from on high

Driving the south rim of Canyon de Chelly was a fantastic preview of what was to come during the Jeep tour down in the canyon. It gave a context to what was to come.

It was nearly impossible to pare down the shots of this amazing place to a manageable level. So… with no further ado, here is just a taste of what the canyon looks like from the sometimes 1,000 ft height above the canyon floor.
(click on an image for a slideshow and a better look)

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.ย 
โ€• Elisabeth Kรผbler-Ross

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    • I can remember a time when the desert didn’t exactly thrill me. That was likely the days when we’d zoom through it on the interstates, but it’s definitely grown on me as long as I stay away during the summer months. It is vast and the skies seem to be ever fascinating.

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  1. Hubby viewed these with me, and we’re both still picking up our jaws from the floor. Beautiful! Just did some researching on location to where we’ll be, we’re over 200 miles apart. I’m going to look into stopping enroute for a couple days closer to Canyon de Chelly prior. Exciting!

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    • Not bad for a hole in the ground! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think of it as the ancient history of the USA… nice to see the Navajo Nation having their place in the sun.

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    • It was really great to have the Navajo guide down in the canyon helping to imagine what it was like to live there. He did it in his younger days. His sister still does! It’s been on my list for decades! Nice to finally get to see it.

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