At the bottom of the Moki Dugway, there is a turn for the Valley of the Gods so that is where we went. It is a 17 mile loop on a graded gravel and clay surface. This area is also known a a miniature Monument Valley because of the sandstone monoliths, pinnacles, and other geological features.
This area is important to the Navajo. “Rock formations are places of power in which spirits reside, and the formations in Valley of the Gods are some of the most distinctive. These imposing monoliths are Navajo warriors frozen in stone who can be appealed to for protection. They are guardians whose power and strength aid young servicemen going to war.”
We made our way back home and finished the day with a campfire, looking out over the river.
Life doesn’t get any better than this – we are so blessed.
May 16, 2014
Today was a hang out, do laundry, read, get the blog caught up, kind of day!
Stay tuned for our next adventure and enjoy today.