In late afternoon we passed after a scenic drive from North Arizona the state line of Utah. Monument Valley is sitting on the state line of Arizona and Utah and is consuming both states for itself.
We directly headed out to the scenic overlook of the Monument Valley and could shoot some nice sun-downer pictures of the most famous hills (the Mitten’s) of Monument Valley. Luckily, we did this! Already in the evening, but even more during the night and the next day an uncomfortable storm hit us again. After merely no sleep (it rocks quite a lot in a RV during strong winds and feels less safe, although we know, that our RV is storm-prooved, as it has already survived the hurricane Irma) and just having one day at the Valley, we still headed out for a hike. What a mess.. sands in our eyes, mouth and noses and Eyra allover and you couldn’t barely breathe nor walk.. and back at the campground we realized, that the sand pressed into the windows and was just in every litte crack of the RV 😩.
Driving up from northern Arizona into Utah (South-Side Monument Valley):
View from Campground to Monument Valley:
At Gouldings Campground we were nestled in the hills with a view to Monument Valley and some little “Gassi-Geh” hikes within the campground (e.g. Arches Hike).
View from the Overlook/Visitor Center into the Valley at sunset.
Hiking the Wildcat Trail within the Monument Valley during stormy sand winds:
Do you find the face on the hill? Like the mask in the movie “Scream”.
This is how stupid a human looks, trying to fight the winds while walking… dogs do this with elegance!
Before / After the sandstorm:
While driving further the next morning with wonderful clear weather, the Monument Valley from the other side (North-Side):