1. Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, November 7-11, 2005. Would TR41 return to this hotel? Yes.
2. The only Native American owned hotel in Santa Fe.
3. The "junior" suites and all the facilities were nice.
4. Good meeting rooms, nice ambiance. Greg Slingerland photos 2, 4, 5, 7 - 14.
5. A favorite place adjacent to the dining area.
6. Google Maps illustrates the campus-like setting.
7. Suzanne & Bob Young, Allen Woo, Joachim Pomy, Hazim Dawood, Stephanie Montgomery...
7. ...Efrain Guevara & Arnaud Vergnol on the high road between Santa Fe & Taos.
8. Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and...
9. ...a National Historic Landmark. These multi-storey adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.
10. Allen almost bought this bow & arrow for his kids, but it didn't pass the test drive.
11. Stephanie on her way out of a shop & Bob to her right. The mountains behind show signs of a recent fire.
12. Inside the shop Stephanie just left. No wonder she was looking around. Very nice!
13. Hazim, Allen, Joachim, Steph, Efrain & Arnaud standing at the mid-point of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. The rim is at 7000 ft.
14. The Gorge, an erosional 37 mile rift, averages 650' deep (800' at the deepest) & varies from 200' to 1/2 mile in width.
15. The 2nd highest bridge in the US hwy system, over 650' above the river, with truss spans of 300'/600'/300'. Dedicated in 1965.
16. Meanwhile, 30 miles up river in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, Roger Britt & Joanne McMillen start treking into the Gorge.
17. Treking is so nice when a llama carries the lunch. They took a "Take a Llama to Lunch" trek with Wild Earth Llama Adventures.
18. Indiana Jones (aka - Wild Earth adventure guide Stuart Wilde) & Joanne (with llama in tow) start down the switchbacks.
19. Llamas like to spit - is that what he's contemplating? Roger Britt photos 15, 16, 18, 19, 22 - 26.
20. Joanne & Roger with llamas in tow. Stuart explained all the geology, animals, fauna & history along the way.
21. Roger & Joanne halfway down, the view is spectacular. Photos: Joanne McMillen: 17, 23, 26; Stuart Wilde: 20, 21.
22. Why are these people laughing? Because Roger hopped over 3 rocks to make it back before the shutter released!
23. Petraglyphs. Archaeological sites in the gorge show that human use & occupation of the area date back 7000 years.
24. Most sites date to the Archaic period indicating that the area was used most intensively from 5500 BC to 500 AD.
25. Look, it's a spitting image! Or is it a spit & image? No, it's a food fight!
26. Daunting - those who trek down, must eventually trek back up - this is the path. 650 feet up, but a mile or so back & forth.