Mesa Verde was my favorite National Park that we visited. These are pictures of cliff dwellings that Native Amercans used for homes in the 1100s for 700 years. We hiked to see the Petroglyphs. It is believed it portrays their creation story. The plant is agave that they ate and used its fibers to make clothes and sandals. So interesting. Last photo was from four corners.
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We got to walk around the 750 year old ruins of the 'Sun Temple' at Mesa Verde National Park. We aldo saw about a dozen incredible Cliff Dwellings abandoned by the Ancestral Puebloans in about 1400 A.D.
Park Point Fire Lookout, the highest point (8,572 feet) in Mesa Verde National Park. With visibility of up to 100 miles, this lookout is used to locate wildfires. On a clear day, four states are visible: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The four corners and Mesa Verde 👽 scroll ➡️
Over 8,500 ft in altitude! 😳❤️🙏🏻
“Great things are done when men and mountains meet” - William Blake
These two beauties came within 30ft from us today. Woodland creatures bring me peace unless it’s a bear or mountain lion. 😉
Seeing Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde was more wonderful than I could have imagined ❤️
I am what you'd call an #occasionalhiker
. I don't do it a lot but every once in a while I'll heed that feeling of wanting to just go walk and go off somewhere. There's a local hiking group that meets once a week and we try to join them whenever we can, but some of the meetings are super early and my kid is NOT an early riser making going on a hike w them rather tricky. I do love being outside though, so this summer we are hoping to do more camping in the surrounding areas. Colorado has so many amazing spots it's a shame if we don't take advantage of that! I guess that's why our recent hike was a very big deal to me. Elias and I didn't start out wanting to do the whole 3-mile #petroglyphtrail
but we did 💪🏼It included some climbing and going up and down the hilly trail. We moved mostly in the shade staying close to the side of the cliff. The wind was pretty cold so I was very glad to be wearing the navy convertible tunic as it's pretty warm and so so comfy. View from the Mesa Verde lookout. Feeling very accomplished and so proud of myself for keep going on til we reached the end! •
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