Horseshoe Bend

Monuments of Now

Ever notice how you can go to great lengths for a fresh perspective only to be reminded of what you already know?

Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ.

Horseshoe Bend, Page, AZ.

I recently drove 1,000 miles of deserted Arizona roads to see some of our country’s most memorable landscapes including the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Monument Valley. I scrambled up rocks, peered over cliffs, and threaded my way through canyons no wider than a person. I also witnessed first-hand the impact of top-down government decisions — from the systemic poverty within Native American reservations, a result of being forced off their land, to the quickly deteriorating amenities of the shuttered National Park Service thanks to the federal government shut down.

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