The Stories We Could Tell

Mesa Verde National Park

If you haven’t gone to Mesa Verde National Park, you should. It takes you back in time. Formal description: Mesa Verde National Park is a series of “elaborate stone communities built into the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls.” Basically, Ancestral Puebloans lived in homes they built into the sides of the canyon. They abandoned the dwellings for unknown reasons in the 1200s, but left them there for you to imagine what life was like during that time. You are able to tour through several of the “houses” that are scattered throughout the huge park. We opted for the Long House tour based on the recommendations of a few park rangers and our National Parks book. The anticipation was growing as we visualized the climbs in and out of the houses on tall wooden ladders. We were a bit disappointed because the largest ladder we had to climb at “Long House” was only 15-ft. Next time, we are looking forward to the 32-ft. ladder at the Balcony House!

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June 6, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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