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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Looking Out From The ‘White House’ Ruins.

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Another picture from the ‘White House’ Ruins. The ruins are to the left, behind the fence — at the back. This is looking down towards the trail (at top), the dried riverbed further to the right. On the way back I walked the riverbed. I have a video of hiking down to these ruins — the only hike you can do without a licensed Navajo guide.

P.S., Notice the unmistakable ‘Planet of the Apes‘ figure on the rock face — right in the middle.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Bottom Of The ‘White House’ Ruin Trail.

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In this series of posts I have been trying to share with you both the unsurpassed splendor and the history of this incredible Canyon in Arizona. I have done quite a few posts about the ‘White House’ ruins — the most famous of the Canyon de Chelly ruins — including a video on the hike down to it. This is a picture taken towards the end of the trail, close to the ruin.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Wild Horses By The ‘White House’ Ruin.

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As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. These two were when we hiked down to the famous ‘White House’ ruin. The drought is taking a toll on the horses. You can tell from these pictures. We heard on the radio that upward of 400 had died of thirst!


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