El Morro Rock
El Morro Rock in the distance with big sky--on Route 53. Vernon, Robyn and myself made this trip in January, 2004--our destination was Globe, AZ.
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|The historc marker for El Morro Rock ("The Headland)--named by the Spaniards (Anglo-Americans referred to it as Inscription Rock). The Zuni's name was A'ts'ina meaning "Place of Writings on the Rock".|| |
|El Morro Rock in all its glory.|| |
|Though it doesn't look steep, the altitude makes it a difficult climb--nice and slow is the key. Here I'm walking with Robyn as we make our way to the Anasazi ruins on the top of El Morro Rock.|| |
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Robyn had to stop and walk in the snow (of course!).
|Vernon leading the way--the trail heads over rocks at a couple of points and is hard to see.|| |
We've got to climb up there???!!! Vernon is already at the top looking down on us.
The Anasazi ruins at El Morro Rock.
|This circular room is a bit odd for Anasazi construction; mostly they built in squares and rectangles. || |
|More of the ruins on top of the rock. And the Anasazi didn't have stairs cut into the rock to get up here!|| |
|Looking over to where the face of the rock is located (seen in an earlier picture).|| |
The view from the Anasazi ruins--looking in the direction from which we drove here.
|Down at the base of Inscription Rock, a nice path leads to all of the ancient grafitti.|| |
Carvings from both Native Americans, Spaniards and Anglos are to be seen.
These look like mostly Native American carvings.
|Another view of the carvings depicted above. 1906, Federal Law made it illegal for anyone to do any further carving into the cliff face.|| |
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