Road to Monument Valley

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  1. hdvrod

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    Dont know if any of you who mentioned they had been to Monument Valley approached from the direction this is from the east,we had travelled for a couple of hours on a tarmac road across a reasonably flat plain,then were presented with this,the road just stopped and turned into a dirt track that dropped 3000 ft in about a mile,quite hairy as we were in a 30ft rv with sheer drops,nobody would sit in the front passenger seat:Smile:
     

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    Wow!
     
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    We approached from the south, on a normal very straight tarmac road, we then went to the Arches NP in Utah when we left Monument Valley.
    On the road to the Valley we (perhaps unwisely) picked up an old Navaho Indian hitch hiking in the middle of nowhere, there were 4 of us so not worried, turned out he was going to visit a shaman or singer for some ailment or other, forgot to mention, that he was quite merry (Drunk) as well. spun us some good yarns to keep us amused, we were glad to enhance Navajo/Norfolk relations.
     
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    After Monument valley we went to Tuba City the capital of the Navajo Nation,was dreadful starving dogs running around,really rundown and went into a supermarket which had hardly any food in it,half of the shop was a pawnshop with all there jewelry saddles etc up for sale,very sad!
     
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    We did that road too but luckily the Rv was in the campsite at Monument and we were in the Jeep, we'd been out for the day and came across this road, amazing is'nt it. If you turn off at the bottom you turn up at a place called Gooseneck Creek what a sight that was as well and Mexican Hat is not far away either.
    Love touring the states, back in May but on my GS 1200 this time riding from Houston to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska and back:BigGrin:
     
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    Funny you should mention Mexican Hat,we had been driving for a couple of hours through nothingness,and were really looking forward to seeing Mexican Hat when we got there was just a couple of houses:Sad:
     
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    The actual Mexican Hat is quite a way out of town, you can see it from the highway. Then you turn off onto a dirt road and just head down towards the river and you can park right underneath it. Great place for a picnic down by the river and if your lucky the hummingbirds will buzz around you, we sat there for ages watching them, one of those magic moments travel serves up.
     
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    Bollocks! we missed it then:Doh:
     
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    We went past mexican hat , took photos etc but didn't go to the river or see any hummingbirds :Sad:
     

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