Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 2004
Spider Rock, an 800' monolith, is said to have been the home of Spider Woman, who taught the ancestral Navajos how to weave. According to legend, the very top of Spider Rock is white from the bleached bones of Navajo children who did not behave and were eaten by Spider Woman. Like many places sacred to the Navajo and other peoples, Spider Rock is closed to climbing. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.