USA road trip – Monument Vally and Canyon de Chelly

Monument Valley je verjetno najbolj poznana ikona ameriškega divjega zahoda. Verjetno ga ni filma – sploh tistih prvih ČB westernov, kjer niso posneli vsaj kader ali dva v tej čudoviti pokrajini. No, jaz se še zelo dobro spominjam mojih prvih filmov o »kavbojcih in indijancih« in tistih velikih kamnitih stolpov, ki so služili kot kulisa. In po vseh teh letih smo se potem en dan znašli pred to noro pokrajino, ki pa je, to je treba povedati, klub hordam turistom še vedno pokrajina, ki jo enostavno moraš videti – sploh če potuješ po divjem zahodu ZDA. V parku smo preživeli celo popoldne, zvečer uživali v res neverjetnem sončnem zahodu, naslednje jutro še v sončnem vzhodu, potem pa smo se podali naprej. Najprej smo odpotovali do Canyon de Chelly, naredili dober trek do indijanskih razvalin »White house«, potem pa naprej, do naše najjužnejše točke potovanja – White sands national monument – o tem pa v naslednjem postu.

Monument Valley is probably the most iconic place of the American Wild West. There is probably no movie – especially those B & W western movies, without a scene or two from this beautiful landscape. Well, I still remember my first movies of the “Cowboys and Indians” and those huge stone towers that served as a backdrop. And after all these years we found ourselfs in front of this crazy landscape that is, it has to be said, even with so many tourists, still landscape that you just have to see. In the park we spent all afternoon, enjoyed a really amazing sunset and sunrise next morning and then we had to leave. First we went to Canyon de Chelly, did a really good trek to the Indian ruins of  “White house” and then continued to the southernmost point of our trip – White Sands National Monument – more about it in the next post.

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