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Monday, September 28, 2015

Spider Rock Near Chinle, Arizona

Thought I'd post some pictures from our time at Spider Rock, near Chinle, Arizona.

We actually slept in a hogan.  I didn't know what that was until I saw it.  The man that runs the campground gave us the background on it, his uncle built it, and lived in it, raised 11 children in it.  It is made of logs and dirt.   He, Howard, built two smaller ones at the campground.  The logs were fashioned in a hexagon type of structure and was filled in with dirt.  Dirt floor, as well.  The temperature inside was always pleasant, even through the hot hours of the day and the cold temps at night.  Here are some pics:

Interesting, huh?   I got the twin bed, slept pretty good.  Tim got the bigger bed, it was hard, he said his back hurt less, go figure.  Nathan chose to put up his tent and slept in that. 
The next day, the doggies had to stay inside the Hogan (prounounced Ho-Gan according to Howard) while we went on a tour of Spider Rock.  Tim made sure Howard would be our tour guide, lol.  What can we say, we liked the old coot.
The tour lasted about 4 hours, here are some pictures from it:

 They called this the 'White House'..  you can barely see the white part back there.  There were many ruins on the side of the rock, many footholds and lots of pictographs, as well.  Very interesting.



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