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Travel Blogs from Chinle
We headed off from Gallup New Mexico and passed into yet another state, Arizona. It was rather late at this point and Billy-Bob the sat nav was saying it would take 3 hours to drive about 80 miles. We've chosen to ignore his timing suggestions as they are always so ridiculous. The timings I got from Mapquest when I was doing the planning have been …
Navajo land, driving north along highway 191 it was hard to imagine the wonders of Canyon de Chelly, the land was fairly flat with a few hills and mounds, it was a pleasant enough drive but not particularly remarkable.
We arrived in Chinle around 2 p.m.; it is a small town at the mouth of the canyon with the only services in the area, …
... at 4
Corners, where the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico all join.
We were last there 31 years ago and took a photograph of me with a foot or hand
in each State and we felt the picture should be retaken. Just our luck, we
arrived just after a tour coach and there was a significant queue of people
waiting to take pictures in the 93degree heat. Why does everyone in the world
now possess ...
... Thanks, KYVA!
And Thanks again to that volunteer at Salmon Ruins, I was able to see a couple of places I've had on my list for many years. The route he showed me through the Bisti Wilderness also led me through Window Rock, AZ, and the Hubbell Trading Post National Monument.
Window Rock is a sacred place to the Navajo, and the administrative capital of the Navajo ...
This morning we take off to see the South Rim of Canyon de Chelly. There are lots of pullouts and you can pretty much see everything from the rim. There are several ruins that if you take the guided tour you can see up close, we decided not to take the tour at this time. There ...