Frank finds his way back to the car after a chilly visit to the Citadel Pueblo at Wupatki National Monument.
Citadel Pueblo is built all across the top of a small hill overlooking the undulating surroundings, which include a limestone sinkhole just to the south. It is unreconstructed so there isn't much to see, just a large pile of fallen stones enclosed by a low wall.
In total there are more than 800 identified ruins spread around many miles of desert within Wupatki National Monument. All the dwellings were built by the Anasazi and Sinagua Indians during the 12th and 13th centuries - the habitation of this region was influenced by the eruption of nearby Sunset Volcano during the winter of 1064-5, as the resulting ash and lava made the surrounding land infertile and so the residents of that region moved further afield into desert areas previously considered too dry and barren.
Here's the view he had as he waved to me...
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