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USA 2019 Photography Workshops (XVII) – Canyonlands National Park

In the morning we set off for Canyonlands National Park – the “poor” sibling of Arches and Grand Canyon – even if considering views it might beat those. On the way there we take a detour to Dead Horse Point State Park with spectacular view of Colorado River 600m below, and our afternoon route – Potash Road. Next it’s Island of the SKy with almost infinte view of the plateu cut into canyons by merging Green and Colorado.

We take Shaffer Canyon Road down into the Canyonlands. I hate it as the exposure is terrible, and gravel seems slippery, but the sights along the White Rim route are worth the crunch in your backside.

USA Photo Expedition 2019 (IX) – Antelope Canyon and…

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation just east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as “Upper Antelope Canyon” (The Crack, in Dineh – Tsé bighánílíní, which means the place where water runs through rocks) and “Lower Antelope Canyon” (The Corkscrew, Hasdestwazi – spiral rock arches in Dineh). Both sections are are accessible by guided tour only (there is also third section, which is fileld with waters of Lake Powell, and accessible by boat or kayaks). Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding – which still occurs – and secondarily due to other sub-aerial processes. Rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form characteristic “flowing” shapes in the rock.

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located 4 miles south of Page, Arizona, United States. Viewpoint is accessible via hiking 2.4 k) round trip from a parking area over sandy and rocky trail with no sahde along it. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook stands 300 m obve the river. The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain hematite, platinum, garnet, and other minerals.

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