Chaco Culture

Jesse and I visited Chaco Culture National Historical Park on 30 Sept 2013.
The sunrise from highway 126 through the Jemez as we headed north. (Photo: Jesse H.)
The sunrise from highway 126 through the Jemez as we headed north. (Photo: Jesse H.)
During bad weather the road can be pretty muddy. Not on this day though...  (Photo: Jesse H.)
During bad weather the road can be pretty muddy. Not on this day though... (Photo: Jesse H.)
The first small pueblo heading in.
The first small pueblo heading in.
Jesse checking out the architecture.
Jesse checking out the architecture.
The main complex is called Pueblo Bonito.
The main complex is called Pueblo Bonito.
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Trying to get a good shot. (Photo: Jesse H.)
Trying to get a good shot. (Photo: Jesse H.)
Still standing after all these years.
Still standing after all these years.
Jess in the next room.
Jess in the next room.
I love walking through these rooms and looking at the rock work.
I love walking through these rooms and looking at the rock work.
There are a lot of kivas.
There are a lot of kivas.
(Photo: Jesse H.)
(Photo: Jesse H.)
Really large kivas too.
Really large kivas too.
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Stabilization
Stabilization
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Don't push it!
Don't push it!
Some of the hundreds of petroglyphs.
Some of the hundreds of petroglyphs.
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This is the notch you climb to get to the mesa above.
This is the notch you climb to get to the mesa above.
Kin Kletso in the background as we climb.
Kin Kletso in the background as we climb.
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The top
The top
Great country to hike through.
Great country to hike through.
Watch that edge!
Watch that edge!
Jesse made this video to scare our mom! hahah
Jesse made this video to scare our mom! hahah
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More water was available than I expected.
More water was available than I expected.
Watch that step!
Watch that step!
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Petrified coral I think.
Petrified coral I think.
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Lots of petrified sea creatures.
Lots of petrified sea creatures.
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Nice panel!
Nice panel!
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Alien?
Alien?
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Portrait for mom...  ha
Portrait for mom... ha
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Me getting the lizard picture. haha!  (Photo: Jesse H.)
Me getting the lizard picture. haha! (Photo: Jesse H.)
On the hike to Wijiji, we found this cool blistering beetle.
On the hike to Wijiji, we found this cool blistering beetle.
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On the way out of the park we saw some elk.
On the way out of the park we saw some elk.