Inland Crossing

Monthly Archive: November 2013

Spider Rock

We arrived at Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly later in the afternoon than what I would have preferred, given the changing sun angles. Already much of the rock was in shadow, and the pictures I was anticipating weren’t possible….
Read more

Antelope House Overlook

The Antelope House Overlook at Canyon de Chelly presented us with the first view of the “big rock” that we expected to see. The sheer vertical walls, the rugged and painted rock, and the narrow gaps between faces was, in…
Read more

Massacre Cave Overlook

Lt Antonio Narbona, leading a Spanish military expedition, fought a winter’s day battle against a group of Navajo in 1805. The Navajo people fortified themselves in a cave in Canyon del Muerto, a canyon within what is now the Canyon…
Read more

Mummy Cave Overlook

Mummy Cave Overlook was our first stop along the north rim of Canyon de Chelly. Mummy Cave represents the largest ancient Puebloan village preserved in the Canyon. The village ruins, comprised of some 70 rooms, are situated about 300 feet…
Read more

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

While the Grand Canyon is the first to come to mind when considering canyons to visit, there are others to consider when planning a trip to the southwest. I came across Canyon de Chelly on Google Maps while taking a…
Read more