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    Slot Canyons

    Ever wonder how those beautiful sandstone slot canyons get made? Carved so deep and narrow? Polished so smooth with convoluted curves and twists?

    This is Lower Antelope Canyon just outside Page,AZ. Both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons are absolutely spectacular and worth a special visit (when dry). Plus admission fees go to the Navajos and that aint bad.th-6.jpegth-7.jpegth-8.jpeg
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    Scary part is you can be climbing in a canyon and the water shows up as a 12-foot tall wall moving 60mph, and no warning because the storm that dumped the water rained itself out 30 minutes ago 25 miles away.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Ever wonder how those beautiful sandstone slot canyons get made? Carved so deep and narrow? Polished so smooth with convoluted curves and twists?
    Now I know, thanks!

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    Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons; th-2.jpegth-3.jpegth.jpegAmazing places, colors are true to lifeth-4.jpegth-5.jpeg
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    While nothing like the shown video I was once unfortunate enough to get caught up in a desert flash flood in a sandy Texan arroyo and I feel extremely lucky to have survived. Seriously dangerous stuff.
    But I do recogmend the Antelope Canyons for anyone in the Page, AZ area since they are so easy to visit. Upper is guided, flat and spacious inside. The Lower canyon is tight, self guided with a more intimate feel requiring a bit of scrambling. Not for the claustrophobic. For those who like their colorful sandstone in the open I recommend The Wave.th-10.jpegth-9.jpeg
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    I've watched the 60 mile away storm water come through in Nevada. Would not want to be down in the wash for nothing.
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    Yup! Dangerous for sure to be in the wrong place. Driving cross country back in 1970 we came over a mountain near Flagstaff, AZ and could see a big rain storm ahead. By the time we got in to Flagstaff it was a major flood zone. Luckily the highway patrol stopped us miles out of town and held us up for 4 hours while the waters subsided. Unlike here where we have trees, streams and creeks that slow and direct the rain waters to predetermined paths you guys get storms that make their own routes and have nowhere to go but down hill and unbelievably fast. I would want to live high on a hill and would also study the geography before building my house out there.

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    Ive always wanted to go to antelope caverns... peek a boo and spooky gulch are just outside of Escalante Utah off of the hole in the rock road and they are free if you can hike a little.

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