Utah, crazy road, beautiful country

Us Highway 316 turned into the “Moki Dugway”, a crazy gravel road switch backing straight up a mountain face which, when climbed, offered amazing views in total, wonderful silence….

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Monument Valley

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Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

And For Our Next Stop – Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument in Northern Arizona is a place I visited years ago and inspired my song “Navajo Wind” on my album “Heading West”.  It is a remote and incredibly quiet place, where the remains of the Anasazi (“Ancient Ones”) cliff dwellings are preserved by the Navajo Nation tribe.  Nobody knows for sure why these people left or where they went, but when you gaze out across the valley at their homes in the rock and the surrounding desolate landscape you can only imagine what their lives must have been like.

Anasazi cliff dwellings at Navajo NM - Photo: Mike Howe
Anasazi cliff dwellings at Navajo NM – Photo: Mike Howe
Cave dwellings - Photo: Mike Howe
Cave dwellings – Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Grand Canyon – a truly mesmerising place

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Awesome USA road trip

Yosemite Bryce Canyon Claire in Bryce Grand CanyonDeath Valley Elk Emma on Lake Tahoe Giants  Grand Canyon camp Monument Valley San Francisco Sequoia camp USA 107 Utah Utah camp Vegas Yikes