2011 Summer Vacation, Day 15

Early morning sunrise at the Grand Canyon:

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We said goodbye to the canyon and headed Northeast.  Our first stop of the day was Navajo National Monument:

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We took a short hike to an overlook of the Betatakin ruins:

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Onward to Monument Valley.  On the approach, we passed Agathla Peak:

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Driving into the valley:

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We drove the dirt road through the valley.  It was amazing.

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Click on the panorama for a larger version:

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On our way north, we passed the Mexican Hat:

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Next we stopped at Goosenecks State Park.  There was a bit of scrambling involved in getting this shot, which is a four photograph panorama:

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We ended our day driving into the Valley of the gods:

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We found a nice spot to set up camp at the North end of the valley.  The nearest people were about 10 miles away.  I would have to say this spot was tied for the best dispersed camping spot to date:

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The next TrailManor brochure cover:

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The kids mixed water with the clay to make adobe:

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Trish relaxes:

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Moonlight over the valley:

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We drove 250 miles today.  Navajo NM (B), Monument Valley (C), Mexican Hat (D), Goosenecks SP (E), Valley of the gods (F):

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