Thursday, April 19, 2012

{on my list} The Wave


My goodness gracious sakes alive if I don't make it through 2012 without hiking the wave then heaven help me. Up north through Navajo country there exists some of the most beautiful and unique country. The particular hike that I would like to do is limited to only 20 hikers a day.

If you are planning a trip to Arizona may I first suggest that going out of your way to visit the less traveled northern rim of The Grand Canyon is well worth the extra time. Then you could really up the stock of your trip and venture into southern Utah which even hosts more areas that were better than the last.

Also I have always been partial to the old school Native American craft...probably due to the fact that I have pretty much lived my whole life in this region. They produced some of the most beautiful jewelry, rugs and blankets. I am loving the old black and white photos of Native Americans.

Here is a site to get familiar with some of the scenic parts of the Navajo Nation.

Happy Friday friends! We will actually be traveling through some of the above mentioned country tomorrow. What are you up to?

{sources here, here and that mercedes photo is credited to photographer Dan Martensen}


Samantha said...

Never heard of this place. Sounds awesome.

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

What a beautiful post. I adore all the fabulous turquoise you feature. I would love to be closer to do that hike.

I love your blog-


Elisabeth said...

I have a blanket similar to the pink blanket. My dad's family had sheep. Every year they would gather the wool and take it to Utah Woolen mills and make beautiful wool blankets. Similar to Pendleton blankets, in many different colors. Love the turquoise jewlrey. My mom has a big beaded bag of it that I hope I get a few peices of (she's half Native American) She finds it kind of amusing that Native American prints etc. are "in" right now.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

It's just plain gorgeous! I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Dayka Robinson said...

i've been seeing a lot of the old native photos on pinterest too, and i LOVE them. i think they'd look amazing in a home gallery...

Zane Wooder said...

I'm also a huge fan of native art. They are such creative people. Have you ever been to a bow wow? It is a amazing experience.

-Zane of ontario honey