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North America » United States » Arizona » Page April 24th 2013

We forgot to mention yesterday that we could not follow our direct route to Page, AZ due to a detour. Unlike the short detours we are use to back East, this one took us 62 miles out of our way. Also, our GPS kept trying to redirect us to dirt roads on Indian reservations. In the morning of Day 8 we toured the Glen Canyon dam and recreation area. The water level at Lake Powell was 42 feet below normal average due to a 13 year drought. You can see it on the lower level of the photos (white rim). The dam forms Lake Powell. Both our sons Alf and Dan worked at the Bull Frog marina on Lake Powell one summer. We think they would be very surprised as to how the area has changed, ... read more
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North America » United States » Arizona » Page January 4th 2013

The first picture of this entry is called the "Monument Valley of Antelope"...and yes, I don't have a tripod which would have made all these pictures way better. You could visit on your own Antelope Canyon till the middle of the 1970s...than from there...it was only group visits organized by the local Navajo tribe. Result, this visit set us back to 76usd for three of us...and this is low season...76usd for 2 hours, but wow, this place is amazing! Let's first come back to Page. The city is just over 40 years old, and it's nothing else than a stop for Powell Lake, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon...or further the Grand Canyon and in the opposite direction Monument Valley. There is a huge dam...a beautiful lake...due to the lake...and an horrible plant which I guess is a ... read more
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Horseshow bend...
the candle...

North America » United States » Arizona » Page November 26th 2012

Geo: 36.9086, -111.473Our next day at Lone Rock we all decided to cross over to the other side and go up into the slot canyon we had been in before. Got our lunches packed and set off. It was a beautiful, clear and verrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyy calm day. This is one of the reasons we love to go at this time because it is so calm.It seemed so easy paddling across to the other side and heading up into some of the canyons to check things out. Because it was so calm the reflections were incredible. We all kept stopping to take one more picture of the reflections!Sky, Robert and I stopped and got out of our boats to take some pictures of the Lone Rock and walk around and stretch our legs. Because the lake had been ... read more
Lone Rock Campground, Glen Canyon NRA
Lone Rock Campground, Glen Canyon NRA
Lone Rock Campground, Glen Canyon NRA

North America » United States » Arizona » Page November 24th 2012

Geo: 36.9086, -111.473Wahweap of our favorite campgrounds in the world to camp and chill, especially when we want to go out at night and socialize. The views are spectacular, we can plug in if the weather gets drastically cold or hot, the Lake Powell Resort with its beautiful bar and restaurant is nearby, We can launch our kayak from here, ride out bikes on maintained trails, etc. We rarely ever spend more than a few nights, but always seem to enjoy them.A good reason to travel there around Thanksgiving (late Nov.) is that the wind is generally calm. At other times of year it can be roaring, making it dangerous for paddlers.Both last year and this year we were greeted with fall colors in the irrigated campsite. Though the trees would probably not be there if ... read more
Wahweap Campground, Glen Canyon NRA
Wahweap Campground, Glen Canyon NRA
Wahweap Campground, Glen Canyon NRA

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 16th 2012

It may be difficult to believe that a mere half century ago, the land beneath Page, Arizona and Lake Powell was a vast and bleak desert landscape. Carved out of the rocky terrain, Page sits atop Manson Mesa and overlooks the 186-mile long lake, the dramatic Glen Canyon Dam and the surrounding canyons, arches and historical Native ruins. A mild climate year-round makes Page the perfect central hub for visiting the Grand Circle sites, as well as the neighboring Navajo Nation, home to Window Rock. Several films have been shot in the Page area including: Into the Wild (2007) Hulk (2003) Eight Legged Freaks (2002) Evolution (2000) Planet of the Apes (2000) Broken Arrow (1996) Maverick (1994) Motorama (film) (1991) Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) Highway to Hell (1990) Hands of Steel (1986), ... read more
Page, Arizona
Page, Arizona
Page, Arizona

