6/25 Monday

We left the motel in Tusayan around 7:30 a.m. to head back through Grand Canyon NP and out the east entrance. Along the way, we stopped at Grandview Point, Moran Point, Lipan Point, Navajo Point, and Desert View on the way out. After we left the park, we stopped at a scenic overlook for the Little Colorado Gorge. We arrived in Page, AZ, around 1:00 p.m. and headed to the office for our Antelope Canyon tour. On our truck there were six others plus the driver/guide. The trip to the slot canyon took 20 minutes – the last section over unpaved road. Access to the canyon was easy. The guide pointed out several places to take photographs. The light coming into the canyon produced many interesting colors and textures. Some places were very dim, requiring photo exposures of several seconds. The temperature was about 10 degrees cooler than outside. It felt great, because outside it was 100 degrees.

After returning from the tour of the slot canyon, we headed to the motel to check in. After that we headed to the Horseshoe Bend parking lot for a 3/4 mile hike to the Colorado River. The bend is a place where the river makes a 180 degree turn. The hike turned out to be more difficult than most short hikes due to the extreme heat and the sandy terrain.

We ate supper at Denny’s near the motel. Richard’s appetite and energy level seem to be back to normal, so he can keep up with Teagan on the hikes now.

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