The Hunt’s Mesa Photography Tour is an add-on for participants to the Lake Powell Workshop 2021. Non-participants are also welcome! By joining this adventure you will be able to photograph Monument Valley from the bird’s-eye view. This secluded place is tucked away in the remoteness of Monument Valley. The access is restricted. It requires a Navajo guide to get there. The “road” is difficult and challenging and will be done in the guide’s car. The beauty of the place attracts people from all over the world by its amazing geologic formations and photographic opportunities.
We will start the tour in Page, once the Lake Powell Workshop is finished. All participants will have the opportunity to buy some new beverages and food in Page before we head to Kayenta, AZ. Each participant will do the 1 ½ hour drive from Page to Kayenta in their own car. If you are a non participant to the Lake Powell Photography Workshop 2021 I will meet you in Kayenta. We will proceed from Kayenta to meet with our Navajo guide, Ray Begay, at the Monument Valley Visitor Center to leave than our cars at his place overnight. Ray will take us up to Hunt’s Mesa in his car. Take a deep breath before we hit the off-road trails. This will be one of the most adventurous 4-wheeling you ever will have done. Ray is a true expert out there. I headed out with him several times.
You will need camping gear (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, headlamp) as we will stay one night up at Hunt’s Mesa for a late afternoon and an early morning shooting. After breakfast we will return to Kayenta. Our guide will take us to some hidden photographic gems on our way back to Kayenta. We should be back to our cars around noon.
I am sure that you will return home with unforgettable memories and stunning images on your memory cards from this short side photo adventure.
Date: 10/10 – 11, 2021
Hunt’s Mesa Photography Tour price: US$ 320, price includes:
– Navajo guide and permit to enter Navajo country;
– driving (starting from Kayenta), guiding and coaching;
– high-clearance, 4-wheel car;
– gas for the car to take you from Kayenta to Hunt’s Mesa and back;
– dinner and breakfast
– I can provide you with some camping gear if requested, including a tent.
It does NOT include:
Fifty percent is to be paid in advance (non-refundable, unless in the extremely unlikely happening of the tour being cancelled). The remaining 50% is due 30 days before the trip.
I cannot provide alumni or group discount!
Payments may be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, I will send you an information package including suggestions for camera equipment, clothing and travel gear.
No refunds will be given for unused portions of this tour. I highly recommend an independent travel insurance. Knowing you have 100% trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason.
Hurry to secure your place … and join me in this unique photographic adventure.
Questions about the Hunt’s Mesa Photography Tour? Contact me.
Any trips I organize or organize with another photographer are private and non-business. I am a physician by trade and I take people along with me on my trips because I enjoy the company and the opportunity to help people get to know and photograph the Southwest. I do not make a business out of it. My goal is to have a pleasant, safe trip with artistic value photography as a result. We share expenses, gear, ideas, and experiences. We do nothing that would require me or a co-host to be a concessionaire or CUA holder in any federal or state lands we may visit or photograph. We will not be going anyplace on public lands that are not generally open to the public. No photographs you take on public lands may be used to promote the sale or use of a product or service. We will not do any “commercial filming” as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations nor will we do any “still photography” that would require a permit from any agency administering any public land which we photograph.
We will respect nature, leave only footprints where we are allowed to leave footprints, and take only our images, memories, and friendships home with us.