North America » United States » Arizona » Page September 1st 2012

In due giorni si sono fatte parecchie cose. Dalle Veghe, ci siamo diretti in Arizona. E dopo un temporale e qualche dustdevil siamo finiti in un baretto sulla Route 66, dove una coppia ci ha consigliato di fermarci a Williams! Belliiiino! Avamposto del selvaggio west, con annessa sparatoria alle 7. Notte al gelo in campeggio. Il giorno dopo si รจ fatto una cosa che va contro ai miei principi, ma ne รจ valsa la pena: giornata organizzata dal centro turistico. Con visita a Antelope Canyon, pranzo sul ristorante galleggiante, e poi discesa del Colorado nel Glen Canyon. MERAVIGLIOSO. Notte tiepida in campeggio. Grand Canyon la mattina. Monument Valley la sera. Ora si dorme in un motel.... read more
Le Veghe by night 2
Williams - Route 66
Williams

North America » United States » Arizona » Page August 16th 2012

Woke up at 2am.....heard a noise outside, checked and saw a deer wandering off. So I was awake. Less than 100 yards from the rim of Bryce Canyon. I had to go check whether the stars were as astonishing as I hoped! Christine heard me rustling about & clearly thought I was nuts. She was right. It was a bit windy and pitch black nearer the rim, away from the low lighting round the lodges....and the sky was clearly full of clouds, because it was clearly not full of stars. Not a photo opportunity at all......Bah! Her assumption I was mad was fully confirmed when I found I had picked up the non-working doorkey, so she had to stumble out of bed to let me in! Still, at least there were no bears about..... The morning ... read more
Looking back at the Dam
The view from our craft
Taking the plunge!

North America » United States » Arizona » Page July 23rd 2012

Marble Canyon is the section of the Colorado River canyon in northern Arizona from Lee's Ferry to the confluence with the Little Colorado River, which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Lee's Ferry is a common launching point for river runners starting their journey through the Grand Canyon. Marble Canyon is also well known for the Navajo Bridge, where US Highway 89A crosses the Colorado River. Marble Canyon marks the western boundary of the Navajo Nation. In 1975, the former Marble Canyon National Monument, which followed the Colorado River northeast from the Grand Canyon to Lee's Ferry, was made part of Grand Canyon National Park. The adjacent Lees Ferry is a tiny settlement next to the Colorado River at the end of a side road 6 miles from ALT US 89 in north Arizona, not ... read more
Marble Canyon
Marble Canyon
Marble Canyon

North America » United States » Arizona » Page June 6th 2012

Another of my weekend getaway trips: My visit to Antelope Canyon was a 'by the way' kind of thing. I was headed to Bryce Canyon National Park and Page happened to be the next big stop after Flagstaff. As I drove with my family, I remembered my Navajo friend Adrian, his home town is Page. Adrian and I, had talked about making a trip to Page some two years ago. That aside, the beautiful images of Antelope Canyon I had seen posted by Travbuddy friend Sven (Svenman99) last year stayed with me. This would be an opportunity to shoot 3 birds with one stone. I decided we would stop in Page, take a tour of Antelope Canyon and enjoy Lake Powell while we are at it. Getting there: Antelope Canyon located in the Navajo Tribal Park ... read more
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Antelope Canyon Slot Tour vehicle. we are almost there
Antelope Canyon, Arizona

North America » United States » Arizona » Page June 4th 2012

The decision is near-unanimous: we're going to the Antelope Canyon. After two weeks driving around much of western U.S.A., the option is easy to just sit back and relax until our flight back home. That we're in L.A. and in a neighborhood in Long Beach, where time seems to slow down makes taking it easy all the more tempting. But there's still an itch we -- or at least most of us -- have to explore this place in Arizona that doesn't figure much on regular tours, but we know of based on word-of-mouth and too much time on Google Images. And so we spend another half a day in the interstate, passing through Barstow in California; Las Vegas in Nevada; St. George in Utah; then going south across the border to Arizona; before doubling back ... read more
Wavy Rocks
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