September 28th, 2014

drinking bird

Northern Arizona, continued.

Our next visit near Page was to the Horseshoe. It is a bend in Glen Canyon. In fact, an interesting feature of the area, generally a flattish mesa, is all the deep canyons interrupting it.

Glen Canyon
Glen Canyon

approach to the Horseshoe
The approach to the Horseshoe Bend
horseshoe 2
The Horseshoe
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The next day, the weather was unfortunately overcast and at times drizzly. Nevertheless, we decided to drive to the Grand Canyon, which is always spectacular. I have been there a couple of times, and always enjoy it.
colors, Grand Canyon
Some colors, but very low clouds
low clouds and mist, Grand Canyon
In spite of the weather, there was a fair number of visitors
observation platform
An observation platform
clouds lifting
The clouds lifted a bit at times.
You are not seeing the bottom, which is too far down to be seen from the edges, but one of the intermediate levels.

The next day, on the way home, we briefly looked at Zion National Park in southern Utah. I will post my pictures in another entry, I hope very soon.