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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Day Seven

Started off our day with a (not so healthy) McDonalds breakfast, then went back to Sunset Crater where we started to look round yesterday, to finish off the walks and view points there as the ticket is valid for seven days, which is a good job!

They had a monument called 'Wupatki' we could look round which is a remaining ruin where people lived and worked, by Sunset Crater.

"Wupatki appears empty and abandoned. Though it is no longer physically occupied, Hopi believe the people who lived and died here remain as spiritual guardians. Stories of Wupatki are passed on among Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and perhaps other tribes. Members of the Hopi Bear, Sand, Lizard, Rattlesnake, Water, Snow, and Katsina Clans return periodically to enrich their personal understanding of their clan history. Wupatki is remembered and cared for, not abandoned."

Also came across a poor snake who'd unfortunately been run over by an RV.

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