Tuesday, 13 May 2014

CORTEZ & THE MESA VERDE

From the campsite to the visitor centre, discovered we could drive into the national park, set off and paid the entry fee $10 only to be told that to see anything interesting would require a guided tour, the tickets for which were only on sale back at the visitor centre. So drove back to the visitor centre to find that the earliest tour we could join would be at 1pm. This being too late we were then told that we didn't need to join a tour as we could do a self guided tour and they showed us where to go , where to park, where to walk so off we went again, up a mountain. Fairly hairy, needed concentration, about 18 miles and it had snowed last night. But the roads were dry and the snow on the trees made it very pretty....a god day viewing the ancient cliff dwellings in the canyons, and what we missed out on the guided tour we probably picked up in the museums.
Left the mesa a bout 2.30 and headed north toward MOAB,
which may tiurn out to be the centre of the universe.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fabulous experience, hope you're taking lots of pictures!

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    1. Oh yes, I have taken nearly 3 rolls so far. !!!!!!

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    2. Oh yes, I have taken nearly 3 rolls so far. !!!!!!

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