Upside-down Mountain Navajo National Monument - Shonto AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 36° 40.698 W 110° 32.454
12S E 541020 N 4059284
Quick Description: Hidden away in Tsegi Canyon’s wilderness of bare rock, sand, and sparse vegetation are surprising pockets of luxuriant growth. Betatakin Canyon—home to a village of prehistoric cliff-dwellings farmers—is one of these oases.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2020 8:23:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM13DX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:
Upside-down Mountain-Navajo National Monument--Hidden away in Tsegi Canyon’s wilderness of bare rock, sand, and sparse vegetation are surprising pockets of luxuriant growth. Betatakin Canyon—home to a village of prehistoric cliff-dwellings farmers—is one of these oases. Fir Canyon, over to your right, is another.

The deeper and narrower the canyon, the less sunshine reaches into its depths. Less sunshine means less evaporation of rainwater, so plant life flourishes. You could say that the climate of Fir Canyon is like an inverted mountain: there’s a gradation downward toward cooler and more humid conditions in the bottom—with plants and animals to match.
Marker Name: Upside-down Mountain

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Navajo

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
National Park Service


Year placed: 1990

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