Sunday, October 24, 2010


Wijiji is the last-built Chaco Great House; it is about a mile-and-a-half from the main canyon complex.

We took our bicycles along on this trip to the center of the Anasazi world, so the trip out to the Wijiji ruin from the campground was an easy 20 minute ride. I went alone the following day, but there was a spectacular thunder storm the night before and the dirt road was impassible to the bike after the first quarter mile.

My boots picked up a lot of Chaco mud on the walk in, but it was well worth the extra effort to visit the ruins again and to see the fine rock art panel a hundred yards further up the arroyo.