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Arizona, Part 8 - A Slot Canyon
Posted By: UpNorth, 05-02-2011, 09:34 AM

This is the final installment in my "Arizona" series. Our last big thing to do was to visit a slot canyon. While Upper & Lower Antelope looked beautiful in many shots I've seen, I was looking for a little something different to give the kids (actually, all of us!) something to remember. Thanks to a fellow Forum member (Thanks Grant), we checked out and decided to give a try to this place.....

http://slotcanyonhummeradventures.com


It turned out to be a lot of fun. As noted by their name, not only do you get a slot canyon visit - but also a Hummer adventure in the same trip. You park at their shop in town, and then everyone piles into one of their Hummers and they take you a few miles outside of town - where you turn off onto a dirt "road" for the last few miles of the trip to the slot canyon. Needless to say, you're in a Hummer for a reason, and they put all of its capabilities to use on the way out and back.
Upon arriving at this particular slot canyon ("Secret Canyon") your Hummer-load of people (if I remember right they'll take anywhere from 2 - 6 people for a trip) will be the only ones there exploring this canyon. It was nice for the kids and my wife because they could take their time walking through and looking w/o any crowds or tour guides pushing them along, and for "the photographer" it was nice not to have to stand around and hope that a crowd would clear in order to get a decent shot! If you're out this way - and looking for something like this - I'd highly recommend these guys. They're friendly, knowledgable, the Hummers are clean and nice, and they even bring along lots of bottled water!

Enough chit-chat - on to the photos.....


#1 - Showing some of the kids headed into the canyon for perspective



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#7 - I suppose I could have pp'd the bird poop off the right-hand side - but I think it lends an air of "authenticity".....



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#9 - And finally, a shot of the kids (and our guide) before we hop back in to the Hummer for the trip back to town


All 6 of us had a blast, and again, I would highly recommend it if this is the type of thing you're looking for.

That concludes our week+ family vacation last June in the beautiful state of Arizona. A perfect spot for a family vacation - assuming the kids are old enough to keep up with all the hiking!

Thanks to all for looking and commenting on all my previous posts of the trip.....

Tim

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I almost missed this series, and I'm sure glad I didn't. Very cool pics that combine some great photography and what appears to be a bunch of fun.

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I almost missed this series, and I'm sure glad I didn't. Very cool pics that combine some great photography and what appears to be a bunch of fun.

Jer

Thanks Jer.
Yeah - We had a blast, which is pretty amazing considering I'm not a huge fan of heat. Give me -15F over 98F & humid ANY day!
(I guess that means I'm living in the right place then. Oh, wait - We get BOTH!)

Thanks for looking,

Tim
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Great shots! I really enjoy that area. I cant wait to get back. Keep up the good work.
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Outstanding Tim - one of the places I want to go for sure and it's resonable close. This is an excellent series.

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First time I've seen this post and just have to comment. Beautiful images and wonderful colors. I particularly like #4 & 5! I feel like I can touch the wall and feel the texture and grain. Superb job!
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Great shots! I really enjoy that area. I cant wait to get back. Keep up the good work.
Thanks. It IS a beautiful area - Much more so than I expected from "the desert".....



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Outstanding Tim - one of the places I want to go for sure and it's resonable close. This is an excellent series.

Thanks Dave. Definately worth the trip - Although I might choose a time of year other than June next time, as it gets a little warm out there!



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First time I've seen this post and just have to comment. Beautiful images and wonderful colors. I particularly like #4 & 5! I feel like I can touch the wall and feel the texture and grain. Superb job!
Glad you liked them. Thanks for taking the time to look & comment.....

Tim
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