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394. El Morror National Monument, NM

Located in western New Mexico, El Morro National Monument features a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base. For centuries, travelers have left their mark upon the rock face. The top of the mesa is my favorite.

 

 

 

247. Sedona (47): Palatki Ruins and Rock Art

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As you can see I’ve been to many ruins and seen lots of rock arts. Palatki Ruins and Rock Art is a well maintained historic site just outside Sedona. Park Rangers are there to talk about the history and the interpretations of the rock arts. Since I enjoy hiking off trail to find the hidden treasures a lot more, I didn’t go to this commercialized and well groomed place until yesterday. It is worth seeing if you are new to the area and don’t know where to find the off-the-beaten-path ruins and rock arts.

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(A girl)

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(Can you see an eagle head? Well, it is not a rock art. It is natural!)

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(An animal with two tails–it symbolized everlasting life)

239. Sedona (41): Hunting “Mushroom”

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I have heard about the “Mushroom Rock” for a long time, but I didn’t get a chance to see it until several weeks ago. It is certainly not easy to find this hidden treasure, even though I knew it is off Boynton Canyon. No trail, official or unofficial, leads to the rock. Luckily I was with a group of avid hikers. The “Mushroom” is impressive; the whole area with red rock, canyon, rock formation, and ruin is spectacular.

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229. Sedona (33): Ruins and Movie Set off Long Canyon

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There are a number of ruins in Long Canyon, one of them was used as a movie set. About three miles into the canyon, a not-so-clear unofficial path on the left will lead you up hill to two ruins in pretty good shape and a ladder used as a movie set.

I’ve been there a couple of times. Two days ago I went with three friends, Akemi, George and Phil, all volunteers of Sedona Food Bank. Needless to say we had a great time—hiked 7-8 miles total, witnessed the ruins from ancient time, enjoyed the beauty of nature, and picked mushrooms. 🙂 So happy to be able to share experiences like this with friends.

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