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Guided Tsankawi Hikes Summer 2013

tsank trail 3

photo by sally king

Tsankawi Early Evening Stroll

Where: Tsanakawi Mesa

What: Cultural History Walk - approximately1 mile round trip

Who: Must be able to climb ladders and walk on uneven terrain. Ages 12 and up

When: Monday July 22 6:30pm- 8:30pm and August 20 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join Ranger Theresa Ferraro for an evening walk on Tsankawi Mesa in Bandelier National Monument. Ranger Ferraro will guide participants to view petroglyphs and cavates while telling the story of the Ancestral Pueblo people who occupied the mesas and valleys of Tsankawi. We will conclude our walk as we watch the full moon (SUPERMOON) rise above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

This will be a slow paced walk over uneven terrain. Participants must be able to climb ladders. Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for cool weather or a possible rain shower are recommended. Bring water.

Meet at Tsankawi ranger station. Walk begins promptly at 6:30pm

Participants must sign up in advance by calling the Bandelier visitor center at 505 672-3861 ext. 517

 
down tsank ladder

photo by sally king

Tsankawi Morning Walk

Where: Tsankawi Mesa

What: Cultural History Walk 1.5 miles roundtrip

Who: Must be able to climb ladders and walk on uneven terrain. Ages 12 and up

When August 21 and July 24 9 AM – 11 AM

Join Ranger Theresa Ferraro for a morning walk on Tsankawi Mesa in Bandelier National Monument. Ranger Ferraro will guide participants to view petroglyphs, cavates and a pueblo village while telling the story of the Ancestral Pueblo people who occupied the mesas and valleys of Tsankawi.

This will be a slow paced walk over uneven terrain. Participants must be able to climb ladders. Sturdy footwear, sunscreen and appropriate clothing for intense sun or possible rain shower are recommended. Bring Water

Participants must sign up in advance by calling the Bandelier visitor center at 505 672-3861 ext. 517

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Western Pygmy Blue butterfly

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