I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Walnut Canyon National Monument Arizona

San Francisco Peaks – west on I40 to Flagstaff Arizona
The wind continued to gust yesterday as I left Meteor Crater for Walnut Canyon NMRead more.


Karen said...

I read that I-40 east of Flagstaff to Williams was closed due to high winds and blowing dust. Also I-17 south of Flagstaff was closed due to "winter weather". I hope it clears up before next week.

Your description of the ruins is, of course, great. Love the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Arizona is so totally diverse. The habitats can change so dramaticly in such a short amount of time and every canyon can take a lifetime to explore. There is so much to choose from to occupy one's time and interest. You are the ultra Arizona Naturalist Gaelyn.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow!! You have amazing pictures!!
Great blog too..
Keep it up!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A beautiful post again my friend. I think the voices of the people would speak to me too in a place like that. What a sad thing it is that these places were vandalized. Humans (not all of them) have to be the most destructive creatures on earth. Nothing is ever the same once they have been through an area. It is a beautiful area and so different from the desert.

Erin said...

such a fab post...enjoyed each and every photo and your great commentary

my kind of place to explore (oh in my past life i did some archaeology stuff)...

anyway it isn't hard to believe you've snow. hope the weather improved.

Janie said...

Well, Walnut Canyon is another interesting place I need to put on my to see someday list.
Around here, cows are often the guilty parties in trampling down ruins. Looks like some are still well preserved.
Nice photos. I especially like the Indian Paintbrush shot.
Hope the weather improves so you can continue your trip.

Martha said...

This is a great trip Gaelyn, thanks for taking us along.

Susie of Arabia said...

Snow in April? Long winter! I loved this post, Gaelyn. The history, the photos, and your take on things - love it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I have not visited in a bit! I actually worked at Walnut Canyon! I was part of a trail crew in Flagstaff for 6 weeks, and one of the places we worked for a bit was Walnut Canyon. We broke apart parts of the paved trail down at the ruins. I know those steps WELL. We had to fill backpacks with the chunks of old broken up asphault and haul them to the top, then load up bags of new asphault and carry them down. It was a MAJOR work out. We carried around 60-100lbs each way (depending on what each person could do). Those ruins have a spectacular energy. We got to go one day to a spot that the tourists dont get to, and I actually got to sit on this big rock hanging over the canyon that had a little bowl worn in it from where someone ground food. It was an amazing spot, and a wonderful view! Fun to see pictures of it again, it brings back memories.

sylvia murphy said...

Well Howdy,

I just spent a week in Sedona with my parents and blogged it all. We too went to Walnut Canyon, but because my mother could not climb stairs, this was the one ruin we observed from above. It was a bit torturous to not be able to see it all since we were there. Your photos helped.


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