Antelope Canyon

October 31st

Last week, we visited the Grand Canyon on our annual pilgrimage. We have hiked in the canyon each year of our relationship, and my husband’s love affair runs deep. This year, we invited some friends from Indianapolis to join us, and my extended family came along—including my card shark 15-year-old niece.

The trip started in Antelope Canyon. If given the chance, you should see this. From the road, it looks like nothing other than a crowded parking lot and an odd array of tourists huddled together around guides. Within 100 yards of the parking lot is a set of steel stairs that descend into a deep slot crevice. One by one, we trickled into the canyon with our guide. The lighting was magical. The crowds were not.

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Hi Dan and Lisa!

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

Hi crazy crowds! The selfie sticks alone were b-a-n-a-n-a-s. I had to focus on deep breathing in parts where the canyon was tight and there were streams of people in front and behind me.

 

Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend trip October 2017

But then, this happened. There were a group of monks visiting and I was able to snap this quick shot.

Antelope Canyon is worth the trip, especially if you can find a time when it isn’t busy!

~K

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4 Responses

  1. Stunning! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  2. We’re celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this month and have been talking about going, but I’ve heard horror stories about the trip! Do you think it’s worth taking the trip on a weekend? (Just Saturday – Sunday)

    Will you email your reply? May not remember to check here for a bit 🙂

  3. I’ve never visited Antelope Canyon but hope to make it there one day. I love your photos—even the ones showing the crowds. It’s fun to think that pretty much every photo taken at that location also has unseen crowds just beyond the crop. 🙂

  4. That’s such a cool pic. I’ve been to the Grand Canyon twice now but both were just quick visits. I’d like to be able to stay there and discover more.

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