Mesa Verde NP 05/17/16

Start slideshow
MVNP-105 This park was created to preserve human history. The only one in the NPS.
1 This park was created to preserve human history.
The only one in the NPS.
MVNP-107 Sculpture of an indian mother and child going home. They climbed the cliffs many times every day.
2 Sculpture of an indian mother and child going home.
They climbed the cliffs many times every day.
MVNP-109 Topology of the area.
3 Topology of the area.
MVNP-114 The first road into the park was the 'Knife edge road' which ran right along here. Glad they have a new road for us.
4 The first road into the park was the 'Knife edge road' which ran right along here.
Glad they have a new road for us.
MVNP-117 Enjoying a bit of sunshine before the exploration begins.
5 Enjoying a bit of sunshine before the exploration begins.
MVNP-120 The cliffs look like a fortress.
6 The cliffs look like a fortress.
MVNP-248 Narrow trail for us modern people.
7 Narrow trail for us modern people.
MVNP-123 To reach the cliff dwellings, you have to use the rickety old ladders.
8 To reach the cliff dwellings, you have to use the rickety old ladders.
MVNP-127 Climbing from room to room in the Balcony House. Note how well the bricks were formed and how they have held up over 700 years.
9 Climbing from room to room in the Balcony House.
Note how well the bricks were formed and how they have held up over 700 years.
MVNP-128 See the ladder to get to the foot holds?
10 See the ladder to get to the foot holds?