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Hovenweep Sunset & Sunrise

Saturday – Sunday, May 21-22, 2011

After spending much of the day exploring Montezuma Canyon I headed over the border into Colorado and found a campsite in the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. Then I made my way over to the Holly Group of Hovenweep National Monument.

Holly House and Boulder House near the head of the canyon.

Holly by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

A closer look at the Holly House.

Holly House by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

After spending some time at the Holly Group I made my way over to Little Ruin Canyon so that I could photograph the Hovenweep Castle at sunset. The biting gnats and other bugs were terrible while I waited for the sun to go down.

Hovenweep Castle Sunset by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Once the sun was down I headed back to camp for the night. I had wanted to try some star trails this evening, but was too tired to stay up…especially since I was planning on heading back to Little Ruin Canyon for sunrise.

The Twin Towers at sunrise.

Twin Towers by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

The Eroded Boulder House and Rim Rock House.

Eroded Boulder House by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

Once the sun was up, I left Hovenweep and started on my way home. Of course, I would be making a few more stops on the way.

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