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There it is.
The Sinagua found the Moenkopi a very friendly formation indeed. It splits off in flat bits absolutely perfect for building a stone mansion. Enormous blocks of it that hadn't weathered so conveniently merely got incorporated into the design, forming solid and rather artistic walls:
|Building Before Bulldozers|
The sedimentary rocks here look out on the upstart young cinder cones with some indulgence.
|Wild weathering and young volcanics|
This is one of the finest places in the world to just sit. Look at the ancient coastal plain lapping up against the baby volcanics. Sit here where the desert and pine country weave together. Listen to the wind blow over fantastically eroded rocks. Absorb the colors: the red and the black and the brave traces of green. Remember the people who built their stone houses here.
It's a fine place to be.