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Montezuma Castle NP

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

4/15/2010

Our location - Camp Verde, AZ

Montezuma Castle National Park

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Montezuma Castle NP We went to Montezuma Castle National Park Montezuma Castle NP
Montezuma Castle NP This is a small National Park. Montezuma Castle NP
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Montezuma Castle NP Montezuma Castle really has nothing to do with Montezuma.  It was a name applied by early discoverers.

The remains are from a Sinagua 20 room dwelling built into and in front of this cliff.
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Montezuma Castle NP The structure was built in stages, apparently in response to more members joining the group. Montezuma Castle NP
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Montezuma Castle NP These holes were used to hold the sycamore logs for the roof structures. Montezuma Castle NP
Montezuma Castle NP This is the foundations of the structures built at the base of the cliff.
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Montezuma Castle NP Beaver Creek runs along Montezuma castle. 

Unlike most of the water ways we have observed in Arizona and New Mexico, this creek has rushing water and the Ranger said it is always like this.
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Montezuma Castle NP There were some very large Arizona Sycamore trees.  These are the trees that the inhabitants of Montezuma Castle used to build their structures.. Montezuma Castle NP
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