Shake the sand out of your boots, the Southwest USA tour continues on to Antelope Canyon!
Antelope Canyon is one of the most visited and photographed slot canyons in the desert southwest. It is located on Navajo land outside of Page, Arizona. There are two separate sections that can be visited: the Upper Antelope Canyon and the Lower Antelope Canyon. Erosion of the Navajo sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding, carves out the walls. As a result, the rock passageways have a delicate flowing character.
We endured a wild ride in the back of a jeep to visit the upper canyon and received a sandblasting facial along the way. We had brought cloth sacks with us to put our cameras in during the ride, and we were glad that we did! Except for his driving, we enjoyed our patient and knowledgeable Navajo tour guide.
The canyon walls were a challenge to photograph without a tripod, but we managed to take some hauntingly beautiful pictures. Being immersed in the swirling walls of sandstone was like being transported to another world, filled with Indian spirits. This magical place was one of the highlights of our entire trip.
What will be the next adventure topic? Glen Canyon Dam!