Four generations of family. My brother Howard and I will be taking our Mother back to Kingman,Arizona.
After bringing our Mother back home in Kingman,Az. my brother Howard and I headed for Monument Valley Tribal Park.
Finally on our way.
A fellow TCer journeying to their dream place.
After exiting, we stopped for a little break, Hwy89 laid to the north.
Hwy89 is on the otherside of this overpass.
A few pine trees on either side and some junipers growing along the highway.
Hwy89 openned up to a treeless plain.
I don't know the name of the bridge to our left.
A couple of horses looking for some hard to find greens.
Even from the highway this monolith looked mammoth.
Another two horses feeding on scare vegetation.
Howard had to have a photo with the horses.
Not far now.
Entring Monument Valley Tribal Park, parking area and visitor center can be easy seen.
A fee of 5 dollars each was very reasonable and off to the touring trail we when.
My brother at The Mittens.
Continuing on the route.
Another view of one of the Mitten's.
Three Sisters are on the left. A guide booklet was provided with the entrace fee.
Stopping at the John Ford area, a closer view of the Three Sister's and Elephant Butte was possible.
Moving along to another wonderful sight.
The 7 Totem Poles.
That' one big rock called the "Cube".
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After a few hours at Monument Valley Tribal Park we resumed our travel to Moab passing through and by Mexican Hat.
Heading to Canyonlands Visitor Center to pick up our trail permit. I'll be showing my brother around to some of the local sights. This is our site at Horsethief campground (BLM)
This Benz truck camper was here when we arrived last night.
Brothers at the gate of Canyonlands.
Howard stood in awe of the vastness of just this small portion seen across from the visitor center.
After taking care of the permit business Mesa Ach was our next stop.
Howard was sitting there just soaking up the nature of things.
The view from here was no less spectacular than anywhere else in Canyonlands.
A view of the vast canyon below from Mesa Arch.
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Washer Woman Arch can be seen from Mesa Arch.
Mesa Arch from the cliff side.
A juniper tree busting with nuts.
Howard enjoying the view.
Only birds flying and some lizards were the only wildlife seen.
Some flowers and blooming cactus.
We when to Mineral road to see how swollen the Green River is, one of the outfitters was waiting here.
A new retaining dam was built to help with any future flooding.
A newly rebuilt swithcback road.
Areas of the road were re-enforced with concrete pads.
On the way down on Minerial Road there was a plane flying over the Green River.
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