Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I have wanted to walk among the cilff dwelling for most of my adult life. The experience was amazing. The homes here have been uninhabited for 800 years and they do not know why the 'ancestral puebloans' left. The life living in the clifts and the job of climbing up and down from the top of the mesadaily is mindboggling. The infant mortality rate to age 5 was 50% from falling off of the clifts. Our climb out of the Cliff Palace was 10 stories up from the ruins. But well worth it!