Saturday, May 9, 2009

NM: Bandalier National Monument

May 10, 2009

Marty, John and I went to Bandalier National Monument about an hour outside of Santa Fe. There are a lot of cave dwelling where the Native Americans lived. This is me taking a break 2. 5 miles down the trail.

Cave dwelling.
This is a picture of ancient ruins from high above on the mountain.

Me climbing down from the ladders to a 150 foot tall cave.

Looking down the canyon on the way out with the Rio Grande River below.

John and me taking a break on the trail.

We hiked about two hours in the morning then ate lunch then 5 miles down into the canyon. We stopped on the way down because there were dead cow carcasses that were decaying since September 08. It was the worst smell I ever experienced!