.. the winds shifted, fed the fire & the smoke erupted, all in about 10 minutes.
The Wolf Creek Pass, elevation 10,850 ft., was the 1st time we'll cross the Continental Divide. We really noticed the lack of oxygen in the air.
It's all down hill from here, 3,000 ft. drop in 7 miles... the brakes had a burning smell on the way down. Definitely Low Gear on upcoming descents.
The ceremonial kivas were about 30 ft. across & 20' deep- the largest maybe twice that size.
It was raining when we crossed Raton Pass from NM into CO yesterday, so we had to stop for a picture,