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Equinox at Hopi

  • 21 Mar 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Hopi - Second Mesa
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This is a MEMBERS ONLY carpool trip limited to 14 individuals.

Join Bertram Tsavadawa, artist and Certified Hopi Guide, for this unique six-hour adventure to Hopiland.

  • Dawa Park: With Bertram’s expertise, we will see some of the ancient Hopi solar calendar petroglyphs at the Dawa Park site, in addition to learning about some of the many other images pecked into the rock patina. Dawa Park is a source of 12,000 to 15,000 petroglyphs dating back to the Hopi’s ancestral relatives.

This trip is timed to witness the light & shadow appearance on the Dawa Park rock face at mid-morning of the Vernal Equinox.

  • Coal Mine Canyon: We will visit this place of stunning and colorful sandstone hoodoos, spires, gullies and cliffs deposited by the Entrada Formation during the Jurassic Period 180 to 140 million years ago. A photographer’s dream site! This canyon overlook is about 40 miles west of Third Mesa, the site of a vast inland sea.
  • Old Oraibi: We will also walk Old Oraibi, one of oldest continuously inhabited villages in North America. Bertram will teach us about the history of the place, including his family home, and stories of the Hopi People.

We will meet in front of the Hopi restaurant on Second Mesa at 9 AM. We will leave PROMPTLY at 9:30 so we strongly suggest staying in an area motel the night before. Here are three recommendations: