Monday, September 21, 2009

Leftovers

There are some nice shots from Mesa Verde that I couldn’t fit into my previous two posts. So here’s a grab bag of the rest of my favorites.

This is another ruin in the Ute reservation. The bridge is over the top of a kiva. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, they didn’t let us walk over the top of it.

This is a view from Eagle’s Nest house in the Ute reservation. You can see the top of the ladder poking above the cliff to the left. It’s about 30 or 40 feet tall, with uneven rungs. I’m not really afraid of heights, but going down that one freaked me out a bit. It didn’t help that the wind kicked up just then.

The Ute have piles and piles of potsherds they’ve found. They’re not at all shy about letting you handle them either.

Some of the rock art in the reservation. You can also see a bit of our Ute guide. He was getting on, maybe 62 or so, but still pretty spry. He said he still does maintenance on the trails and ladders.

2 comments:

who else said...

Yay for grab bag photos! I had to Google what the heck a kiva was. (went with wikipedia since I am assuming it had nothing to do with the other dozen micro-lending sites that came up) I am counting on you to be spry in your 60s as well.

BeaKeR said...

Oh yeah, guess I should've mentioned what a kiva is. You're correct that it is not microlending - I don't think they had invented that 500 years ago.

I'm planning on drinking myself to death a la "Leaving Las Vegas" sometime in my 40's. Sorry, no spry 60's for me. ;)