Heading west to Flagstaff I got a nice view of the San Francisco mountains, bit of snow on the tops.
April 21 arrived at Cameron, AZ, early enough to unhitch and drive around a bit. Campground was OK for an overnight stop, right across from Cameron Trading Post. Tourists by the bus loads there. I went to the Wupatki National Monument, saw several pueblos, all about 800 years old. They could be dated because of the tree rings in the tree trunks used as rafters. Not much left of the pueblos but you have to admire the people who built them and lived in them. They farmed small plots and lived close to the land.
The visit is enhanced by the plaques that are placed along the paths with as much info as possible about the natives and their lives.
April 22 and on the road to Page, AZ. Because of a landslide on rt. 89 between Cameron and Page everyone has to take a rather long detour. A lot of the drive was through desert with little change in the scenery. The last part of the drive, approaching Page, is more interesting by far. This reminds me of Devil’s Tower in some ways, rising from the desert it is quite impressive.
Around a few more curves, approaching Page and Lake Powell I saw more massive rocks. Not sure what to call them, “rock” doesn’t seem adequate. I can definitely understand why they have names in Monument Valley, this is just a teaser of things to come I suspect.