As photographers visiting the Southwest, we had to at least attempt to see some of the places where Ansel Adams captured his images. One of those places is Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Here he took his famous images of the cave dwellings. We also visited Spider Rock, a site that I surprisingly didn’t know anything about. Spider Rock is a stone pillar that is 800 feet high. I think you may have to see it to believe it, but this is huge!!! I can only imagine the experience of the native peoples who first saw this. It is no wonder they have mythical stories about it.