A National Historic Site, we had a ranger overview talk before our walk to the overlook of the massacre site.
It is the last day of October – the massacre was the end of November – it surely wasn’t 87 degrees that day!
We parked at Nee Noshee SWA for the late afternoon and evening, South of Eads, CO.
This is the beautiful wildlife area – we saw a few ducks, raptors, and coots.
Bent’s Old Fort NHS with a resident steer greeting us.
Beautiful animal. I guess he gets to pull the wagon occasionally.
This was a big fur trading area – mostly buffalo skins but here is a river boat made out of one as well as some beaver pelts.
A nice piece of history that is recreated here on the Arkansas River.
We headed South to Comanche National Grasslands for a few nights
Panoramic views to enjoy on our ‘back patio”. We are surprised at all the canyons in the grasslands.
Peaceful sunset with Moon and planets. The Milky Way was awesome!
Picket Wire Canyonlands hike first had this dust bowl ruin.
On old chapel ruin and cemetery of another settlement.
But dinosaurs are why we have chosen this trail – this is a thigh bone a tad larger than mine!
And footprints a tad larger than ours!
This is a panorama of Theropod dinosaur tracks. Well worth a 12 mile RT hike.
Largest Tracksite in North America
We stopped for lunch at Carrizo canyon.
And did a short hike to these amazing petroglyphs of elk.
We camped at Vogel canyon and enjoyed sunset on Balance Rock.
This was the view from the Travato!
We hiked to some more petroglyphs. This is a calendar that marks the solstice.
And some amazing drawings. We were disturbed by recent graffiti and had many discussions of why someone would deface these treasures.
We enjoyed our picnic lunch by this arch as we were in no hurry to get back to camp.