Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

West Mitten

West Mitten


The Mittens are one of the most recognisable and easily accessed features of Monument Valley. We recently re-watched John Ford’s The Searchers with John Wayne. Monument Valley was definitely one of the stars of the movie. Back when the film was shot, the location was even more rustic, with no paved roads to the valley, let alone in it.

This location might be in too many photos, but we should each make what we can from each location. I wanted to include the sage and juniper in the foreground to show the terrain near the monolith.

In the best light…

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