Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

May 27, 1998
North of Silver City, New Mexico

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Gila Cliff Dwellings : cliff Gila Cliff Dwellings : first dwellings Gila Cliff Dwellings : Storage area
Finally climbed up to the level of the cliff dwellings. Almost high noon and the dwellings are almost hidden in the shadow of the cliffs. The first cave. A shallow cave that probably had storage areas.
Gila Cliff Dwellings : second opening Gila Cliff Dwellings : along the cliff Gila Cliff Dwellings : Entrance
A structure visible further down the cliff. Looking along the cliff face the opposite wall of the canyon is visible. The entrance.
Gila Cliff Dwellings : Inside Gila Cliff Dwellings : Along rooftops Gila Cliff Dwellings : dwellings
Structures inside the caves. High inside the central cave. Long exposure in an attempt to see something in the darkness.
Gila Cliff Dwellings : wall painting Gila Cliff Dwellings : wall painting 2 Gila Cliff Dwellings : doorway
Painting on the cave wall. Painting on the cave wall. Hard to make out but those are more walls and a doorway in the back there.
Gila Cliff Dwellings : doorway 2 Gila Cliff Dwellings : ladder Gila Cliff Dwellings : up into cave
Looking back the other way from the previous picture. The ladder we climbed down. Hi-rise condos.
Gila Cliff Dwellings : falling rocks
Danger! Falling Rocks!
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