Elevation: 7,284 ft.
Ecological niche: juniper-pinyon woodland
Ownership: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, wilderness area within a National Conservation Area
Location: west of Acoma, New Mexico
Cebolla Canyon, NM
September 27, 2005
"Instead of shooting up, we're throwing down."
–Gabe looking down off pottery shard cliff
Gabe, Jess, and I climbed the mountain behind where we are camped today. The hill where we started was incredibly steep and I was dreading climbing it at first. Then about halfway up, we realized it was like a giant treasure mound. Every step you took there were all different types of pottery shards, from simple corrugated ones to elaborate slip patterns and designs. Climbing is easy when you are constantly "ooing" and "ahhing" with every step you take. At th,/e top of the hill, we sat and looked at all of the shards that we had found. I love finding treasure.
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