|A "great kiva," restored but roofless, at Chaco Canyon|
¶ Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico is the site of a collection of ancient "great houses," multi-room dwellings. They were not built simultaneously, and it is unclear how many people actually lived there. And apparently they did not grow their own food, so apparently it was backpacked in by the Anasazi equivalent of serfs. Or maybe they were willing pilgrims.
¶ With typical feline nonchalance, a lynx surprises skiers at the Purgatory ski area in southwestern Colorado.
UPDATE, Jauary 10, 2017: A sad ending to the lynx story.