Monday, September 23, 2013

'El Cap'



'El Capitan' or affectionately know by the Navajo simply as 'El Cap'


"Be still and the earth will speak to you."
~ Navajo Proverb ~

Seven miles north of Kayenta, Arizona is a sheer volcanic pinnacle that towers 1,500 foot in height. It commands a view of the entire Kayenta-Monument Valley region. The name Agathla Peak was on an 1860 map. 'Aghaa' la' means Much Wool. This monstrosity of a rock is also known as 'El Capitan' or just plain 'El Cap' and is of important ceremonial significance to the Navajo people.