Blogs from Navajo Nation Reservation, Arizona, United States, North America


I cleared the Kaibab N Forest (at House Rock) and landed in the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Eastbound on AZ Hwy 89A heading for the Marble Canyon of the Colorado River by the town of Marble Canyon. I made a stop at the old House Rock Post Office and general store (both defunked) and saw the dirt road that takes a different route back to Fredona. The dominate feature all the way to the Colorado River is the Vermilion Cliffs on the North side. These large pinkish cliffs are a neat geologic formation. I followed 89A Eastbound and saw the neat Vermilion cliffs on the left side. It was a very nice day so I burnt mega-pixels on the way. There was a small town or village of Vermillion Cliffs there also. At the small ... read more

Wow Northern Arizona is insane!! Within 10 miles of each other are two of the most breathtaking natural phenomenon’s in the world. The first is Antelope Canyon which is a slot canyon located on Navajo land and one of the most beautiful places I have seen. Its carved by water through sandstone to make one of the most beautiful of all natural formations. The sunlight filtering down the curved sandstone walls makes magical, constantly changing patterns and shadows in many subtle shades of color. Some sections of the canyon are wide and bright, while others are narrower and more cave-like, with no light reaching the sandy floor The Second is Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River, its the bend you see in all the photo's of the Grand Canyon but it is 120 miles north ... read more

Et nous voici a notre dernière étape avant de retrouver Las Vegas et d'y reprendre l'avion pour le retour à la maison... En route mauvaise troupe puisque nous sommes le premier jour de l'année... Bonne année à vous... Meilleure année à nous ! Aujourd'hui nous nous laissons promener puisque les gorges de l'Antelop Canyon ne peuvent pas se visiter seuls... Elles se trouvent dans la partie qui appartient aux indiens Navajo... Pour mieux vous situer, lisez ceci : L'Antelope Canyon : « le lieu où l'eau coule à travers les rochers » La Nation navajo, aussi appelée Nation diné et anciennement réserve indienne de Navajo Nation, est un territoire semi autonome amérindien de 71 000 km2, occupant le nord-est de l’Arizona, le sud de l’url= read more
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Navajo Nation vom 4-Corners Monument, wo 4 Bundesstaaten (Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico und Utah) aufeinandertreffen, übers Monument Valley nach Page, Arizona.... read more
One Point - Four States
Four Corners - Four States
Four States at once

What an awesome day! We spent most of the day driving through the Navajo Nation Reservation. Some interesting landscape that change from desert, to Painted Desert and back to desert, but with lots of greenery and trees that were beautiful bright golden yellow. The temperature was perfect with mid-70's and a slight chill in the breeze. The skies continue to be clear and blue with lots of sunshine. Coming from Seattle I feel like I am always comparing the weather with that, but I can stop as we now are living in the SW and it is always sunny! Our first stop in Navajo Nation was at the town of Chambers. Obviously we had to stop there. The Post Office was located at the corner of Route 66...see photo. I posted some post cards in the ... read more
Post Office in Chambers
Hubbell Trading Post
Old Wooden Door

July 14th Break-up day as we today would continue to Grand Canyon. Business as usual as Tine and Paul went down for breakfast while the children slept late, can't really blame them - not very exciting. Got packed and ready and soon we were heading southwest towards the Four Corners, Navajo National Park to make a fool of ourselves by putting one foot in Utah, another in Arizona, one hand in Colorado and the other one in New Mexico. Totally ridiculous taking into consideration that all of this belonged to the Indians a long time ago and is now a reservation which has become famous because somebody drew some lines and decided that 4 states had their corners there!!!! Imagine that we had to cue in this ‘middle of the desert’ location to get our picture ... read more

The sun spins wide round and round Cross boulder and mountainside every day bringing new light new thoughts, new images as we ride A symphony of reds and browns surrounds me. The earth alive dripping from a tiny fracture in the bare stone splatters about Giving the plants insects and animals their fix. Earth's honey. Some traveling wisdom from Whitman: Traveling Souls Allons! Whoever you are come travel with me! Traveling with me you find what never tires. The earth never tires, The earth rude, silent, incomprehensible at first, Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first, Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things well envelop'd I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell Allons! We must not stop here, However sweet these laid-up stores, however convenient this dwelling ... read more
Faces in Stone
Grand Canyon 2
Grand Canyon 3

Magnifique journee dans l'Arizona, decor a perte de vue... indescriptible.passage dans une reserve "seche" (pas de vente de biere) mais la chance etait avec nous: un jeune indien nous a invite chez lui . Tres belle rencontre avec sa jeune femme dans leur maison typique dans le plus vieux village Hopi de l'Amerique du Nord. Le Nouveau-Mexique etait tres contraste avec le Texas: beaucoup de betails, mais pas beaucoup de cowboys. What a day we had in New Mexico and Arizona! Where to start?... How about where we finished: in the small village of Kikotsmovi, Arizona, the oldest settlement according to our host Waylon Namingha and his wife Jenny Nauywaima, from the Bear clan of the Hopi tribe. Here's how it happens: we stop to snap a picture of an old village on top of a ... read more
A perte de vue

Here are some photos from canyon de chelly.... read more

Hello all. Our past few weeks have included time in California, where we camped in Malibu while Andy went to rehearsals and recording sessions for "Woody Sez," a sumptuous passover seder at Paul and Jacki's in La Jolla, and magical boating and hiking in Joshua Tree (CA) the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell (AZ), Zion Canyon and Bryce Canyon(UT). Matzah never tasted so good as it does after a good long backpack into a canyon. We are now on the Navajo reservation, and will be driving into Hopi villages today. Max has just given us a presentation on the Native American Cliff-Dwellers, the Anasazi. Zoya begins her study of Native American pottery this morning, after completing a draft of her History of Mexican Leaders. Tonight we will camp in Canyon de Chelley, a National Monument Area which ... read more
Joshua Tree Classroom
I Want Breakfast!

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