Today we drove to Canyon de Chelly via Winslow, where we took turns “Standing on the Corner” and visiting briefly the La Posada Hotel which was designed and built by Mary Coulter for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1930.
We stopped at the Hubbell Trading Post which is the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Reservation. Hubbell started the trading post in 1878. Here we saw the proprietor trading with Navajo who brought in small blankets and pieces of jewelry to sell.
|Entrance to Hubbell Trading Post|
|Hubbell Garden Area|
Then it was time to rush off to the South Rim Road at Canyon de Chelly N. P. We wanted to capture pictures of Spider Rock in afternoon sunlight. Regrettably we did not get there before the shadow of the Canyon Walls started to fall on the rock formation.
|Spider Rock and Canyon de Chelly|
We moved to White House Ruin Overlook for a view of the Ruins
|WHITE HOUSE RUIN, A DISTANT VIEW|
|WHITE HOUSE RUIN FROM AFAR|
|BILLY GOAT AND FRIEND|
and then to Junction Overlook for sunset. We were rewarded with a nice one.
|GEOLOGICAL VERSION OF HORNED LIZARD|
|SUNSET 1, 25 SEPTEMBER|
|SUNSET SKY, Junction Overlook|