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Love doing life with him. Weekend getaways are the best! Where to next? #bandeliernationalmonument #cliffdwellings #laddersfordays #abertsquirrels #muledeer #lovethisguy
Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs on our last day #cliffdwellings #gardenofthegods #sunnyweather #Hoosiertourists #Colorado
This is the view at 1/3 up the canyon looking back toward the tunnel. Once again bring binoculars to see beyond the naked eye and plenty of water because it’s very dry here no matter what time of year. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #limits #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #strata #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Winter Break Adventures [January 2018]: Tuzigoot National Monument • A 2- to 3-story Western Apache pueblo ruin on the summit of a limestone and sandstone ridge just east of Clarkdale, Arizona • #tuzigoot #pueblo #tuzigootnationalmonument #nationalmonument #cliffdwellings #arizona #az #nps #desert #southwest #explorearizona #visitarizona #publicland #getoutside #optoutside #adventure #explore #exploremore @durangoboone
Montezuma’s Castle built by the Sinaqua people in the 1400’s was misnamed for the leader of the Aztec Indians. Camp Verde, AZ. #montezuma #arizona #cliffdwellings #historic #history #historicalplace #travelphotography #travel
One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Did dogs live here? What were they like? There were messages all over the walls that I still couldn’t read! But I sensed something - what was it? #dogsthathike #dogsofinstagram #dogsofutah #butlerwash #utah #bluffutah #ancientones #cliffdwellings #sonya6300
Up close and personal with a wolf! @mollyfromwyo #bucketlist #cliffdwellings #wolves #familytime
In the footsteps of the ancient ones. We are in one of my favorite #Utah places, #bluffutah . Today we explored areas new to me. This was my favorite. Thanks @mountain_girl2 for the tip. #cliffdwellings #ancientones #sonya6300
Cliff dwellings in the mountains of Colorado are the largest of its kind in North America. They used to be homes of people for hundreds of years in a period from 7th till 12th century... #mesaverde #nativeamericans #cliffdwellings #ancient #ancestral #rock #rockvillage #cliffvillage #history #colorado #nationalpark
Winter Break Adventures [January 2018]: Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Wells National Monuments • Incredible cliff dwellings in Camp Verde, Arizona which were built and used by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam • #montezumacastle #montezumawells #nationalmonument #cliffdwellings #arizona #az #nps #desert #southwest #explorearizona #visitarizona #publicland #getoutside #optoutside #adventure #explore #exploremore @durangoboone
Now here’s a little hidden pictograph. We always recommend to bring binoculars otherwise you might miss quite a few hidden treasures. Others found this a treasure too. So much they decided to use it for target practice. Notice the bullet holes and the hole in the male figure center. If you are standing looking at the White House turn left about 90 degrees and look up to where the canyon almost rounds the corner and start looking for this couple 😉 #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #pictograph #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #strata #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Winter Break Adventures [January 2018]: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument • What remains of a group of Ancient Pueblo Peoples Hohokam structures from the Pueblo III and Pueblo IV Eras • #casagrande #casagranderuins #pueblo #hohokam #casagranderuinsnationalmonument #nationalmonument #cliffdwellings #arizona #az #nps #desert #southwest #explorearizona #visitarizona #publicland #getoutside #optoutside #adventure #explore #exploremore @durangoboone
Today we got out and explored the area around us. This is just 5 miles from our camp. #rvlife #gorving #getoutdoors #exploremore #honankiruins #cliffdwellings #sedona #arizona #ancientculture
One of many “high pitched buzz” places. #bandelier #hike #newmexico #ancients #santafe #❤️ #thinplaces #cliffdwellings
Welcome to the White House at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. We can already see a ton of pictographs and we were here carvings. However, these carvings seem to be from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #strata #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Came to see this beauty on our way home from flag #Arizona #beauty #history #nativeamerican #cliffdwellings #tribes #family #roadtrips #goodvibes
A view of White House Ruins in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Canyon de Chelly is a beautiful, peaceful and spiritual place. White House Ruins stands out above lower ruins in a sandstone cave in Canyon De Chelly National Monument. These ruins were built by the Anasazi people. Anasazi is Navajo for “the ancient ones.” 35 mm Black and white print. #arizona #anasazi #anasaziruins #ancestors #arizonalandmarks #travelarizona #adventure #explorearizona #cliffdwellings #explore #navajo #whitehouseruins #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument #hiking #landscape #spiritual #ancientoneo #cliffs #sandstonecave #35mm #35mmfilm #35mmphotography #analogfilm #blackandwhitefilm #blackandwhiteprint #bnwphotography #visitarizona #nature #daveolecko
