Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bandelier National Park

Welcome to Bandelier!   grab some coffee and have a seat   these may take a few moments    Bandelier dates back to about 10,000 years ago with prehistoric people   then Pueblo people inhabited this place  Pueblo as i understood to indicate they didn't have written language at the time   they did paint pictures on the walls, and one is included among these photos   the first pics are upon entering the park   it's suppose to be volcanic ash melted together hence the holes   then the pics follow the trail of the kiva, pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings where the ancient people lived   the caves in the walls were also inhabited by the people   they were are part of their dwellings   eventually you'll come to a round circle 'cave' of sorts with a ladder coming out of it   that is the Ceremonial Cave   i had to climb 140ft up to this cave  the ladders following these photos are the ladders i climbed and they're halfway up the ladders to the cave   but the climb was well worth it   i wonder how the natives at the time actually got up there  ladders i presumed    anyways, continuing with the photos   you'll see a touch of spring in the trees and the last of winter holding on   then you'll come to an antique car in the midst of these pics   it was in the parking lot and i couldn't pass it up   the photos following the car are my trail adventures to the waterfalls   totally i hiked about 5miles on sunday, but it was a great day!   i also wondered if i had a past life here at Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier for i always feel "Home" when there   anyways, if you ever get a chance to be here in New Mexico, do stop here   it is worth the trip!  

copyrights for all photos reserved for Karen L Goins....to get the intricate details in some of these photos, view larger...

4 comments:

fitzzer said...

Absolutely amazing - both the scenery and the photography! It sure looks like fun climbing and investigating all that cool stuff!

sunnyside46 said...

hey, I am so enjoying this.
I love the prayer in the sidebar of your journal.
Marti

sunnyside46 said...

hey, I am so enjoying this.
I love the prayer in the sidebar of your journal.
Marti

deveil said...

these are truly fascinating to me.  I wish I had a time machine!  So I could go back and just watch!

Derek