The rock walls start at 30 feet deep and rise to over 1,000 feet above the sandy canyon floor. The overlooks that we drove to on both the North Rim and South Rim were absolutely spectacular.
|Antelope House Overlook|
|This area was used as a refuge by early Navajos|
|Cliff dwellings dating back to 1280|
|Tsejo Overlook with a view of Navajo farmland|
|Beautiful wildflowers growing everywhere!|
|Narrow leaf Yucca|
We'd like to share with you some art pieces that we purchased when we were on the North Rim Overlook drive. Local artists typically have their art displayed at each of the sites for you to see and ask question of.
The Bear represents courage, physical strength and leadership. The split circle in the upper right hand corner signifies water – day and night – and the small hand prints along the bottom of the stone stand for human life. This sign was believed to channel energy to the wearer.
|Bracelet made of Juniper berries|
Some Navajo trivia ~
Our Arizona experience over this winter has been amazing. We definitely will be back as there are so many other places that we have not yet seen. Thus, we start the trek northward through New Mexico and into Colorado for now. We can’t wait to share the next Blog update with you. So, until then, enjoy our travels!