Completed a 986.7 mile round trip to Navajo Lands
this past weekend. Journey included a series of mini-hikes to Navajo National Monument (Betatakin)
, Mystery Valley, Monument Valley, Upper Antelope Canyon
, and Lower Antelope Canyon. Some had the required Navajo Guides (many thanks to Rosie, Delvin, and Brandon for their excellent insight and commentary!).
Paid $15 for a self-guided tour. Saved receipt for $5 Navajo Lands Permit from Upper Antelope Canyon. Brandon took me to the entrance and pointed out some features on my map. Fantastic experience and highly recommended. Environment is somewhat "surreal" with the nearby Navajo Generating Station belching out white smoke, a tangle of high voltage transmission lines crossing the grounds, then you decend into the ground and you're in a magical world.
Have to thank Darrell (AZ-OUTDOORSMAN) and Suzie (SUZAZ) for their tips preparing for this trip...