Visiting Navajo Land
Navajo National Monument was a small city of 100-125 people who retreated to this alcove to farm for 30 years. Only one in ten of these ancient villages were in alcoves like this, but they are usually preserved better. The Monument provides a very nice free campground for RVs under 28 feet.
We were entertained by the world’s simplest, lightest flying machine, a backpack paraglider. It weighs 75 pounds, costs about $6000, and flies an hour on a gallon of gas. We watched as he spread out his chute, cranked up the engine, ran a few steps into the wind, and rose up into the air right over our rigs.
Wow! As close to a bird man as ever achieved. We watched as three of them played around and over the spires of Monument Valley.