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Friday, June 27, 2014

Petroglyph National Monument - Albuquerque, New Mexico- Piedras Marcadas Canyon

This national moument spans over 17 miles and  is divided into four hiking sections.  We toured the Piedras Marcades Canyon today.  The name means "canyon of carved rocks". Though it is only a mile and half in hiking length, we spent nearly three hours exploring.  The great thing about this trail was they allow you get up close to the petroglyphs; you have to climb and search for them which we found out took some time.
most of the images below were created 400 to 700 years ago by ancestor's of today's Pueblo people and other native groups that traveled through this area.  Please click to enlarge the pics so that you can see the artwork better.




You have to be a good climber to find these carvings. 



What a beautiful example of the carvings--and a pitiful comment on humankind--seeing someone felt it necessary to use them for target practice. 



what is that on the ridge
Exploring

Desert Birdie

Hue blooms

Bearded Spaniard on Horse with sword



UFO carrying off two catholic Friars


lots of flora and fauna


2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed meeting you guys Friday night. Max, Alex and Micah had a ball.

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