Monday, November 06, 2006

Canyon de Chelly

This was the highlight of the whole trip! Canyon de Chelly, located within the Navajo Reservation, it is an expansive network of three large canyons. To get in the canyon you have to have a permit and a guide. The guides are locals who actually live in the canyon or farm there. The tour consists of four wheeling up the canyon to look at old Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs, as well as Navajo petroglyphs. It was extremely beautiful this time of year as the trees are changing colors! Look carefully in the picture above and you will see some old Anasazi ruins above the trees. -Wendi

6 comments:

Robert said...

Awesome! Beautiful! I love the colour.

Kala said...

It would have been great to have someone stand next to these trees because I suspect they are quite large but I can only speculate based on what I presume are the Anasazi ruins =) Nonetheless, it is a very dramatic image and the lighting during this time of the day provides the perfect illumination of colors accented in a way that really draws its colors out. It looks like a painting too - this was a great capture!

Kate said...

This is outstanding! The Canyon has a beauty all its own, doesn't it? The cliffs always remind me of giant pieces of fudge! Did you see any hogans? Any more pictures?

Ruth said...

Glorious! The contrast in texture is phenomenal.

jazzy said...

Wendi, this is one of the most beautiful autumn photos i've seen lately.
looks very exotic from my side of the world.

Dave said...

The contrast between the hard stone and the delicate looking trees is exquisite. The trees look like feathers!