The first day at Monument Valley was a little rainy, but made for some great moody shots.
On the way here, I had my doubts.
But then, YAY, the sun came out!
I even got to see the leprechaun and his pot of gold!
When in Monument Valley, you can either do a tour yourself, or pay to go on a tour. We chose to go by ourselves. If you go on a tour, you can see more of the park.
This is John Ford's Point, made famous in 1938 when the movie "Stagecoach" was filmed here. If you want, you can pay a Navajo to take a horse out and stand on the point.
Horses run around loose on the reservation, and sort of belong to everyone. This guy was working the crowd in front of the Three Sisters.
Maybe he was hoping for some Indian fry bread.
More wildlife, this one posing in front of the Totem Pole and Yei Bi Chei, the pointy things in the background.
The roads on the self-tour are dirt, but in good shape as long as it isn't raining. That's me, running back to get the perfect shot.
The only hazards are people who stop in the middle of the road and set up their tripod.
But here's the best thing about Monument Valley. You can choose the "Primitive Campground" and park right in front of the Mittens, the most famous formations on the park -
Where you can keep an eye out for wildlife, like these horses, rainbows, and leprechauns!
My favorite tree has died since I was here last in 2007, but still makes a good subject.