Near Navajo Mountain, is a very picturesque hogan, a traditional abode and ceremonial venue for Navajos.
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.
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.
This Navajo Mountain hogan is interesting because its surface cover is partially eroded. Thus exposing some of the cedar posts and cedar bark underneath.