Friday, July 17, 2009

The Gila Cliff Dwellings

Daniel has landed safely into Silver City. Been giving him a crash course of the area. First stop after mom's backyard was David's backyard. After that encounter, he thought for sure he had landed in the Twilight Zone.

Yesterday we drove out to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. It was the first time I've been out there in a while. It is still a fascinating place.

We drove back via highway 35. After crossing the Continental Divide and dropping into the Upper Mimbres valley, I spotted a montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) crossing the road. It was smaller than a Gambel's quail, and the pattern on its face was very distinctive. This may have been a lucky once-in-a-lifetime sighting of a rare bird in the U.S.A.
Daniel is enjoying Silver City and the Gila. It has been a completely new experience for him.

1 comment:

SS:Mtn Biker said...

That's wicked kool!!!