Category Archives: Chaco Canyon

Weekly Travel Stone Horizon

This week, Ailsa is asking us for travel photos showing “Stone”. Ooh good, I have lots of pictures like that! On the other hand, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge wants “Horizon” pictures – and I have plenty of those, too.

What to do, what to do…

How about pictures showing off both themes?

ChacoRuins8Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. In the distance, you can see a cliff; roughly rectangular blocks of stone have fallen at its base. Close up, a cluster of the enigmatic Chaco ruins, carefully built of roughly rectangular blocks of stone.

ChacoRuins2When Chaco was inhabited, about a thousand years ago, travelers approaching the area must have struggled to tell the buildings from the cliffs behind them.