August 28, 2013

UTAH : Goosenecks - Goosenecks State Park

Goosenecks State Park


Goosenecks State Park - Panoramic view from overlook, Utah, USA


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Goosenecks State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Utah, overlooking a deep meander of the San Juan River. The park is located near the southern border of the state a short distance from Mexican Hat, Utah. Millions of years ago, the Monument Upwarp forced the river to carve incised meanders over 1,000 feet (300 m) deep as the surrounding landscape slowly rose in elevation. Eroded by water, wind, frost, and gravity, this is a classic location for observing incised meanders.

Goosenecks State Park is largely undeveloped. Primitive campsites with picnic tables are scattered back from the edge of the cliff, and vault toilets are available. Campers are advised to bring their own water, food, and other necessary gear.

There are no developed hiking trails in the park, but the Honaker Trail, a few miles to the northwest, provides access to the San Juan River.



Goosenecks of the San Juan River Panorama - Utah


What do I see in the canyon?

I see a peaceful and calm air

and I see a blue sky above.


Goosenecks State Park - Utah


There is no doubt about it......

Goosenecks State Park

Utah, U.S.A.


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August 21, 2013

NAVAJO NATION : The View Hotel - Monument Valley

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Stagecoach, Bear, Rabbit, Castle Butte and West Mitten, Monument Valley, Arizona-Utah


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The View Hotel - Monument Valley

The View Hotel is a Navajo owned business located within the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Tribal park at Monument Valley. Opened in December 2008, we feature carefully designed accommodations that serve the needs of visitors from around the world while blending with the environment so as not to detract from the beauty of Monument Valley. Our three floors provide 95 rooms, each one with a private eastern facing balcony with views unlike anywhere else in world. Our top floor features StarView rooms with unforgettable views of the stars, the entirety of Monument Valley, and serves as a perfect venue for amateur night-time long exposure photography without leaving the comfort of your room.   Other amenities include wireless internet access in the lobby, conference room, a fitness center with sunset views, flatscreen televisions. Also included are in-room coffee makers with organic coffee and tea, a micro-frig, and microwave. Unique to The View is the authentic Native American décor with a locally woven Navajo Rug, traditional Navajo dye chart, and other Native American inspired decorations.

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A view for the hotel terrace, West Mitten & East Mitten Butte, Monument Valley, Arizona-Utah


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Oljato–Monument Valley, NAVAJO NATION


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