El Capitan Butte

El Capitan Butte, also known as Agathla Butte, greets travelers heading north to Monument Valley on Route 163.

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Mar 9, 2009 10:51 am - Voted 10/10

nice pic..

option to the typical alps potd for sure...cheers

njn8734

njn8734 - Apr 13, 2009 2:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: nice pic..

Thank you for the feedback Dow. I particularly like this Butte as well.

amuirman

amuirman - Apr 13, 2009 7:57 pm - Hasn't voted

minor correction

I believe it's other name is Agathla. with "L"

njn8734

njn8734 - Apr 13, 2009 8:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: minor correction

Thanks for bringing that to my attention...will check it out and revise the page if necessary...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 29, 2009 11:34 pm - Voted 10/10

I concur with the

previous member. Check this out ..

'Agathla' is derived from the Navajo Indian word 'ag - ha - la' meaning 'much wool,' apparently for the fur of antelope
and deer accumulating on the rock.

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