MONUMENT VALLEY

A view of Monument Valley

A VIEW OF MONUMENT VALLEY



AT THE NAVAJO RESERVATION

After flying from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in the Navajo reservation, we were taken into a traditional Navaho home, a hogum.

An Indian woman

Inside the hogum, this Navaho woman sitting at her loom demonstrated weaving and other traditional skills and crafts.

 
Leaving a Navajo hogum

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.>

John Ford's Point

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.

A rock Mitten
This is one of a matched pair of formations known as "The Mittens."

The Three Sisters
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 Canyon.


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