Every trip to Chaco I meet people of like mind who are intrigued by, inspired by, affected by Chaco in some way. Most come back again and again.
Chaco is like that.
It draws those who appreciate its many wonders. I see it in their eyes and hear it in their voice as they share their experience.
And everyone leaves changed in some way.
Leaving the road as it is, unpaved, will help to continue drawing those who can sense its magic, but not those who might cause damage.
For all those I have met on this trip, and others -- thank you for enriching my experience. And, as GB Cornucopia likes to say, "May you get from Chaco what you need."As I prepare to leave Chaco for home, I have received what I need from the canyon, once again.
What about you? Let me know what you are thinking, below in the comments.
(Thanks to Joe Kennedy for the photo of several of us after the Zuni sunrise ceremony [splendid!] on Saturday June 19 at Casa Rinconada. Do we look happy, or what?)