Took a weekend camping trip with the family to Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, NM. Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. Tracy, the boys and I had a great time camping and exploring the ancient sites. One of the highlights was climbing the three sets of ladders 350 feet to the Alcove House, a ceremonial Kiva. Sadly I did not bring the bike along on this trip, but immensely enjoyed the hiking. We did get back early enough Sunday that I was able to get a nice mtb ride at home. Next stop is Steamboat Springs for a work conference and some mountain biking in prime fall foliage.