I took a trip up north with Amy, Brett & Aaron. We started the drive up after 4pm, ate in Flagstaff and got to the Navajo National Monument shortly after 10pm (11pm Navajo time). We set up camp and got some sleep. At 8:15p we got the permit and starting hiking from the visitors center. What's a few extra miles.
The weather was nice will a breeze blowing and down hill hiking. The trail in is fairly easy to follow but there are a few areas where you need to pay attention but there are markers. The hike was nice but I was in it for the ruins. We didn't know what to expect on the water crossings but the water was shallow and my hiking boots stayed pretty dry. With about 2 miles to go Aaron and I took the upper trail while Amy & Brett stayed on the creek trail. The creek trail is easier but the view from above was a nice change. When we got to the ruins we stopped and ate a snack while Max (the Ranger) got ready to lead us up. The tour went well since there were only 4 of us in the group and Max answered questions in detail. Tibber must of had a voodoo doll of me working because I took over 100 pictures on this hike and I don't remember taking that many ever.
The hike out was warmer but we were on cruise control and got out in about 3 hours.
Thanks for setting this one up Amy.