Another picture from the ‘White House’ Ruins. The ruins are to the left, behind the fence — at the back. This is looking down towards the trail (at top), the dried riverbed further to the right. On the way back I walked the riverbed. I have a video of hiking down to these ruins — the only hike you can do without a licensed Navajo guide.
P.S., Notice the unmistakable ‘Planet of the Apes‘ figure on the rock face — right in the middle.
If you have been following all my posts about this amazing National Monument you would, by now, be very familiar with the ‘White House’ ruin and hiking the trail to it. This is at the overlook, after the hike, around 7:30pm, with a storm way out to the north.
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!
I have already talked quite a bit about this ‘White House‘, the best known and most visited of the ruins, as well as posted this video on the hike to the ‘White House’ ruins. Just wanted to share this picture.
The name tells it all when it comes to these ruins and they are, as such, the second best known of the ruins, after the easily accessible ‘White House’ ruin. These ruins are prior to the ‘junction‘ when the Canyon splits into ‘North‘ and ‘South‘. It is about 45-minutes on horseback and about 10 by jeep.