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Friday, January 02, 2009

CR's Road Trip

by Calculated Risk on 1/02/2009 06:54:00 PM

Here are some photos from my recent trip (sorry to bore anyone!)

Antelope Canyon, ArizonaClick on photo for larger image in new window.

CR and friends in Antelope Canyon, Arizona.

Yes, it was a little cold.

All Photos: Pattie A.
Carlsbad Caverns, New MexicoThe second photo is in Carlsbad Caverns. The green tint is from the artificial lights in the Cavern.

The photo shows a small part of the Big Room - a walkway is visible in the photo to provide a little scale. We also took a Ranger guided tour to the Hall of the White Giant. This involved crawling through some narrow caves, and climbing some ropes and ladders. An incredible experience!
The third photo is of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. This area has been inhabited by the Navajos for hundred of years. There were ruins in the Canyon from the Anasazi "Ancient Ones" from about 800 years ago. Every turn down the path to the "White House" ruins was breathtaking.

I also recommend Navajo National Monument for some ranger guided tours of ancient ruins.
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Monument Valley, UtahThe fourth photo is of Monument Valley. We drove through the valley from the south and turned around about 10 or 15 miles north of the valley (in Utah) - and this was the view!
And here is CR sliding down a dune at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

It was cold at White Sands too. It was single digit cold when we left Gallup, New Mexico early in the morning! Ouch.

A great trip.
White Sands, New Mexico
For those interested, click here for four more photos.