West of Denver, met a group saddling-up for a real immersion tour of the Rockies.
On the way to Muley Point, shownig switchbacks up the cliff sides.
Rock formation near Muley Point. I call it 'Monkey Head'.
While backing up in Mexican Hat, a tree darted right into the path of the car. Dumbest tree I ever saw.
Harry, my Navajo guide, took this and the next shot of me, on his cell phone.
Harry made this rock carving as a teen ager.
Small animal and insect tracks intersect at Monument Valley.
Me (as shaddow) waving good bye to Monument Valley, as I prepare to leave.
This loose horse hardly noticed my leaving.
A California Condor Recovery Program operates near the Southern end of Houserock Valley Road, just before SR89a. I watched (through binocculars) 20-30 condors flying in a cylindrical pattern, for about 20 minutes. They were too far away to photograph.
My home base for 3 days while shooting Vermillion Cliffs. The best Navajo fry bread is served here.
Early the first monring at Vermillion Cliffs, well before sunrise. The brightest start is Sirius.
Rocks, I just can't get enough of rocks. This one captivated me.
'Balanced' rocks are always delightful to see and walk around.
That's me looking out through the hole.
Resembles a mushroom cloud, or a heavy dancer doing a pirouette.
Reminded me of a skull.
Couldn't think of a better way to illustrate the size of this one.
Thought I saw some Harry Potter-like spooky character in these bolders.
This one had to be nudged a little bit to get it back in place.
Ah, what delightful memories these signs awoke - from our 1974 trip.
At Meteor Crator. I liked the zig-zag shaddow of the railing on the steps.
Again, from Meteor Crator. A piece from the 150 foot meteor that fell here.
Wilson, AZ High School. Their mascot has to be a bull dog. Right?
A decorative piece in the old Posada Hotel, on Route 66 in Winslow AZ. Had an excellent dinner there. Would love to stop again at any time.
On Route 66 in Holbrook, AZ. Skipped the opportunity to sleep in a wigwam. Darn!
Route 66 abounds in colorful sites using outlandish decor to attract tourists.
Another Newspaper Rock full of Indian petroglyphs. This one is in Petrified Forest.