Monument Valley

March 12, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

In March of 2011, my best buddy Steve and I went on a mancation to explore Northeastern Arizona.  Our itinerary included Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest National Park, and a little known waterfall called Chocolate Falls over a period of 4 days.

Monument Valley was the first stop along the marathon tour.  While there, we drove the Monument Valley Road, also known at Indian Route 42, a 12-mile dirt road that led us through the most scenic and iconic parts of the valley, where massive monoliths rise from red soil and touch the blue sky.  When you ask people describe what the Southwest is, this is the place that most of them conjure up!  For someone like me, it is a feeling of pure joy to be able to witness what most are only able to dream of, and it is my pleasure to share them with you.

El Capitan near Monument ValleyEl Capitan near Monument Valley Totem Pole in Monument ValleyTotem Pole in Monument Valley Driving the Monument Valley RoadDriving the Monument Valley Road Along the Monument Valley RoadAlong the Monument Valley Road Along the Monument Valley RoadAlong the Monument Valley Road The MittensThe Mittens Sunrse at the iconic MittensSunrse at the iconic Mittens

 

 


Tragically, my buddy Steve has since passed away.  This was one of he last chances we had to explore together and take photos.  Steve - I will never forget you and I will never forget all the great times we've had together.  Thanks and take care my friend!


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