(Marble Canyon AZ)
On the way to my next stop, going through Cameron, I passed a roadside mobile kitchen which was obviously a native enterprise. A few miles down the road, I turned around and went back, as it was already lunch time.
It was a very clean operation run by Navajos. They had traditional items like lamb stew, fry bread, steamed corn, and also the usual burgers. I chose the Navajo Taco, which turned out to look like a pizza made with fry bread. It included meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato, onion and taco sauce. Dinner plate size, it was delicious! I ate half and took the rest for supper.
At Marble Canyon, the highway crosses the Colorado River on the Navajo Bridge. There’s a Visitor Center with displays on the history and things to do in the area. I walked out onto the old bridge and took a photo.
Then, I hiked up Cathedral Wash toward the Vermilion Cliffs. Part way up, there was a Y in the wash. I chose to go left, as it appeared to take me in the direction of the cliffs. It was not a difficult trail. But, there was some rock scrambling.
After 45 minutes hiking in, the shift to a cool wind and gathering dark clouds, prompted me to head back. Due to the high walls, on both sides, the only way to get out of the wash was back the way I came in.
I arrived back at Tardis without incident. Then, I headed west hoping to get some good photos in the evening light.
Site: Navajo Bridge & Cathedral Wash
Scene: River, cliffs, rocks, trail