Four Corners Monument (Tim)


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This site - of course, where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico meet - is maintained by the Navajo Nation. Thanks to our lifetime senior pass to the national park system, this is the first place where I had to pay to get in.

The corner itself is a 7 foot metal circle, with the state name and seal in the respective quadrants.

In the background, you can see the corner is surrounded by four rows of booths, 10 booths on a side, where people (probably only certified Navajos) can sell jewelry or trinkets to the tourists. Whether it was the early hour (I was there at 8:30 AM) or it's late in the tourist season, there were only 4 or 5 booths occupied.

I saw people down on all fours, with a limb in each state. Or lying on their back spread eagle. I didn't want to get down on the ground and then embarrass myself trying to get back up. So the boys and I each picked a state and I just crouched a little. Yes, I do look dorky.

The picture of the boys and me on the corner was taken by a leather-jacket guy above. He was on a solo motorcycle trip from Toronto to San Diego.