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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spectacular Upper Antelope Canyon Tour

Aloha Everyone,

A slot canyon is a name to describe a narrow canyon, found mostly in Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and the Colorado plateau. They are significantly deeper rather than wide and formed by the wear of water rushing through rock.

Some slot canyons can measure less than 3 feet wide at the top but can go down to 100 ft or more to the floor of the canyon.

After three attempts we finally made it to Tsé bighánílíní, the Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon which means, "The place where water runs through rocks." 

According to a Navajo guide book, this is the most visited by tourists because it is easily accessible as the entrance and the entire length are at ground level.

We learned that the best time to experience light beams in the canyon is from March to October. Today being Sunday and the first sunny day in 3 days, there were lots of visitorsSo many people trying to take photos at "the perfect spots" unmindful of others trying to pass by was distressing especially for those who had difficulties walking.

Yes, the canyon is beautiful, and with a help from Shanderee, our tour guide, I was able to capture quick snap shots with my iPhone.

As many of my blog readers agree, it's the people J.J. and I meet during our adventure that is more interesting than the places we visit. Avia and Isaac are visitors from Israel. While Avia has traveled to the United States on previous occasions, this is Isaac's first trip. It was extremely fascinating, informative and educational to listen to his views and impressions about the Navajo people and Americans in general.

They peaked our interest of visiting the Holy Land. Maybe our paths will cross again.

Aloha -- Cathi