What these accomplish in a way is give an idea of what it's like out here if you have never visited. You will see a ruin situated beneath a rock where years of fires have made what was the ceiling black. It doesn't take that much imagination to imagine a fire and the Indians around it.
On another under a rock outcropping you can see too the common hand print seen in many places.
We wonder how often these rock formations actually change or shift. To be there when a massive chunk falls to a canyon floor would be next to amazing I am sure.
What can be said is that if you look closely one of the massive boulders a ruin was built on did shift. So in 800 years a geological shift did happen.
I probably like the 4th one the best just because of soot on what was the ceiling. They're all kind of cool in a way and continue to reinforce to me that all of us are nothing more than piss ants in time.
Hope you enjoy these and if you can go see this area of the United States.
UPDATEBecause of a comment I have added three pictures at the end. I need to remember what I said - that pictures here are not intended to always be the best but serve also to illustrate or do whatever. In this case because of vehicles or people in them these weren't considered and that was a mistake because this is a cool ruin. These also show the shift better too.
To answer the comment about access-most of these are and other places as well are roped off severely. It was hard to see this ruin as I remember it. I did cross ropes to take pictures at times but not very far. Chaco Canyon's accessibility changed so much.
Thanks for bringing this up RZ.
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