(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.

Cliff and red mesa

Near Navajo Bridge

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.


Colorado River from the Navajo Bridge

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.


Entering trail at Cathedral Wash

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.

Large boulders in narrow canyon

Rock scrambling area

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.

Red rock cliff wall

Cliff wall in Cathedral Wash

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

6 Responses to Navajos

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR May 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    This is a beautiful area of AZ – we have gone there many times. Nice photos

    • Pleinguy May 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

      It is indeed. The urge to stop every half mile to shoots photos is overwhelming.

  2. Diana May 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    How weird – I was just here a couple weeks ago. Even did Cathedral Wash. Of course I haven’t posted on it yet….

    • Pleinguy May 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

      Ahhh, too bad I missed you. I’m headed north and well beyond there now. Way behind on my posts also.

  3. Dizzy-Dick May 17, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Love your photos and really love your paintings. I usually make a painting from a photo I have taken or just out of my head. Painting is a relaxing hobby.

    • Pleinguy May 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks for commenting. I haven’t painted from photos in years. I find it more difficult than painting from life.

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