A few weeks ago we ventured off to Bandelier National Monument, about an hour northwest of Santa Fe. Bandelier is a preservation area for the homes and territories of the Ancestral Pueblo People. The Monument is huge, over 50 square miles of land and about 70% of it is wilderness, so during this visit Ian & I chose to investigate the 10,000-year-old Pueblo cavities carved into soft tuff.
It was a memorable morning at Bandelier. I conquered my fear of climbing long ladders, saw a few snakes, dodged a thunderstorm, and got a nice New Mexico suntan. Looking forward to returning to the monument, this time to explore another part of the 70 miles worth of trails!