Elevation: 7000 feet….

Or, Too High for Valley Dwellers to Breathe Comfortably.

Updating tonight from Cortez, Colorado. Albuquerque bid us farewell this morning, and our travels turned north on highway 550 to the beautiful state of Colorado. Well, I assume it’s all as lovely as the southwest corner. Our destination for the day was Mesa Verde National Park. This is up at 7000 feet, so breathing is a bit of an adventure for us sea-level dwellers. Speaking of dwellers… in Mesa Verde the park service and their archaeologists have preserved 13th century cliff dwellings of the Puebloan tribes of the southwest. It is so fascinating to walk among the ruins of this particular community and culture. We had a terrific tour guide, Kim, who was very informative and friendly. Enjoy a few photos, and join us tomorrow as we venture into Utah.

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