Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Secret Canyon

We are now entering Secret Canyon on Navajo Nation land. I will post several days worth of slot canyon photos to whet your appetite to visit this marvelous place.

The Slot Canyon Hummer Adventures takes you on a wonderful trip and is licensed by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. You take a Hummer 13 miles across rocks, sand dunes, and down desert washes to reach the slot canyons.

The Navajo Nation is about the same size as Switzerland or West Virginia.

Secret Canyon has 1,500 feet (450 meters) of sandstone formations. Secret Canyon is part of Waterholes Canyon, which consist of three slot canyons. These are longer than Antelope Canyon and has more diversity in colors and formations and far fewer people.

You can see from the photo that the sand path that you walk on is a twisting narrow path and you generally cannot even see the sky. It is a challenge to carry a tripod through the narrow passageways of the slot canyon.

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The slot canyon photos will continue for several days as they are quite a feast for the eyes!

19 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - double wow! The colors and formations "inside" - great photo!

B SQUARED said...

Spectacular! Such a mystical place.

Thérèse said...

Nature and camera at work.
So beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent place!
You did well, great work with your camera!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Gorgeous. You are certainly whetting my appetite. Although, I'm not too keen on the camping part. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!

Jilly said...

Absolutely stunning and so reminiscent of Zion National Park in Utah, not that I managed photos as good as this!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is an extraordinary photo of an extraordinary place. In 27 years of living in Arizona and traveling all over the state, I have never made it down into this slot canyon. It is called Secret Canyon for a reason. It is very difficult to reach and find.

You made excellent use of a great opportunity to visit this secluded, remote spot with a small group in the company of a professional photographer. This provides great inspiration for photography.

Lois said...

Absolutely stunning Julie! I'm afraid I might get a little claustrophobic though!

Don and Krise said...

I've been waiting for this. I can't wait to see more.

Memphis MOJO said...

Amazing photo.

glenda said...

So Amazing!. Just a beautiful shot.

Meri said...

I've looked back to see what I missed while I was in Mexico -- the photos over the last ten days are stunning. The photo workshop must have been amazing. And I'm glad you have good balance and no apparent fear of heights.

Pete Kosednar said...

Nice pic. I like hiking slot canyons. You have to make sure of good weather when visiting these places.

Boise Diva said...

Looking forward to the tour...

susieofarabia said...

It's a really cool looking place! I think Gaelyn over at Geogypsy just posted some photos of Antelope Slot Canyon that remind me of yours. These slot canyons are amazing.

http://geogypsy.blogspot.com/2009/09/mwt-antelope-slot-canyon.html

Gaelyn said...

Very cool. I'm going to check this out. Slot canyons are special. Sure glad Susie sent you my way. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back for more.

Layrayski said...

Wow!

Danial said...

beautiful shot.

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