Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Montezuma's Well

Despite the entirely inappropriate name of this National Monument, the well itself, really a limestone sinkhole, is fascinating. There are several Indian ruins in the walls of the sinkhole. It is a perennially flowing spring used by the early inhabitants for irrigation and as a source of water. The white object floating in the lake is a turtle trap to catch non-native turtles that were introduced by careless people over the years.

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