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Keywords:Hunt's Mesa, John Morey, John Morey Photography, Monument Valley, Navajo, Photographer, Photography, butte, clouds, erosion, sandstone, shadow, time lapse
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Seeing The Smallness Of Great Things

Seeing The Smallness Of Great Things

“One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

Hunts Mesa is a rock formation located in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and is an option for tourists to experience panoramic views of the popular and iconic sandstone formations from a distance, instead of from the more common and intimate views of individual formations from the valley floor. A Navajo guide is required to hike to or camp here. The mesa forms the southeastern edge of Monument Valley and the northern edge of Little Capitan Valley. Its elevation is 6,365 feet above sea level. Access to Hunts Mesa is not through the general entrance of the park but rather through the sand dunes northeast of the town of Kayenta, Arizona.

For those familiar with the traditional iconic views of certain formations, in the far off distance are "The Mittens". Near the mid-right, one can distinguish the top of "The Totem", a rock spire that is the highly eroded remains of a butte.