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Aug 8, 2014 - Tuba City, AZ area

We hired Shane McDermott (professional photographer who was with Ken in Africa) to take us into the back country around Tuba City. Because he lives in Flagstaff, Shane has explored and photographed this area extensively. He took us to some rarely photographed canyons in Indian Country.

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2014 Western Trip

Sep 18, 2013 - Tour of Canyon De Chelly

Turns out we were four on the tour this morning so we were in a 4 wheel drive Ford Explorer which was driven by Eleanor, our guide. The tour lasted three hours and I must admit that I was very happy that I had seen everything from above first. It gave me such perspective as to exactly where I was in the canyon. I covered a lot more territory yesterday but it's an entirely different experience being in the canyon instead of looking down at it. Three hours really isn't enough time because we would stop, look at petroglyphs and pictographs and...

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Apr 9, 2013 - Navajo

decided to slow and let the colder weather leave the area we are headed to. spent several hours at the Navajo museum in Tuba City. We are in Navajo and Hopi country. Great little museum with lots of history and artifacts. It was quiet so Terrance, a young Navajo walked around with us, so we got a guided tour. Asked and received some frank answers regarding his people. Next door was another small Museum, a tribute to the Navajo Code Talkers from WW2. The Navajo had a code language that they used on the reserve and several of them went to the...

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Nov 3, 2012 - Heading south

So today we left Arches and headed for the Grand Canyon – south rim. The really big decision to be made before departure… do I try to use my auxiliary braking system in my car again? This was the device that cooked my brakes coming from Capitol Reef and I didn’t want that to happen again… but I spent a ton of money on this device and maybe I did something wrong setting it up last time so I decided to try it again. I read and reread the instructions and set it up without a problem. Even the compressor shut off, like it should, after a couple...

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Mar 11, 2012 - Tuba City, AZ

Crossed over so many different types of terrain today. Driving mostly in the 5000ft range and hit 7200 ft heading to Flagstaff passing some snow in the shadows. Tuba City is located in the land of the Navajo Nation. Their land is 24,078 square miles , making it by far the largest Indian reservation in the United States. We will be on this reserve for the next few days ,that cross's over into Utah where our final scenic destination is. Amazing landscape that could probably double as a movie location for the moon.

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May 24, 2010 - Day 34 Tuba City Camp

we went back to see canyon de chelly then drove a short cut road toward the grand canyon, had to put our AF1 camper to primitive use because when we got to tuba city where there was camping they were full and we had to camp w/o any power at a 24hr travel center which was very clean and nice... had to go to mcdonalds for free wifi there... the road to tuba city is filled with failed artist stores, most were closed and abandoned... since we stayed late in canyon de chelly, we had to drive much of our short cut road in dusk to dark roads......

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Nov 9, 2009 - Tuba City, AZ

We traveled today from Farmington, NM to Tuba City,AZ. The ride over here was wonderful as is all of this part of the country. We went to see Dinosaur Tracks left in the mud of a 65,000,000 year old lake bed. There are many tracks and partial bones of Dinosaurs and fossilized "eggs". Later we went to the Navajo "Code Talker" Museum. They played a vital role in winning the war in the Pacific during WW2. We are having a great time and the weather is great. Ron & Jean

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Jun 29, 2009 - Navajo National Monument

After Canyonlands and Arches in Utah, we decided to dip back down into Arizona and visit the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. While traveling through the Navajo Reservation, we visited Navajo National Monument which is a cliff dwelling that was inhabited over the past 300 years alternatively by Piautes, Zuni, Hopi and Navajo. We are still processing the over 5,000 pictures we took and have not got around to processing the ones we took of this area... so please, forgive me that the pictures here are stock pictures off the internet. However,...

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Apr 13, 2009 - Sunset Crater, Wuptaki National Monument Tuba City AZ

On Monday we continued on to Sunset Crater National Monument where a volcanic eruption happened in about 1100 CE (or A.D. to us older folks). The ash actually made the land more fertile for awhile for the native people at the time. The area looks like Hawaii with its lava flows all over the place. We took a nice hike around the area. The other part of the same area, a bit further north, is Wuptaki National Monument, where there are numerous pueblo-style ruins from the of Sinagua people of that era. It is very desert now, but was somewhat...

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Jul 20, 2008 - The Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon, Arizona Today we visited the Grand Canyon and things didn't start well. The rain hadn't lifted overnight and there was still light spots in the air as we set off on route. The drive to the Canyon is only about 50 miles and the overcast skies ensured our journey would be a relatively cool, if not dry one. Things were looking worse the closer we got as the spitting turned to light rain, however, by the time we pulled up in the car park the rain had stopped and the skies began to brighten. The canyon rim is shrouded by a...

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Mar 21, 2008 - Lyle's in Tuba City, Arizona

John here... I've received an email from Lyle about what he's been up to since arriving in Arizona last Thursday..just over a week ago. Still no photos but hopefully he will find someone to help email some. I'm sure he has some nice Hawaiian Pictures. Lyle wrote: Dear John, Have had no luck finding help on the Reservation for sending pictures. I'm currently in Tuba City, Arizona. Schools are on vacation so I have volunteered at the local food shelf for three days, read to children at the local library, and visited Page, Arizona for a day...

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Second Time Around

Jul 3, 2007 - Tuba City

Who'd of ever thought that we would be happy to be in 100 degree heat? That's where we are, but it is so different from 110+ degree heat it actually feels good. We are in Tuba City AZ on the Navajo Indian Reservation. It is about 120 mile ride from Cottonwood, but the only place we could find an RV park on this route. We have stayed here before several years ago and it is an acceptable park. It is behind a Quality Inn Motel in Tuba City. We have full hook ups but no wi-fi or Verizon connection. We are having difficulty knowing what time it...

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