Did some more touring of Canyon de Chelly 7/3 morning - ran the south rim road [N7]. Took some pics but none of them turned out - even an iPhone defeats me sometimes. It's too bad because that is the side with Spider Woman Rock - a really impressive spire that's been used in a bunch of commercials and movies. Then headed to Monument Valley. There's not much on N59 from Many Farms to Kayenta except sand and rock; mostly sand. This was the most greenery I saw on that entire 60-mile run. [/url][/IMG] Checked into my room at Goulding's Lodge and took this pic - lot of western and western movie history associated with the lodge and MV. [/url][/IMG] Obligatory picture of the left and right mittens in MV. [/url][/IMG] I wasn't able to do the 17-mile loop road "NO MOTORCYCLES!!!" altho I'm fairly certain the rig would have done just fine, even in the loose sand. Thursday [7/4] morning I woke to find that the smoke from the AZ forest fires had settled in. Here's the same view as above from my room. [/url][/IMG] A real tragedy about the 19 Hot Shots who lost their lives fighting the fire.