Picturesque Navajo Hogan

Near Navajo Mountain, is a very picturesque hogan, a traditional abode and ceremonial venue for Navajos.

Picturesque Hogan near Navajo Mountain

Picturesque Hogan near Navajo Mountain

This hogan is wonderfully sited near the bottom of an arid canyon. The surrounding landscape is much like I would imagine the moon to be.

Can You Find the Hogan in This Photograph?

Can You Find the Hogan in This Photograph?

A hogan is typically constructed of cedar posts and cedar bark, and then covered with nearby soil and sand. The structure is windowless; and the door must face to the East, to welcome the morning sun. The resulting half globe looks very much like it belongs in its environs. Sometimes a hogan almost disappears into surrounding scenery.

Entry to the Hogan

Entry to the Hogan

This Navajo Mountain hogan is interesting because its surface cover is partially eroded. Thus exposing some of the cedar posts and cedar bark underneath.

Eroded Surface of Hogan Exposing Materials Underneath

Eroded Surface of Hogan Exposing Materials Underneath

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