5/09/2014

May 6, 2014 Part Two Wupatki National Monument

We made our way to the Visitor Center to get information on the Monument.  After going thru the exhibits, we took the self guided trail to the Wupatki Ruins.  First some information:

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Here are the ruins – WOW!:

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The community area on the left and the ball court on the right:

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We were able to walk thru the whole area.  It was amazing to see how they used the rock formations as part of their buildings.

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Hockey maybe?

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Now this was something:

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That air was really blowing thru the hole.  Andy’s coat over the hole:

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And then not:

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The views from the pueblo:

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We continued our explorations by heading over to the Wukoki Ruin.  We had lunch in the car because the wind was really picking up – Yikees!

Here is some information first:

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The Ruins – they actually were built on top of a rock formation:

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The view from the top:

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Local Wildlife – Smile:

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Our next visit was to the Citadel Pueblo:

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The Citadel:

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The “Sink”:

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Yes, we did walk to the top but the wind was really blowing so we did not stay long.

Pictures from the trail – the grasses look so different:

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What a wonderful visit to two of our National Monuments!

When we leave this area we are heading to Cameron for a night or two.  Since we had the time and it was not that far, we took a drive to check out the campground.  It will do for an overnight!.

Making our way back – Yikees!  The wind was blowing the Tracker all over the road – I was glad when we finally arrived home.

Thanks for sharing our journey and enjoy today.

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1 comment:

KarenInTheWoods Karen Pfundtner said...

I think I could do without the local wildlife.... haha

Amazing sight of mason work and skill!

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