Climbing and Crawling into the Past at Mesa Verde

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A view of the mesa from its base

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Panoramic view from the drive up the mesa

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Spruce House, a self-guided tour

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Spruce House, with rock blackened by cooking fires

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Looking down into a kiva, which would have originally been covered

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The inside of a restored kiva at Spruce House

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Climbing out of the restored kiva

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The starting 32-foot climb of the ranger-guided Balcony House tour. All the kids did great!

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Original wooded beams from Balcony House, c. 1278

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Working toward a Junior Ranger badge at the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum

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