Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Red Sand and Rock Near Secret Canyon

Here is a photo of what the Page, Arizona area looks like. There is red sand and rock everywhere.

To get to Secret Canyon, we had to take a Hummer and travel for miles in this red sand until we arrived at what looked like a tiny crack in the desert.

The ride with Slot Canyon Hummer Adventures out of Page was awesome. Quite the thrill.

Secret Canyon turns out to be quite magnificent. Over the next two weeks, I will continue sharing the photos I took during this photography class with Wilson Wyatt at Vermillion Cliffs.

We also had a naturalist, Eric Garton, from the Desert Botanical Gardens on the trip so I learned a great deal about plants, geology, and more.

Tomorrow I will share a photo of Horsehoe Bend, which is world famous for the severe bend of the Colorado River that snakes around the butte like a horsehoe. I had to get up at 3 am and drive and then hike in the dark to stand 18 inches from an 1,000 foot (304 meters) drop to the bottom without any guardrail or protection.

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Great photo! The colors are so brilliant. This area might seem stark to some, but I find it quite beautiful.

Wolynski said...

Now that's a beautiful photo - really stunning.

Tiago Ralha said...

Great shot :)

olli said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of our last road trip across Colorado and Utah through the NP's. Next year Arizona.

Lucy the Cat said...

Beautiful picture of beautiful colors!

brattcat said...

The color and composition of this add up to a really fine shot, Julie.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Mother nature is always impressive! Very good shot!

B SQUARED said...

Spectacular! Really needs to be enlarged to be appreciated.

Lois said...

I love all that red color in the sand and rocks!

Don and Krise said...

When I enlarged this photo, WOW! I'm looking forward to more.

James said...

Secret Canyon looks like a wonderful place.

Memphis MOJO said...

Long trip, but worth the effort -- nice shot.

Marie-Noyale said...

Such a lovely colored shot!

Jacob said...

Stunning! I'd guess it was fairly warm up there...

glenda said...

Just beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Lovely! What a grand strength this landscape has.

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