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May 31, 2016 - More Chaco

As you might have surmised from yesterday's post, I was kinda excited about Chaco! I am going crazy trying to sort through pictures to post....wait till you see what I didn't post! Anyway, today is our only full day at Chaco, so we were up & at it....hiked to the top of Pueblo Alto (high) to see Bonito from the top....over the course of the day we hiked over 8.25 miles and climbed the equivalent of 61 flights of stairs...thanks Fitbit! I forgot to tell you yesterday that many of the structures here are perfectly aligned north, south, east...

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May 30, 2016 - Chaco

Disclosure....WE are not actually in Nageezi, NM, but this program would not find the Chaco location.....soooo....We had read all the warnings about preparing, this was a remote location, etc. I had even been on dirt roads yesterday so thought, no problem! The Chaco site is about 30 miles from a main highway. We knew it was 13 miles of unpaved road, BUT, it was quite an experience driving in! We were really rockin & rollin driving this washboard dirt road. The first section was dirt road, but was maintained so it was doable, the last I...

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May 25, 2012 - Eric and Lucy depart

Eric was feeling even worse, so we helped them pack up and leave for Santa Fe. After they left, John and I rode the bikes to the visitor center and started touring the pueblos. Amazing. That is the only word that fits. We wandered and looked until we got too hot and had to find some more water and shade. We sat by the bathroom wall until it was time for the ranger led tour of Pueblo Bonito, 2 pm. Ranger Cornucopia was awesome to listen to. He has been at Chaco for 25 years and two hours in the heat went quite quickly. We rode back to the...

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May 24, 2012 - Disappointment, then wonder at Chaco

For some unknown reason, Bandelier is closed today!! So, we drove through Valle Caldera to Jemez Springs. The museum was even better than before and the Jemez had a food stand across the road with wonderful authentic food. Then we drove the long way around to Nageezi and eventually Chaco Cultural National Monument. The last 18 miles were rough dirt road that had just been graded to remove blown sand. The area is extremely dry, even in some parts the sagebrush has no leaves at all. Our first view of Fajada Butte was from about 6-7 miles...

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