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 2005
  Cabo San Lucas
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 2003
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 2003
  Gramma Visit
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Mary Jane and Granny and Susie
       RV Travel to Southwest Canyon Country

 

May 2004

 

Page Five - Arizona and Colorado Navajolands

 

 
 
 
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
 
 

Left and Right Mitten, Monument Valley

 
       

 

   

Totem Pole

A Navajo pony races by

  and Yei Bi Chei
       
       
   

 

 

Enormous rock dome with hole

Ancestral Puebloan Petroglyph

       
       

Goulding's at Monument Valley

the site of many John Wayne westerns, including "Stagecoach"

       
       
 
       
       

 

Goulding's, established in 1924 and set against a huge red cliff, overlooks Monument Valley

       
 

 

   
       
       

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

       

       
Canyon de Chelly Face Rock to Spider Rock Panorama
 
Face Rock is in the far left looking at Spider Rock on the right
 

       
Face Rock Spider Rock, 800 feet tall
       

Living atop Spider Rock is Spider Woman,

the deity who taught the Navajo women how to weave.

 

After Face Rock informs Spider Woman of naughty children,

    she carries the children to the top of Spider Rock.

       

Cliff dwelling and

Rock swirl patterns

       
       

       

 

White House

 

 

Marks on the wall show that at one time rooms at the lower level were built up to within four feet of the upper ruin

       
       
       
       
Mesa Verde National Park
       

Spruce Tree House

This 3rd largest cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde was built between A.D. 1200 and 1276 by the Anasazi, now called the Ancient Puebloans

       
       

       
 

Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America

 
       

       
Cliff Palace is accessible only by guided tour and involves climbing down and back up steep stone steps and ladders
       

 

Note the man looking inside the tower bottom opening ...

... at right is the inside view looking up at art on the walls

       

 

 

Cliff Palace detail The only way back to the top
       
       
       
       
Highlights
      Overview and highlights of the RV trip to Canyon Country
Oregon & California
    Klamath Marsh & Klamath Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Complex
     Mono Lake, California
     High Sierras, California
     Death Valley National Park, California
Nevada
     Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
     Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Utah and Arizona Canyonlands
     Zion National Park, Utah
     Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah
     Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Arizona
More Utah Canyonlands
     Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
     Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
     Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah
     Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
Arizona and Colorado Navajolands
     Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah and Arizona
     Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
     Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Utah and Wyoming and Idaho
     Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah and Wyoming
      Bear Lake and Gray's Lake, Idaho
     Sawtooth Mountains and Salmon River, Idaho
       

       
       

 
           
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