From a private tour of Monument Valley to Page
We ended yesterday with shooting the stars above Monument Valley. Because there is hardly any light from houses or streetlights you can enjoy the stars and the moon. And it was breathtaking! Just like the stars above the Grand Canyon a day earlier. I've never seen so many stars as in these places.
17 mile trail cut short
After a great breakfast and packing all our stuff we headed out to ride the 17 mile trail through Monument Valley. When we arrived at a view point where the 'Three Sisters' were Richard had a conversation with some local native Americans who had a horse back ride thingy going on.
One of them offered us a private tour with some photo ops hardly anyone gets. (at least that's what he told us) :D
Our tour guides name is Curllis and he took us to restricted areas. We got some shots through "peepholes" in mountains with views on the 'Three Sisters" and an overview of the Valley. He also showed us the "Eye of the Sun" an eye shaped holdup high in one of the big rocks and some ancestral drawings. At the end of the tour he took us to his secret "speaker box". It was between two rock walls and he started singing/chanting and the feedback was amazing. I shot some vid. of it and hope to post it a.s.a.p.
After the tour we took him back to the horses and we had to hit the road to get to Page. Our next and 2 day stop. I wish we would have had more time in Monument Valley but we'll take more time on our next trip ;)