Southwest – Return to NY: February-March 2020 part 8


DAY 8 — Wickenburg, AZ to Moab, UT


Wikenburg, AZ — 1 March 2020: Left Wickenburg in the morning and stopped to say “goodbye” to the stately Saguaros …

Wikenburg to Cameron, AZ — 1 March 2020: The drive northwards was mostly on the big highway to Flagstaff and then onto the smaller road that goes up to the Grand Canyon area near the Cameron Trading post, where I stopped and took a photo of the bridge that Niki, Dimitri and I remembered from our Route 66 trip. Then I had lunch at the restaurant that belongs to the trading post …

Monument Valley, Navajo Reservation — 1 March 2020: The second half of the days drive was long through much seemingly empty landscapes across the Navajo Tribal Lands, just driving on a long straight road. There was little distraction and only a few small towns with gas and stores along the way. The seeming emptiness made the actual rock formations that much more majestic when they suddenly appeared in the distance as I came up over a rise …

Monument Valley, Navajo Reservation — 1 March 2020: As I was driving there was actually a real tumbleweed blowing across the dirt road, and I thought of the tumbleweeds in the western films of John Ford who did so many films out here in this very spot…

Monument Valley, Navajo Reservation — 1 March 2020: Made it back to the overlook as the sun set somewhat invisibly behind the clouds and dusk settled in …

Monument Valley, Navajo Reservation — 1 March 2020: While I was visiting the Monuments another photographer snapped some shots of my Jeep and was kind enough to share them with me (Photos below by Shaun McCreedy) …

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Monument Valley to Moab, UT — 1 March 2020: Leaving Monument Valley I headed on north towards Moab, at some point I crossed into Utah from Arizona, and leaving Monument Valley the road goes right between the buttes, and I made some quick last photos while I was driving …