Early Friday morning our family embarks on our annual Memorial Day camping trip. This year's destination? Moab. Hooray!
While some might not consider it as high of a priority as, say, remembering to pack the tent, I absolutely refuse to leave until I've posted the photos from our last trip to Moab. So without further delay, I present March's Staycation photos, part two. Please, don't hate.
Antelope Canyon, just outside Page, Arizona.
Antelope Canyon was one of a very few times in my life where the photographs supersede the actual experience. Don't get me wrong, the canyon itself was breathtakingly stunning--obviously. Even an amateur with a cheap camera could get incredible photos--which was rather the problem. The tour was so focused on showing us how to get the best shots that it detracted from the wonder of the canyon in its stillness. As Antelope Canyon is a major source of tourism for the Navajo Nation, guided tours are required, to the tune of $35 a person. Should you choose to visit lower Antelope Canyon, it'll cost you another $30--ouch! Despite the price, these beautiful canyons are still very popular, as you can see by all the shuttles waiting at the front entrance. Yet since the canyon's only a quarter of a mile long, the place gets quite crowded.
Crossing the border.
My experience on the slickrock trail deserves a post of its own, should I ever work up the nerve. Suffice it to say that it was the scariest thing I have ever done. Talk about swallowing your fear! While I would never dare recommend it to anyone save an extreme skilled mountain biker, at the same time I'm glad that Jason and I had the chance to ride.
Our beautiful campsite in Devils Garden.