Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Making a Mess of Mesa Verde

I just read that the Mesa Verde National Park is in danger due to forest fires. Oh the horror! What an amazing place...

Mesa Verde N.P., Colorado
Square Tower House, Mesa Verde N.P.
Sun Temple, Mesa Verde N.P.


Blogger HermanTurnip said...

I recently saw an episode of California's Gold that featured Mesa Verde. California's Gold is an odd show that's obviously put together on a shoe-string budget, but it's so informative and Huell Howser is such a goof you can't help but watch. CG is caught in limbo between prime time quality and public access cheese. It's simply low-fi television at it's finest.

July 21, 2005 10:50 PM  
Blogger Michael B said...

Ya know, when I was there a few years ago, I got to talk to one of the resident archeologists that work at Mesa Verde. They had just had a few large lightning- caused wildland fires and, introducing myself as wildland firefighter, he (secretly - sssshhhh) admitted to me that they love it when the fires burn through, because they get to find new digs, and more archeology.

July 26, 2005 4:45 AM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

I haven't been to Mesa Verde, but when I was in the National Park Service my paycheck went there once. Of course I was working at the Castillo in St. Augustine at the time...eventually I did get paid.

July 28, 2005 10:57 PM  

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