Sailor Babo Visits Canyon de Chelly

On the way back from Colorado, AmyH, BSG and Sailor Babo spent two nights at Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation. It has been on AmyH’s bucket list for as long as she’s lived in Arizona. It’s not very easy to get to from Phoenix so this was the perfect opportunity to check it out.

Finally!

Finally!

They were able to get to Spider Rock before sunset.

Breathtaking!

Breathtaking!

The only way to get into the canyon is to hire a Navajo guide to take you in. What is a national park/monument to us Anglos is still a place of life and work for the Navajos.

Since AmyH picked a horseback tour, Sailor Babo was safe inside a saddlebag for most of the four hours they were in the canyon. He was able to spot a mountain goat and some cliff dwellings from his bouncy view on a fast Indian pony.

There's a goat WAAAAY up there.

There’s a goat WAAAAY up there.

Spectacular!

Spectacular!

Then they arrived at the turn-around point of their tour and what AmyH has been waiting to see in person for 20+ years, the White House Ruins.

It's as awesome as hoped!

It’s as awesome as hoped!

The next day they made their way back to Phoenix, stopping at the National Historic Site Hubbell Trading Post.

Let's deliver some supplies!

Let’s deliver some supplies!

A little canvas, over here please?

A little canvas over here please?

They continued on to Flagstaff, where they grabbed a beer with a bear who likes hugs.

Bear hugs!

Bear hugs!

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3 Responses to Sailor Babo Visits Canyon de Chelly

  1. M-----l says:

    Run Babo! That bear has bad intentions!

  2. What a magnificent canyon! Sailor Babo doesn’t look too thrilled being that close to the bear 😀

  3. Lauri says:

    Awesome! I need to Google those ruins. They are incredible!

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