Monday, June 1, 2009

Walnut Canyon NM

Yesterday we paddled on Lake Mary near Flagstaff. It's a pretty lake surrounded by pine trees and a nice view of Mt Humphreys, or at least a view that lasts until the late-morning clouds show up in anticipation of yet another mid-day storm. I don't think I've mentioned yet that WHITE STUFF has fallen on us several times recently. We're not sure what it is - something between snow, sleet, and hail. Anyway, we got to the lake early, paddled most of its length, and got off the water in time to dry off the boat before the sun disappeared.

Then we drove over to Walnut Canyon National Monument - the last of our cliff-dwelling sightseeing... for now anyway!

Can you spot the cliff dwelling in this photo?


Here's another one - there were ancient home sites all over the canyon, pretty much every direction we looked.


John's thinking how that would look pretty comfortable in the middle of an expedition race:


Taller Sinaguans would have to duck:


View from inside the room:


Another very nice National Monument - so many treasures in Arizona.
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