UPDATE: The best photos can be found here.
The build-up to this year's ExploratoRio was interrupted at its peak. Spring Break inserted itself between the final preparations and the event. With nine days of forced vacation, what to do? Oh: how about a trip to Arizona to once again get red rock dirt on my hiking boots?
The plan is to fly to Phoenix and rent a car. Then drive to Meteor Crater and Painted Desert (Petrified Forest). Next a drive/hike in Petrified Forest and up to Chinle for a recon pass through Canyon de Chelly. Then up to Monument Valley. From there, to Page and the Antelope Canyon slots (canyons, not casinos). Then down to Grand Canyon for a few days. Lastly, a night in Sedona in search of a healing energy vortex. Or not! Then fly back to Sactown in time for school.
Anyway, photos will trickle in here: