April 18 – April 19, 2018.
Duwan calls it “hundering”. It’s a mixture of hunting and wandering, often triggered by a chance conversation with a fellow traveler. Back at Gold Butte I was practicing accordion songs. I thought our only neighbor was out 4-wheeling, and was surprised when he came over to listen. As we chatted, he said he liked Hovenweep. Now THAT’S a word guaranteed to inspire a good hunder.
The hunder is self-perpetuating. Ours started at the Hovenweep visitor center in Utah. Here we learned about some of the pueblos in the area. The park actually extends into Colorado. So we did, too. After Hovenweep, we went to Lowry, then to the visitor center at Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Then on to Sand Canyon.
A proper hunder has no natural end. It must be stopped by a conscious decision. In our case, we had to quit for a scheduled activity. (If you decide to go hundering in this area, I recommend starting at the museum at Canyon of the Ancients.)
* All pics are click to enlarge.
Square Castle Group
Horseshoe and Hackberry Groups
Painted Hand Pueblo
Cutthroat Castle Group
Double Cliff House
Anasazi Heritage Museum
8 thoughts on “The Ancients”
Wow…them’s a lot of rocks! Seriously though, those ruins are pretty darn cool! We’re talking about someday getting a land yacht to do some exploring, and I’ll have to remember to come back to your blog for suggestions once that time comes! Hope to see you in Indiantown!
Hope I get a chance to see you and Jim too! Safe travels across the Gulf Stream! There is such so much stuff to see in the world and especially in the Western US. We are really enjoying our Land Yacht!
I can’t thank you both enough….I’ve learned more about US and Mexico from reading and SEEING your blogs….it’s simply amazing and you explain things so clearly. We may envy your travels, but we really appreciate your sharing so much with us “home bodies”. Keep going and keep posting blogs. I’m sure there are many like us that rarely comment, but we look forward to each and every post! Miss you guys!
Thank you for following along! We love comments, but it is enough knowing that people keep clicking on the links and reading the posts. Miss you guys too!
I think you need to get “hundering” t-shirts made up for the two of you to wear. Maybe even a tiny one for Bob too. Might help protect him from sunburn sitting on the dashboard like that.
What Bob wants is a cowboy hat. He doesn’t get sunburned, but his fur is a little dry and peely – he could probably use some moisturizer.
bien hecho! The stonework, I bet they had freemasons, just like Europe and Asia.
Thanks! I’m sure they were very organized and efficient. Otherwise, I can’t imagine how you would build a tower on the side of a precariously balanced rock.