and being there was priceless. A place where time stood still and where mother nature was in her glory.
This was a highlight of our trip, a destination that I longed to experience for years. They offer 2 types of tours, a rushed walk through point and shoot and a photographers’ tour (35mm camera and tripod required) that was more leisurely. We chose the latter. With just 2 other people and our Navajo guide from Chief Tsosie tours, who ushered us around the hordes of visitors, leaving us a few shots without the crowds in our images. What a magical place.
Walking through ever-changing sandstone swirls, sculpted by flash floods and winds was simply awesome.
We also learned about the plight that still exists on reservations. The power plant that is on native american soil does not supply 1 iota of electricity to the tribes. Same goes for the water supply, they rely on well water, so droughts negatively effect their agriculture and daily lives. Tourism is a big portion of their existence and the 2 tour agencies are Navajo owned and operated.