AT THE NAVAJO RESERVATION
from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in the Navajo reservation,
we were taken into a traditional Navaho home, a hogum.
Inside the hogum, this Navaho
woman sitting at her loom demonstrated weaving and other traditional
skills and crafts.
Our party emerging from the
hogum. The interior of the hogum is a roughly circular structure
having log walls (see left picture). The log walls of the hogum are
then covered with earth.
We then continued into
Monument Valley, so called because of the sandstone formations that
have been weathered into an impressive array of colorful buttes and
spires. At the top of the page is a picture showing a formation known as "The
Elephant" in the foreground, with a butte in the background; the
formations almost blend together.>
In the background to this
picture is the skyline to Monument Valley.
The cliff in the foreground is
known as "John Ford's Point."
If you want, you can pay a dollar
to take a picture of a man on horseback posing on this cliff.
This is one of a matched pair
of formations known as "The Mittens."
This trio of spires are collectively known as "The Three Sisters"
because of a purported resemblence to three nuns in habits.
After our tour of Monument
Valley, we flew back to Lake Powell for
lunch and, after lunch, a boat trip into Antelope
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