Tonto National Monument Cliff Dwelling Offers Photo Tours

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An opportunity for photographers visiting Tonto National Monument is being provided by retired professional photographers Peg Lavoie, photographic craftsman, and Rex Lavoie, master of photography, master of electronic imaging, photographic craftsman.

In cooperation with the interpretive staff of Tonto National Monument, volunteers Rex and Peg launched a visitor photo walk program at the park.

The goal of the photo walks is to provide a way for professional and serious amateur photographers to photograph along the Upper Cliff Dwelling trail as well as at the cliff dwelling itself without having to disrupt the regular ranger guided tours.

The photo walks are planned to allow the participants not only the time to compose images but also provide them with the best lighting conditions.

Group size is limited to five to seven visitors to make it easier to photograph in the dwelling without getting in each others way.

Dates are set starting in November 2011 through the end of April 2012. The next photo walk is set for Thursday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. Come and join Rex and Peg for an informative and memorable few hours.

Special arrangements can be made for photo classes and camera clubs if desired.

Call Tonto National Monument at (928) 467-2241 ext. 8450 for further information or directions, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or e-mail the monument at www.nps.gov/tont. Tonto National Monument is located four miles east of Roosevelt Dam on State Highway 188.

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