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‘Canyon de Chelly’ — ‘First Ruin’, From Afar, On Horseback.

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It is called the ‘First Ruin‘ because it is the first major ruin you encounter when you enter the Canyon, at floor level. It takes about an hour to get there on horseback. This was us on horseback. We waited for the jeep to drive away before getting closer.


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‘Canyon de Chelly’ — More Feral Horses.

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You see a LOT of horses in and around the Canyon. Many are feral. Others belong to the local Navajo. In some cases what looks like feral horses are but neglected ones! This year’s drought has done a job on all the horses, other than the few in horse riding camps. Water is a big problem. These two were on the main North Rim road, around Del Muerto.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Bottom Of The ‘White House’ Ruin Trail.

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In this series of posts I have been trying to share with you both the unsurpassed splendor and the history of this incredible Canyon in Arizona. I have done quite a few posts about the ‘White House’ ruins — the most famous of the Canyon de Chelly ruins — including a video on the hike down to it. This is a picture taken towards the end of the trail, close to the ruin.


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Wild Horses By The ‘White House’ Ruin.

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As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. These two were when we hiked down to the famous ‘White House’ ruin. The drought is taking a toll on the horses. You can tell from these pictures. We heard on the radio that upward of 400 had died of thirst!


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The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Wild Horses At The Bottom.

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Horses, both tame and feral, are a feature of this tranquil and beautiful Canyon. We saw quite a few in our travels. Kind of off putting to come across wild horses when you are horseback but they all seemed to know what to do.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — November 25, 2017.

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