The Colorado Plateau is arguably one of the best places on Earth. After graduation on Friday, Kendall and I drove (she slept, I drove) to the Kaibab. The timing could not have been better.
We walked out to the East Rim Mesa during the sunrise
and began to enjoy the sunset from the Arizona Trail.
We headed to camp for about an hour of sleep (having drive all night) and headed down
below the rim.
It really made me think hard about a Rim2Rim2Rim. Tentative date is set for Labor Day. Anyone want in?
As in every Kaibab tradition, we headed to the lodge for views and beer. Thereafter, we drove down to Page to get kayaks and head down to Marble Canyon.
History in the rocks abound in this canyon
left.....right.......left.......right. It takes a little practice on a tandem.
A semi-late start into Marble Canyon meant a nice sunset from the kayak.
The next morning we drove to Lake Powell to kayak some more, this time with the dogs.
then hiked the short jaunt to see Marble Canyon from a different perspective.
In case you have not heard the flash flood story, remind me to tell it to you later. Lastly, we went canyoneering at Waterholes Canyon. The southern portion is closed to hikers per the Navajo Nation, while the northern section is open to hikers. A great option for those not wanting to pay the $32/person to see the often over-crowded Antelope Canyon.