At the Crossroads to El Morrow and the Wolf Sanctuary

I had visited El Morro earlier during the trip (before I had the means to upload pictures on a daily basis) and met a very stern Zuni who corrected some of my possible archeological inferences.

The park itself – an ancient Zuni pueblo site and currently managed by the Zunis was known for its visits to Inscription Rock across the centuries:
Some of the inscriptions are petroglyphs (for a discussion of the difference between pictograph and petroglyph, go to this site):


It has a spectacular natural water hole that provided much-needed water for travellers who passed along this route.

Don Onate is known to have left his inscription here when he passed, along with several other exploring pioneers.

For some, it may have been the last time they signed their name. For others, they may have symbolically or literally represented the decimation of hundreds of indians. I had hiked the little trail to the water hole with Petey, and the bigger trail up the mountain to the Zuni ruins with Tammy.



I had later visited the wolf sanctuary with its protection program for captive-bred wolves. They had shown me some of the differences between dogs and wolves. They also had wolf-dog hybrids there.

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