We first discovered the blue-eyed princess (also called blue-eyed Jesus and Moqui princess) rock art panel earlier this year.
Since we were in the neighborhood, we thought we'd make another visit. On the way, we rode over desert plains with the Lasal Mountains in the background.
The view is vast and wild in all directions.
This Navajo sandstone formation is called the Head of the Spur, which marks our turn into the canyon. Note the 4 columns on top.
The horses enjoyed a good drink in this pool.
Boss's hooves were immersed in 6 inches of sucking mud, but he didn't seem to mind.
Mischief seems to be nuzzling me lovingly, but actually he's checking my pockets for treats!
He would stand on his head for a morsel of PBJ sandwich.
After 10 miles of easy riding, we reached the Princess, in all of her radiant beauty. The blue of her eyes doesn't show well in pictures, but they're definitely blue. As far as we know, this feature is unique among Native American pictographs.