Spruce House in February
And some close-up shots from June last year
SO much nicer in February without the teeming hordes. We drove through more of the park this time and took our time, reading the display signs, even went to the museum.
This one was my favorite, Square Tower House
So amazing how both the original inhabitants and the modern day folk who restored it accessed the area by climbing down on carved out hand and toe holds and ropes and ladders.
Some zoomed in views of other dwellings, much farther away than they look
And a wider shot to show the scale and context of the village.
It's hard to get a sense of scale for these Kivas and pit rooms.
To give an idea if you look in the rectangular depression in the photo above you can see a little dark blob. Zoomed in it's this poor little guy.
Kinda spooky to find him there.
Another pit room
They even had multi-story cave dwellings
And Border Collies??!! Showing no interest in a turkey??!!
View from the visitor center parking lot
Such a magical place. Can't believe the BLM is allowing drilling and fracking right next to this place. On our public lands. And charging the oil companies a pittance. Criminal. The BLM folks in charge right now ought to be in jail for fraud and corruption, not managing our public lands.