Looking way down to the river


Walking towards the bend

Walking towards the bend

When you are in Page, you need to go and look at the Horseshoe Bend. Obviously.

So, I did.

Some say the best sequence of activities in the area is starting with Lower Antelope Canyon in the morning, then go look at Horseshoe Bend and end up at Lake Powel. I started at the Lower Antelope Canyon around noon, and then moved on to the bend. I found a blog with a comparison of the sun coloring the Horseshoe Bend over the day. I liked the early afternoon and planned accordingly.

A nice walk up a hill and down again to get to the viewpoints. No security, no railings, no warnings, just a big steep drop down if you’re not careful.

 

Testing the boundaries for a view

Testing the boundaries for a view

The closest I will get to any ridge is 1 meter IF it is a flat non slippery surface with enough space to escape to safety. Guess some other people are not as afraid as I am, or just plain stupid.  Makes nice pictures again though.

I traveled alone, and one of the advantages is that nobody will hear me speak my native language, Flamish. You just don’t know what I speak and understand by just looking at my face. And next to Dutch, I understand English, French and German. Always fun to listen into conversations. Also this time, there seemed to be a lot of Europeans around, including 3 young man from Belgium. More specifically Antwerp. I am still a bit puzzled about the relationship between the three of them, as one said to another one he loved him too much for something to happen to him (referring to the daredevils hanging over the cliffs).

 

Here it is... the Horseshoe Bend

Here it is… the Horseshoe Bend

I got that, but what was the third one in this triangle then? I didn’t ask, I would have blown my cover.

I found this Horseshoe Bend quite a special sight. Knowing that water has been carving its way for many many years to get to this point. I found that the US has many exceptional natural curiosities, which they maintain and operate quite well.

D**n, going back… I need to conquer that hill of Mozes again.

See more pictures in the album.

 

And a great view it was

And a great view it was

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