Go West for Monument Valley

My best shot

July 27, 2008

This photo was taken last fall on a visit to Monument Valley, Utah. On a cross-country drive, I stopped at the Navajo Tribal Park, which has more than 91,000 acres spanning from Arizona to Utah. I grew up watching Westerns and seeing the beauty of the park through movie director John Ford's eyes. The mesas, canyons and rock formations are incredible sights. My suggestion to the road traveler is to camp on the butte when you enter the park. It is one of the best wake-up calls you will ever witness.

Michael A. Messuri Reisterstown

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