We left Santa Fe and stopped at the Petroglyph National Monument, close by Albuquerque. The park contains over 20,000 images pecked in stone-some recognizable as animals, people , and crosses , others more mysterious. Each of these rocks are alive, keeper of a message left by the ancestors. We explored the Rinconada Canyon.
The petroglyphs are fragile, non renewable cultural resources that, once damaged, can never be replaced. To American Indians the entire monument is a sacred landscape.
This is a short post . My next story will be about the Painted Desert. We were going back to Arizona. It was a great discovery for us. Thanks again for reading my travel story.