MONUMENT VALLEY SYNOPSIS

Synopsis: Nature took Her time creating an erosional masterpiece where the Navajo eventually struck upon, then called home. Indeed, Monument Valley is the quintessential landscape defining this largest Indian Reservation in North America. Later, John Wayne and John Ford made this wide, far setting famous. Thus, the most prized and iconic backdrop for filming Western movies. Monument Valley, the text, takes the reader inside this stupendous valley like no other, and presents a series of so-called Sandstone Sketches that depict various facets and moods of this ancient landscape. In addition to these twelve narrative-sketches, this 100-page text, features addenda on useful hiking information geared to this desert setting, an exposition on the Colorado Plateau, of which its domain is part of its province, and a geologic lexicon that’s also relevant to the Colorado Plateau bedrock and features.