Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Grapevine Canyon, Nevada - USA

I’m excited to join up again this month with fellow blogger Fiona Ryan's  A-Z Guidebook Travel Linkup over at Tiffin Bite Sized Food Adventures. This travel tale link-up goes from December 15th - December 22th, this time travels with the letter "H".

"G" is for Grapevine Canyon, Nevada USA

Grapevine Canyon, also known as Christmas Tree Pass, has some of the clearest most beautiful petroglyphs I've ever seen. They can be found by following the trail from the parking area, beginning about a 1/2 mile down the trail. The 250+ rock drawings are etched high up on large boulders some as recent as 200 years ago to more than 1000 years ago.

We spent a few hours slowly walking and wandering through the canyon, taking in the petroglyphs and trying to decode their stories. The hike offers tremendous views of the Colorado River Valley, seasonal waterfalls, a gigantic patch of wild grapevines running over a 100 feet long and naturally formed amazing artful geological formations.

Grapevine Canyon lies to the south of Spirit Mountain, the highest peak in the Newberry Mountains. Rising to an elevation of 5,639 feet above sea level, the mountain plays a prominent role in the religion and mythology of the local people. They believe the mountain is the spiritual birthplace of the tribes. Their creation story says that at one time all people belonged to one great tribe, but they began to quarrel. The Creator, Mutavela, settled the dispute by dividing the great land and people into four sections North, South, East, and West.

Spirit Mountain and the surrounding canyons collectively have been named a Traditional Cultural Property and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of their significance to the local tribes including the Mohave, Hualapai, Yavapai, Havasupai, Quechan, Pai pai and Maricopa.

While visiting, you are asked to please respect this sacred space. Do not deface the petroglyphs. Do not touch or climb on the rocks or panels.

Look, observe, and imagine, what story do you see?

For more Letter "G" travel stories, visit A-Z Guidebook Linkup. Stay tuned next month for more travel, centering around the Letter "H"!
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Saturday, December 5, 2015

In My Kitchen - December 2015

It's time for another round of the very cool monthly happening called "In My Kitchen" run by Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial.

So here we go....

This Month in my Kitchen...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Food 'n Film - December 2015

Welcome to Food 'n Film for December!

There is no set theme for December, it is Blogger's choice. You can choose any movie you'd like, with or without a holiday theme just please keep it clean! 

Looking forward to your movie picks, and the recipes that come out out of them! :)

How to take part in the Food 'n Film link-up

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