Canyon #3: Antelope
Charlotte, Dan, and I left the twins with Uncle Bill and visited Antelope Canyon, which is run by the Navajo people. We rode to the canyon in open trucks with seats on opposite sides of each other and were a little concerned as all the other vehicles got further and further ahead of us on the sandy dried riverbed that is the road. We took a guided tour with Kerndale, who was very helpful with camera settings inside the dimly lit canyon. It’s kind of like a cave with skylights and the walls are beautiful shapes and striated colors created by wind and water. At times, there have been flash floods in the canyon, which are very dangerous, as people get trapped. We made it through ok and then followed our flute-playing guide back to the truck.
On our way out of Page, we did a short — but very hot — walk to Horseshoe Bend. This is a part of the Colorado River that curves almost into a circle. Walking to the edge, you see a drop almost straight down. There were no railings so it was a little scary. I kept the twins far from the edge!
Little Colorado River Tribal Park
We also stopped at a Navajo Nation Park that has some more sheer cliffs. It was really windy and we were glad our hats had straps! There were stalls where people were selling jewelry, etc., but we only bought bottles of water. Tom got an orange piece of paper that he carried around the rest of the day. He wanted the stack, but I told him he could only have one. We then continued to the Grand Canyon!
July 6 - 8 Nevada - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam
July 8 - 9, Utah - Zion & Bryce National Parks
July 10, Arizona - Antelope, Horseshoe Bend, Little Colorado
July 10, Grand Canyon Desert View & Sunset
July 11, Grand Canyon South Rim & Bright Angel Trail
July 12, Rafting in the Grand Canyon & Helicopter Ride
July 13, Palm Springs & Pee Wee
July 14 - 17, Los Angeles
July 19, Yosemite
July 20 - 22, San Francisco
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