Close up of a portion of the Mummy Cave ruins
Our final stop, Mummy Cave overlook. There are two large alcove filled with ruins here, this is just one
Sue on the cliff above Antelope House
A wide view of the bend in the canyon where Antelope House is located. In the far distance is Black Mesa
The pictographs are to the left of the ruin, just above a ledge near the shade line.
Near Antelope House is an extensive pictograph panel featuring many animals, yes, including antelope.
Close up of Antelope House
On Sunday morning, we visited overlooks along Canyon del Muerto. This is Antelope House Ruin, far below the canyon's rim
Another view of Spider Rock; the canyon walls approach 1000 ft high here.
The famous Spider Rock, near the confluence of Monument Canyon with de Chelly. The spire is over 800 ft tall
Wind/water erosion of the de Chelly sandstone
Yet another ruin tucked into an alcove above the canyon floor
A small ruin visible from the White House overlook
After our hike, Sue and I drove to several of the canyon overlooks. This panorama is from Tsegi overlook. Tsegi means something like "rock canyon" in Navaho; and was corrupted by early Spanish explorers into "de Chelly"
Eroded de Chelly sandstone
Cholla in Canyon de Chelly
Our route takes us past White House Ruin once again.
Cottonwoods with fall color. Apparently many of the cottonwoods were planted by the park service to help control erosion
And yes, we did have a chilly crossing. But the water was shallow, and the sun rewarmed us
Chinle Wash reflections. Yes, that's ice on the surface
Canyon walls. The walls through this section of canyon are around 650-700 ft deep
A relatively modern Navaho drawing of a horse
Big horn sheep pictographs
Close up of Spring Canyon Ruin. You can see part of a wood pole ladder extending through the top of the ruin.