Monday, July 4, 2016

An update on our 2016 trip west

     Today two months into our “western tour” we sat down and started to make a list of the National parks, monuments, state parks and state major attractions we visited so far. Following is a list of those attractions in no particulate order. 

     Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley  Navajo Tribal Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Gooseneck State Park, Edges of the Cedars State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Grand Canyon, North Rim, National Park, Sand Island Petrographas, Valley  of the Gods, Bandelier National Monument, The Manhattan Project National Historic Park – Los Alamos,  Twin Rocks – Bluff UT, Fort Bluff, Mexican Hat – UT, Moki Dugway.

     Hopefully we didn’t miss any natural wonders or sites.  We have well over 1500 photo’s and are now trying to go through them and get them organize. Here are just a few. Here is a peek at  some of our photo's, not necessary in order.  We still didn't down load some of the recent photo's from the past week and a half.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Guadalupe National Park
    Just our luck, wanted to hike a few short trails
 So we toured other parts of the park still open. This is Frijole Ranch House, a very interesting story.

Bandelier National Monument

Take the picture already, I made it to the top

The Manhattan Project National Historic Park Los Alamos

Mesa Verde National Park

Walking thru history

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Why is Linda and our guide, plus some others from a different tour laying on their backs Looking up

Both our guide and the guide from the other group sang Navajo chants. This was a holy place for the Navajo. The hole is in a large rock outcropping you can walk under. It is like a hole in a ceiling.
  The totem pole rock, most all the rocks had names.

I believe this was called the family

Hovenweeps National Monument

A young jackrabbit

A very steep trail, if you can call it a trail

Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum Thousand of artifacts

Found intact
Gooseneck State Park curve by the San Juan river

Moki Dugway, a dirt and gravel road up up and away. Don't look over the side

I said don't look down

Curve after curve
 The GPS was going nuts.

That is were we came from.