Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Road Trip: Day 14 - Navajo Country

After eight days of working in the old home town of Santa Fe it was time to get back on the road. I pointed the car west and headed for Arizona, Dine land and the incredible Canon de Chelly National Monument near Chinle, AZ. My complete route was still undecided - I had to be in Las Vegas, NV five days later for work.

Day 14
Starting Mile: 935
Ending Mile: 1193
Santa Fe, NM to Chinle, AZ

Mile 1010
Late Summer Monsoon Rain
Near Blue Lake State Park in New Mexico

Mile 1140
Leaving Pueblo Country and entering Navajo Country

Mile 1134
Nazlini, AZ - Heart of Navajo Country

Nazlini, Navajo Country

Mile 1158
Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Mile 1176
North Rim of Canyon de Chelly
looking west to Hopi Country

Mile 1180
The last remnants of afternoon showers
fall on the
Hopi Nation's First Mesa


Unknown said...

Great photos. I particularly like the Nazlini one.

Anonymous said...

Achingly beautiful.

Kathie Brown said...

TR, so beautiful! Are you coming to see me? BTW, I agree with Wren!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Well. I am checking in from my teeny tiny road trip in Wheeling to see what my favorite freewheeler is up to. All I can say about your landscape photography is MY GOD!
You must tell me how you get vivid blue skies and Technicolor land. What wizardry do you use?
Thank you for thinking of us every step of the way.


Wilma said...

At each new photo, I thought "this one is the best!". Each one has its own texture, taste, and emotion.

Alexander Santillanes said...

Those photos really miss New Mexico-- especially of the summer rain. Rain here in Cape Town is always gray, drippy and overcast-- I miss those big New Mexico thunderstorms where you can still see blue sky in the distance. -X

Gaelyn said...

Great trip and awesome photos. Especially like the first and last images. Such gorgeous country. I need to get back to De Chelly.

Janie said...

Such beautiful country and photos of it. I've never been to Canyon de Chelly, but you've convinced me that I must go there!

Mary said...

During the time I spent with you in WVa ~ obviously, I didn't learn a thing about your photography. One day, I would like to spend time to really watch you in action. You're the best, Tim.


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