With our auras read, it was time to hit the trail. We started with a short walk at Palatki Heritage Site.
Palatki and its sister site, Honanki were the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock country between A.D.1150 – 1300. They were first described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, famous turn-of-the century archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institution, who gave them the Hopi names of Honanki (Bear House) and Palatki (Red House). The Hopi, however, have no specific names for these sites. source
Hike number two was to the top of Doe Mountain, a mesa with views of the Verde Valley and all sorts of red rock formations.
…and that was before lunch.