Sedona: Leaving (with a stop at Montezuma’s Castle)

Saturday morning we said good-bye to Sedona.

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On the way to Phoenix, we stopped at the V-V Ranch for petroglyphs. Those things we saw at Palatki were pictographs (images painted on rock). These would be carved into the rock. It turns out it’s also a great birding location and has some interesting remains from the original ranch house.

V-V ranch, Sedona

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V-V ranch, Sedona

Here are the petroglyphs. They’re designed to form a calendar mainly, but pictured below are a collection of herons.

V-V ranch, Sedona

V-V ranch, Sedona

I like this monkey like creature.

V-V ranch, Sedona

Old-fashioned graffiti.

V-V ranch, Sedona

V-V ranch, Sedona

And here’s a snake again.

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V-V ranch, Sedona

V-V ranch, Sedona

V-V ranch, Sedona

Back in the car we headed down the road to Montezuma’s Castle. It’s another cliff city.

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Montezuma's Castle

Montezuma's Castle

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Here’s a diorama showing what it would have looked like with inhabitants.

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Anyway, then we were on to Phoenix and a long, long plane ride.