Monday, January 12, 2015

Antelope Canyon

Shortly after Grammy, Grandpa, and Trevor arrived at "the Kanab House", we set out for Page, Arizona.  Home to not much but Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, both pretty spectacular spots.

A guided tour is required to see Antelope Canyon and it starts off with a very un-promising walk in the desert.

The sand then stops as you see a small crevice in the rocky ground.

You then squeeze your way through the crack,

walk down quite the precarious staircase, 

and then find yourself in an entirely different world.

This slot canyon was formed by erosion in the sandstone from all of the flash-flooding in the area.  We had scheduled the time of our tour perfectly, according to our Navajo guide, for lighting- the sunlight filtering in changed the colors of the sandstone from yellow to orange to red to purple.  Truly, it was incredible.  Even the boys were impressed.

(mostly, anyway)

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