They journey began at the sacred Zuni Dowa Yalanne mesa or Corn Mountain. Closed to outsiders, I could feel the Zuni ancestors as I approached the mountain. The mesa dates back to the Jurassic Period (135-180 million years ago) when it was formed by sand dunes. Its mythology name is the "House of the Gods and the making of Rain, Lighting and Thunder." Another highlight of this Southwest excursion was visiting Sessann of the amazing Earth Age blog, Cosmic Dust tumblr & creator of Three Arrows Leather. Off the grid of electricity, phone & modern convenience, we headed into the wilderness. There was sage as far an the eye could see. She lives in an Earthship (a solar powered house made of recycled materials) at 7,000 feet! It was one of the most freeing experiences to truly be with nature. We also stopped at the Petrified Forest (a field of fallen rainbow logs that are 225 million years old) in Arizona & viewed ancient petroglyphs. What a trip!
Sessann's inspirational blog http://earth-age.blogspot.com