In October my friend, Larry Calof, and I visited Canyon de Chelly in eastern Arizona. It was the time all the National Parks were closed due to the budget machinations in Washington. Fortunately for us Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located on Navajo tribal lands and they have access to it even though all the Park Service facilities were closed. We spent most of our two days there with Navojo guided exploring the main canyon and the other branch, Canyon del Muerto. There are a number of petroglyphs and ruins from Navajo and earlier periods. We also explored the rims of the canyons. Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t what we had hoped for, but we did get a few interesting pictures that I’ve posted in Canyon de Chelly.