Absolutely Nauseating!

Just south of Page, AZ and the slot canyons, just a short walk off to the side of highway 89 is a must-stop point along many travelers’ roadtrips – horseshoe bend in the Colorado River.

In spite of lots of signs warning everyone not to get too close to the edge, as you don’t really know what you’re standing on… many people just wandered straight up to the precipice… of course, not me! I got as close as I could…. TOTALLY AMAZING, BUT ABSOLUTELY NAUSEATING!

Highway 98 Just Outside Page, AZ
Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Glen Canyon
Tadd
Clearly Tadd’s Not as Scared of Heights as I am!
Glen Canyon to Grand Canyon
Continuing Down 89 Towards the Grand Canyon Portion of The Colorado River
Canyonlands, AZ
Canyonlands
Grand Canyon
My First View of the Canyon… and It’s Certainly Grand!

Entering the Grand Canyon National Park from the south eastern end (sadly the north rim was closed already for the winter) the inevitable, but impressive first stop is at the Desert View Watchtower, designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter who is often referred to as the architect of the southwest. She traveled throughout the southwest to find inspiration and authenticity for her buildings. The architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau served as her model. This particular tower was patterned after those found at Hovenweep and the Round Tower of Mesa Verde. Ms. Colter indicated that it was not a copy of any that she had seen, but rather modeled from several.

The Watchtower, South Rim, Grand Canyon
The Watchtower, South Rim, Grand Canyon
Native-Inspired Interior Decoration of the Watchtower
Grand Canyon
First of Quite a Few Amazing Views…
Grand Canyon
Stunning!
WOW!
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More Canyon
Canyon
Bored Yet?
Grand Canyon
A Few Clouds Begin to Approach from the South
Canyon
Something is Definitely Approaching
Grand Canyon
Building
Canyon
The Light was Changing by the Second
Grand Canyon
Luckily We Arrived by the East End
It’s Raining Somewhere
Canyon
Fun with Filters
Grand Canyon
No Avoiding the Rain Now
Elk, Grand Canyon Desert View Road
A Local Guide Said the Rain Brings the Wildlife to the Roadside… no Kidding!