Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bandelier Celebrates its 99th Year

August storm
Wednesday was the 99th anniversary of the Bandelier National Monument - signed into existence on February 11, 1916, by President Woodrow Wilson. 33,000 protected acres on the Pajarito Plateau, over 70mi of trails, and it sits right in our backyard. Entry fees to the Monument are waived for the weekend (including Mon.) in celebration of the anniversary so Casa Dirt is jumping into action for an afternoon visit.

Rangers and personnel at the Monument regularly update the Bandelier Facebook page with magnificent photos of the Mesa, Frijoles Canyon, the San Miguel mountains to the south, and all the marvelous animal and plant life that fill the canyons. An absolute treasure. A small collection of photos from the last year:

Box elders

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