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Jun 3, 2016 - Shiprock

Shiprock, "rock with wings" or "winged rock" is a monadnock rising nearly 1,583 feet above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico. Its peak elevation is 7,177 feet above sea level. It lies about 10.75 miles southwest of the town of Shiprock, which is named for the peak. Governed by the Navajo Nation, the formation is in the Four Corners region and plays a significant role in Navajo religion, myth, and tradition. It is located in the center of the Ancient Pueblo People, a prehistoric Native American culture...

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2016 RV Adventure

Apr 12, 2016 - Lake Powell AZ to Shiprock NM

The day couldn't have been better for a boat ride on Lake Powell. I sat on the upper deck and was grateful for the warmth and sunshine. We left the dock at 9:30 and returned at 12:30. Three hours of stunning sites in two of many canyons on the lake. I must come back and see more of the 186 mile long Lake Powell. I had no idea it was so big. My drive to Shiprock was every bit as scenic as yesterday's drive. The further east I got however, the more it looked like I was going to run into rain. I spotted the most unusual cloud within a cloud...

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Mar 11, 2012 - Shiprock & Four Corners Monument

March 11 Shiprock and Four Corners Monument We are only going 180 miles today. It is sunny but cold. After getting back from Chaco Canyon yesterday we took the Xterra to a carwash to wash some of the mud off. Well, looking at the underside there is still lots of mud left. Some I was able to kick the mud flats and it fell off, but there is still 10 pounds or more of mud under there. Our route today takes us through Shiprock, New Mexico. Shiprock is a geological formation within the Navajo Indian Reservation. It is the basalt core of an old...

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Oct 3, 2009 - Shiprock Pow Wow, New Mexico

This is Indian country, still part of the Navaho Nation and we were able to visit a big annual pow wow which was taking place in Shiprock 20 miles away. It’s a chance for the different tribes to celebrate their heritage and the main part is a big parade. We got there at 9.30 in the morning in time to see float number 88 pass. There was 300 in total! We stayed for 2 hours and never saw the end. Strange observation – the Navaho Nation bans the sale of alcohol but there is an obvious roaring blackmarket trade. Cars become bars, thats evident...

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Oct 5, 2008 - Shiprock, NM

Stopped in Shiprock to go to the Navajo Festival. We were actually just over the line in Colorado but spent a most of our time down in New Mexico. Shiprock is a volcanic rock formation that extends up out of the desert floor that you can literally see for miles. We were staying near Cortez, CO which was 26 miles away and could see it clearly most days! The indians used it as both a navigational aid as well as a spiritual center. The festival was pretty cool expecially the native dancing. Some of the ceremonies you weren't allowed...

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Viva la Vita

Jul 26, 2006 - Shiprock, NM

Wednesday Early Morning, July 26 This morning I was up earlier than usual even though it was very late last night when I went to bed. After uploading my latest photos to my trip journal, I headed to Shiprock and Four Corners. The trip took me through some very arid and rugged country. Getting close to the Shiprock proved to be quite an ordeal. It is off US 64 west of the town of Shiprock. There is a road that goes fairly close to the peak but is it ever rough! It was like a washboard the whole way. As soon as I had turned off the highway,...

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