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North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley November 18th 2008

Zoals gepland vertrekken we 's morgens vroeg naar Page over monument valley. De natuur is prachtig onderweg maar weer helemaal verlaten. Behalve in Monument Valley, daar komen we her en der Indianendorpjes tegen (neen geen tipi's noch wigwams, maar 'natives' in houthakkershemden in houten huizen). Ik laat de foto's op jullie los.... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley September 30th 2008

Sunday September 28, 2008 Try to blow your mind away - its easy driving from Durango, Colorado to Monument Valley Utah. From yellow fall Aspen colours in the foothills of the 13,000 foot San Juan Mountains to red sand desert, pale green sage and stupendous monoliths rising 300 metres (1,000 feet) from the desert floor. Along the way the climate changed gradually - becoming much dryer as we entered native American reservation land, first Ute then Navajo. The town of Bluff was true to its name with a pale peach sandstone wall behind and massive rocks along the highway that eroded from this bluff. The only real green was bush willow along the shores of the San Juan River which we followed and finally crossed north of Mexican Hat on Highway 162. Then we turned south ... read more
Bessie & Bennett in a Hogan
East Mitten
West Mitten and Merrick Butte

North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley September 30th 2008

Monday September 29, 2008 The weather was beautiful, scenery spectacular, facilities pristine, campground almost deserted, campsite well-treed and shady all day. Why wouldn’t we stay another day? It’s so nice to get up whenever we want and not hurry through the morning! (Can you tell that Kayla is writing this blog?) Ahhhhh, just to kick back and admire the scenery while the rest of the world scurries around. We watched the school bus pick up the kids and remembered that this was a school day and some of the Navajo kids have to travel many miles just to catch the bus. They live all over the huge reservation. Well OK, so we did a little laundry - washed the sheets, towels and some clothes. Oh, and then we thought it would be nice to bike across ... read more
View from Campsite
Official Sign Photo
Resting on the Slog Up to the Visitor Centre

North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley August 2nd 2008

Efter Moab koerte vi ned til Monument Valley, som ligger inde i Navajo Indianernes Reservat. Vi fandt en fin lille campingplads i Goulding, hvor vi blev i 2 naetter. Naetterne i Monument Valley var VARME... temperaturen var en del over natten... det var sgu lidt svaert at faa en god nats soevn i telt uden aircondition! Her kommer lidt blandede billeder fra monument valley... read more
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Huge amounts of driving over the last few days but it has been really rewarding. Up to 2500 miles now in 12 days of driving. After the relative cool temperatures of Zion (90's) we moved onto Monument Valley which was another great place to be, but incredibly hot(100+). Not much in the way of horticultural delight but the scenery was brilliant as expected. Stayed in campsite for a couple of nights, which had the added bonus of showing John Wayne films that were made in the area. It is great saying things like - "I recognise that bit of rock". We stayed on the edge of the Navajo nation and thus was very big on all things associated with the Navajo. All was very interesting and a bit of an eye opener. Drove a little out ... read more
Natural Bridge
4 Corners Monument
Mesa Verde

I made a good start from Chinle this morning and headed for Monument Valley, just seems one of those places that if you are in the area you just need to go to. The drive there was through some pretty barren landscape. All this part of Arizona is made up of Indian reservations, mainly Navajo but some Hopi in the middle of it all. You can see why the early government gave this land as reservations, it is so aris almost nothing will grow here. I am getting tire after my last few days activities and all the driving, so I had decided that when I get to Monument vally I would camp there for a couple of nights and relax a bit. When I got to the park entrance (not NPS but Navajo here as ... read more
The local Tourist stores
View from the visitor centre
The camp

"Must tell you all about our last couple of days traveling." Staying in a place called "Bluff". It has an amazing fort with Joseph Bartons cabin, built in 1880. - Took some neat photos. From there, we went to the "Four Points Monument", this is the only place in the USA where four States meet. Namely, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. We were able to stand in four States at the same time - How cool is that? Our next stop was "Monument Valley", with some of the most amazing rock features ever.. You just keep expecting to see "Injuns" peering down at you! (Hope it hasn't spoilt us for the trip to the Grand Canyon). The "Moki Dugway" was the scariest journey ever for Skim. (Never to be repeated by her - The ... read more
A nice bit of shade.
Wagons ho!
Now we know we are in the wild west...

KELLEY AND DAVE’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE The Big Trip West…Notes From the road: WEEK FIVE. Thursday, June 19:Antelope Slots! One of my major goals on this trip was to photograph the famous Antelope Slot Canyon in the Navajo Tribal Lands. I had hoped to be able to photograph the famous Wave but I also had known that it was necessary to register online months in advance to be eligible to enter the Navajo lottery to even hope to have a chance at winning the opportunity to pay for your turn to see the Wave. Phew! This competitive system requires visitors who have pre-registered to be on the reservation on the day assigned and even then, only if your name is one of the 20 or so pulled from their “hat” out of the 100 or so lucky ... read more
The beautiful waves and colors of stone inside Antelope Canyon
View from Lake Powell National Golf Course
Horseshoe Bend

North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley March 15th 2008

Monument Valley was our last stop cruising through the national parks in Utah (March, 2008). We timed it just right driving into the valley about an hour before sunset. The views and light at that time are incredible. There is a great view from the road where Forrest Gump stopped running in the movie. We didn't pay to do the drive through the Navajo Reservation but we got the effect anyway. The view made famous by Director John Ford is on the "pay for" drive so shell out the $4/person fee if you have time and want that perspective. Also, the view coming down into the valley from Hwy 261 in Utah is incredible--I would recommend coming into the Valley from that direction. We were on our way there from Natural Bridges National Monument. Natural Bridges ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Monument Valley October 16th 2007

We woke up quite late considering we were leaving in half an hour. We quickly packed our stuff and threw it into the trailer. We had a short drive and stopped off at a cliff which had ‘hole n’ the rock’ written in large letters with an arrow pointing to a small hole. Had no idea what it was actually referring to but we all took the typical cheesy tourist photos then got the van and continued driving on. Next we stopped at an amazing lookout point where we could see for miles and miles into the distance. We took some photos and relaxed for a while on the edge of a cliff overlooking an incredible rocky landscape. We returned to the van and ate lunch then continued on to our campsite. On the way we ... read more
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