Rock Art Canyon Ranch
But the adventure had merely started. He and Ben hopped into his 4-wheel drive vehicle and we gingerly followed in our van. At one point he slowed down and gestured toward the Golden Eagle flying in circles overhead. Then more dusty one lane roads through the range land and we stopped to see Anasazi ruins and a Navajo Hogan. As we walked toward the ruins there were shards of Anasazi Pottery scattered around with the familiar white and black designs.
More dusty roads and we arrived at the top attraction at the ranch -- The Canyon. After an overview from the observation platform he had had constructed he left us to explore the canyon on our own. We gingerly descended to the Canyon floor and were rewarded for the effort by the thousands of Petroglyphs on the Canyon walls. We wandered about, taking in the scene and taking lots of pictures. Then perched on rocks took off our shoes and socks and soaked out feet in the cool stream.
Here is an instance of how a private citizen can preserve, protect and find a way to share it with those who also appreciate it.
Photos from Rock Art Canyon Ranch (placeholder)
Also, one of the coolest things about Meteor Crater is this is exactly what those craters we stare at on the Moon are like -- except a lot smaller. There was a display showing the relative size of this crater to those on the moon -- and this was a lot smaller, yet it was very big.
Two years ago this summer, my friend Rick Beyer went and filmed a documentary about the Tunguska "cosmic event" that happened in Siberia in the early 1900s. There is no such crater for the Tunguska meteor probably because it exploded prior to reaching the earth. It did flatten the trees