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Monument Valley - The Thumb
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© Christine Till
Each moment of the day casts a new light and new shadow onto Monument Valley on the state line from Utah to Arizona. This, this, this wonderful place should be the Mecca for all Americans who want to appreciate the beauty of their country - it is the apogee of the American West and a treasure for the world. However, despite its pedigree and its knockout beauty, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park gets relatively few tourists: 500,000 a year, compared with the estimated 5 million for the Grand Canyon. And most of those tourists are from overseas.
Breathe the air, feel the red silt slide between your fingers, listen quietly, contently and enjoy this sabbatical from the rush of civilization and take time to relish the fleeting moments you have in your little flesh and bone vessel traveling through this wonderful life: at Monument Valley.
The Thumb is a free standing spire apart from Camel Butte. This formation also looks like a cowboy boot and is often called 'John Wayne's boot'.
October 23rd, 2013
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