Saturday, October 18, 2008

Page, AZ

Following the houseboat trip, many of us stayed for several more days, taking in the sights around Page. There was Antelope Valley to visit and many hiking trails in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, of which we were on the south end.

Antelope Valley is on the Navajo reservation and is only accessible if you go on their guided tour. Although it is a short hike, only about 1/4 mile, it is entirely through a slot canyon. Probably one of the most scenic and photographed slot canyons in the world.

Slot Canyon in Antelope Valley
Some of us also hiked Wire Pass Trail in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Also full of slot canyons, the colors were not so vibrant, but you didn't have to have a guided escort and we found petroglyphs. Plus, I got to take Fancy for a hike as well. This hike was approximately 7 miles that day.

Petroglyphs in Wire Pass

Here we are climbing on our way out. We decided to climb over the slot canyons instead of through them.

Here I am standing in one of the slot canyons.

And here are Fancy and I taking a break.

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