Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bandelier cave dwellings

More from my super cool trip!!!

We decided to take a really gorgeous scenic drive through Jemez Pueblo, and up and over Jemez Mountain on our way to the Bandelier cave dwellings.  Oh. My. Freakin. Gosh.  It was really really neat.  A day of desert, snow, petroglyphs, and ancient caves where people actually lived.

This is Meghan and I, when we first got there.  Sunny and snowing!!  Totally blew my mind.
Meghan peeking from inside a dwelling
This was the only shot I got of the actual city ruins!  Can you see them?  Sort of left middle?  Looks like the right side of a triple circular flat ladder?  
Tall guy Nat.  Having to lay down in these short caves.
Short me.  The perfect height for the walls. :)
This was a weaving cave.  Made me feel SUPER lazy.
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The walk through the city ruins was so beautiful.  I've never seen anything like it.
Can you spot the petroglyphs?  There are a handful of little carved faces.
 Can you spot the ceremonial cave WAY the hell up there in this one???  Look to the right of Meghan, then scroll up the pic.  Holy crap that was huge, and high.
Cool.
 This was such a rad day!!!  I'm so glad I got to experience this place.  Mind=blown.

Trish

8 comments:

  1. Looks like fun - and such cool exploring. :)

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  2. Very Indiana Jones! :) Looks like fun!

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  3. Waht a seriously cool adventure, I really want to go to cave dwelling like this and had been talking about it with my husband. I love the photos - looks like a cool experience

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails / $1000 gift card giveaway!

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  4. I've been to Bandelier twice once in summer and once with snow cover. Both times it was incredible!! I loved the dwellings!!

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  5. Gosh, those caves are so cool! And I can't believe it was snowing like that. Weird.

    I'm having more snow here now that it is spring than I did all winter long. Crazy weather!!

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  6. I love exploring caves, what a great adventure you went on!

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  7. Looks like fun -- minus being outside in the sun ;)

    I really need to get off my rump and enjoy the natural beauty that Utah has to over, but Im sooo lazy!

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