Adventure Recap: Page, AZ

After we left the Grand Canyon, we headed two hours north to Page, AZ – home to Horseshoe Bend and one of the most famous slot canyons, Antelope Canyon.

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We were only in Page for one night, so as you could imagine we had a jam-packed schedule.

We checked into the Travelodge Page on North Lake Powell Blvd. Rooms were very spacious and clean, and the check-in staff was pleasant. The morning staff, no so much. Out of all the places we stayed throughout this trip, the Travelodge Page had the most expensive cost per night. This includes Henderson and Las Vegas, NV.

After a quick power nap we were off to Glen Canyon Dam. The 710′ high dam forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. To get good look of the canyon and dam, we went over to the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. It’s an interesting walk down to the overlook from the parking lot area, as you will walk on different types of stone and rock on your. You can see some of them below in the gallery.

After about an hour of wondering around the overlook and getting different types of shots, we drove down the road to Horseshoe Bend – a site I was anxious to see since we booked the trip. Be warned, we went at sunset in mid July and it was very hot. If you’re planning on going during the day, bring lots of water. It’s a half mile walk to the actual overlook.

When we arrived, I was shocked about how many people were actually there. I did expect it to be crowded because we were going at sunset, but this was a surprising amount. Be alert at all times if you’re going close to the edge. It’s amazing to watch what people will do to capture a photograph for Instagram. You can see a small fraction of the actual crowd in this GoPro video.

Once I got my spot on the edge, I used my tripod and gear bag to create a zone where I didn’t have to worry about someone bumping into me while I worked.

I also used this time to capture an HDR shot of the canyon. After I took my metered shots, I was a littler nervous that the picture wasn’t going to come out as I had hoped.I’m happy to say that didn’t happen.

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