger climbing down into a kiva|
|Dianne illustrating height of tower|
|Initials of John Wetherill, 1800s explorer of the area|
|Manos and metates used for grinding corn|
After leaving the ruins, we made our way to the trail head to begin our adventure down
the Petroglyph Trail.
This early squeeze-through was just a taste of
things to come.
Check out the stone steps.
There were lots of
similar stretches of stone
stairways, both up and down
along the trail. This one was
relatively easy, for there
were sides to hold onto.
Here are a few more shots from the
hike that caught my eye, some with captions:
We passed a perfect place to hide: