Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bluff–Monument Valley and Goosenecks

This morning our first order of business was the acquisition of groceries.  We were supposed to have done that in Holbrook the last day we were there, but decided to do laundry instead.  The drive to Blanding (which is where the food is) takes one from 4,300 feet in Bluff to 6,100 feet in Blanding.  I was feeling somewhat breathless there.

This is what we see out of the windshield in the morning.  It’s very scenic and lovely.


These are The Twins.  There is a restaurant at their base.  It’s on AZ191 between here and Blanding.


After lunch it was off towards Monument Valley.  It’s a beautiful drive.  I love the way the colors zig zag through the rocks.


This is where Forest Gump stopped running and went home.  This is an iconic view of Monument Valley.


Here it is, taken from the other side with better lighting.


The iconic Mexican Hat, over there on the left of the photo.  There is also more of the zig zag rock colors. 


We also drove over to Goosenecks State Park.  The river here is an entrenched meander.  It’s an amazing thing to see.  There are three lobes visible from the view points.  I’m only putting up one, because too many photos will not load. 


It was a big driving day.  It was a good day for it, because it is really windy.  At Goosenecks it would make me step back when it gusted.

Jim reports that the internet is dying, so I’m going to try for a burst transmission right now.

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