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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

~~~Outdoor Wednesday - Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado ~~~

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made their home in the cliffs and surrounding area for over 700 years. Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. We visited this National Park about 5 years ago and was amazed with the beauty of the village in the cliffs. We went with Norm & Chris and another couple. Myself, Norm & Buck all took the tour climbing down into the cliff dwellings... Enlarge pictures to get a better look at it. We are in all the photos that show people so click on them to enlarge and find us... There are green arrows showing where we are in two of the pictures... It was a strenuous climb down into the village but climbing the rope ladder to get out was by far the most exhausting... Please sit back and enjoy the photos.






Double click on the last picture and you will see on the far right of the cliffs just past the village the rope ladder that we climbed out on...

I hope that you enjoyed your tour of Mesa Verde as much as we enjoyed it


Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

Hiker

41 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Donna!

Wonderful post...and gorgeous photos of Mesa Verde National Park!

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Donna, I am enjoying my virtual trips with you so much. You take wonderful photos. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Another beautiful place. I love it there. You guys sure know how to pick the best spots!

once in a blue moon... said...

this is one of my favorite places on the earth...

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Hey Donna, That is extremely cool! I would love it see it in person some day.
hugs, Bridget

Chris said...

That was another beautiful sight to behold. So much history and beauty in our America. And I remember, to get back out of the tour you had to climb a rope like ladder, almost straight up.

Love Ya,
Chris

Dawnie said...

your photos are great, i agree with Laurie! NO way would i have made it out of there..a helicopter would have to come get me. I cant imagine living in there.

Hootin' Anni said...

As you probably know, I lived in Colorado for over 4 decades...this looks so familiar. LOL

Great photo share!! Brings back a lot of good memories for me too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Outdoor Wednesday post, Donna!

Chandy said...

Wow, what a place! Gorgeous shots!

Carolyn of What Now? Tablescapes

santamaker said...

Great pictures, wow, makes me want to plan a trip there!

cindy said...

Awesome! I'm not sure about climbing a ladder to get out though..sounds a little tricky to me. Great photos!

Bo said...

Hi Donna...what a sight...I'd have stayed behind with Chris though & watched you guys crawl out of there on the rope ladder! ;-) Bo

KarenHarveyCox said...

This looks amazing. What a beautiful place, thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous photos.
Karen

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

What a great time you must of had!!! this is one spectacular place, i clicked on the pics. and could not believe how great.
thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful post. This looks fascinating. I can't imagine climbing that rope ladder, vertigo here I come! Kathy

♥ Kathy said...

Oh My Goodness!! Those are awesome pictures!! Happy OW!

Helen said...

Incredible photos! Thank you for sharing with us.

Raggedy Girl said...

I want to go here, got to show this to hubby so he will take me. The dwellings are so amazing!

Roberta Anne

debbie said...

DEAR DONNA,
HAPPY OUT DOOR WEDNESDAY.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TRIP. IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN TO SOME VERY INTERESTING PLACES...HAVE YOU KEPT A JOURNAL OF ALL THE PLACES..
STOP BY MY BLOG AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA...WE'LL LAUGH AND CHAT
BLESSINGS
debbie

jeanne said...

Donna, I am so amazed at these photos. Who took them? This is a wonderful experience and I am so glad you shared it with us.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

Tealady said...

I always wonder about the early civilizations that built amazing places like this. Basically I'm glad I live in this day and age. LOL Great photos and thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Donna, this makes me want to tour the West so much! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing...

Happy OW!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, What a great life you have! You get to visit so many great places. I've never been there, but it looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by! Kristen

Shelia said...

Wow, sweet Donna! This is amazing! This place is so unusual and beautiful! Another one of your spots I'd love to visit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

PEA said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful scenery and how I'd love to visit Mesa Verde for myself but I'm not sure how I'd do with that rope ladder! lol I'm scared of heights but my curiosity to see the village in the cliffs might just overcome it:-) Wonderful pictures, dear Donna, thank you so much for sharing! xoxo

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Oustanding photos Donna! It looks dizzying to me, so glad I clicked on the last photo, it took my breath away!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

We were there in December, but it was too icy to go up in the motorhome. The park ranger asked us how it did on ice, so we turned around. I've always wanted to see it. We've traveled to all the lower 48. I'll be back when it's warm!
I love the photos!
-Kim

Ginger said...

Hi Donna:
I think I am missing something here, is this park in Florida? I was trying to read the writing on the sign but didn't see the state.
Pictures are great especially the last one when I enlarged it, seeing the small rope ladder. Is that really the only way out? Scary.
Ginger

JyLnC said...

The photos are absolutely fabulous. However, I would have to be waiting at the top with Dawnie. I have a fear of falling and that rope ladder would spell major FEAR.

Sweetie said...

I'm envious again. Mesa Verde National Park is beautiful. I have read about the Pueblo people who made their home in the cliffs. To see these cliffs is amazing. Great post.
Sweetie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, I lived in Co for 7 1/2 years. I never knew about this place. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures. I'll add it to my wish list of places to visit.
Hugs, Terrie

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Donna! Thanks for popping in to see me today! Are you planning another trip soon?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a gorgeous place! I've been to Colorado, but never Mesa Verde. I keep telling my husband I want to retire there someday. Who knows....

Smilingsal said...

What a wonderful place to see. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Holy cow, is that amazing!!!!!! I can't believe you climbed down all that way, and then back up!!!!!!!!! It's so beautiful though.

Justine :o )

Picket said...

Wow...this is beautiful girl...how far up were you to get those pics looking down at the people like that!!!! Oh and that rope ladder...girl..I'd need medication before I got on that thing! lol lol
Thanks for the fantastic tour...I loved it! Have a great weekend!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Donna, Those are amazing photos! That must have been an awesome day...adventure. I cannot believe you climbed down on that rope ladder! You definately are traveling and experiencing some amazing places and things! I wish I could be doing that. hugs, Ellen

The Muse said...

I always though this was some of the beautiful country! :)
Thank you for sharing your lovely shots with us! :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Donna, You're quite the adventuer!
Look at you! The setting is beautiful there.

Barbara said...

Hi Donna, Saw your comment at BJ's and come to your blog...I also live in Texas and my ex and I had an American Eagle Motorhome and traveled a lot. Your pictures bring back memories. Come and see me.

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