#FlashbackFriday to exploring the Puye Cliff Dwellings outside Santa Fe. Looks kind of spooky, but in reality it was such a beautiful and peaceful place. - - - - - #welcomeandwander #santafe #santafenm #santafenmtrue #newmexico #newmexicotrue #fbf #losalamos #puyecliffdwellings #travel #wanderlust #americansouthwest #travelphotography #travelblogger #cliffdwellings
These cliff dwellings in the Gila Wilderness were used by the Mogollon people, a culture that flourished from 200 CE to around late 1400 CE. Dendrochronology (tree ring dating) has determined that the wood used in the dwellings was cut between 1276 and 1287. Archaeologists estimate that the site was only used for 20 years or so. - 46 rooms have been identified in the five cave network, part of which is shown here. They were likely occupied by 10 to 15 families. - While local native peoples were aware of the site, the first contact by Europeans occurred in 1878. Several mummified bodies were found at the Gila Cliff Dwellings during that time but were lost to looters and private collectors. One infant mummy remains, found in 1912, and is in the possession of the Smithsonian. • #gilacliffdwellings #newmexico #wilderness #gilawilderness #nationalmonument #gila #hiketheworld #explore #respecttheculture #mogollon #ancientcultures #solovacation #outdoorlife #specialplaces #traveltolearn #seetheworld #stonehouses #cliffdwellings #americanindian #mimbres #canyon #home #cavedweller #lostculture #ancientstructure #americanhistory #americansouthwest #🏜 #🔍
Outside the tunnel heading toward the White House. I wanted to take a picture just out of the tunnel, but it looks onto a private Navajo property. They asked to not have their home and property photographed. So if you head to the left this is your view out of the tunnel. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #strata #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Seriously badass geology here at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The erosion caused by wind and rain make for some pretty nice photos. I wonder how long it took just to make this image possible in geological time. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #strata #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Love this place! It’s sad that this is the only self guided hike in this entire National Monument. We’d love to hike most of this if we could. We can’t imagine all the cool history and geology we are missing. However, we understand that the land is still being used by the Navajo living and farming here. Still would love to hike it all 😉 #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #awesome #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Definitely start this White House hike early in the day because that afternoon sun will get warm and their isn’t a whole lotta cover. Please bring plenty of water because the air is also very dry. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #awesome #explorearizona #hiking #whitehousetrail #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
I wonder why the Salado people abandoned their village suddenly? This seems to be a common theme amongst cliff dwelling people of the Southwest that no one knows the answer to. . . - Just north of Theodore Roosevelt Lake, the climate and landscape change very quickly. Everything begins to look lusher, the rock is a redder color, and the saguaros are replaced with trees.
Spider Rock a little closer up than a big panoramic of the canyon valley. Spider Rock is named after the Spider Woman. This rock has a special Navajo tale of her in the time of monsters. You can read the folklore here @ http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore38.html. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #navajofolklore #explorearizona #hiking #spiderrock #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Down there at the bottom in the shadows to the left is the White House. Not the White House in D.C., but still a cool house 😉 This is the White House overlook. To the right is the Trailhead that leads down to the bottom to the White House. This is the only trail to the bottom where you don’t have to hire a Navajo guide. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #awesome #explorearizona #hiking #whitehouse #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
Navajo as you can see still farm this land. Even though it’s a National Monument it’s still ran the Navajo Nation. The views are wild and beautiful, but please be respectful of the Navajo that live here. #konkienam #brakefornature #rvlife #rvliving #adventure #travel #wanderlust #livingfree #biologists #naturalists #ecology #navajo #biologistshavemorefun #nature #beautiful #geology #fulltimervers #photography #tourist #awesome #explorearizona #hiking #camping #wander #traveladdict #explore #cliffdwellings #canyondechelly #canyondechellynationalmonument
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