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John Hight July 15 - Blog

Cottonwood Arizona, in the Verde Valley, was one of the stops on our spring road-trip. Located about 17 miles southwest of Sedona, Cottonwood is an excellent place to stay for access to Sedona, Prescott, Jerome and the ancient ruins of the Verde Valley. There are three ruin sites in the Verde Valley that are National Monuments. They are Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot. These sites were inhabited by the Southern Sinagua between 1000 and 1400. The Southern Sinagua were farmers, and the Verde Valley's water and soil gave them what they needed to thrive. These ancient farmers grew corn, beans, squash, and cotton in fields irrigated with canals. Their homes were a combination of pueblos and cliff dwellings, depending on the location.
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John Hight April 5 - Photo Stream

This sandstone spire stands 750 feet high in Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona. Canyon de Chelly is located within the Navajo Nation and has been a part of the Navajo's teachings for many years. Spider Rock gets its name from the legend of Spider Woman, who according to legend inhabited the rock. She was the first to weave her web of the universe and taught the Navajo to create beauty in their own life and spread the "Beauty Way" teaching of balance within the mind, body & soul. ref: canyondechelly.net/sto…

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John Hight February 22 - Photo Stream

In Utah's Cedar Breaks National Monument the Amphitheater displays rows of hoodoos extending into the distance. Some are well formed and some are just starting to emerge from sedimentary layers which started forming in the Paleozoic age some 543 million years ago. How fortunate we are to be able to witness that beauty.

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