Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring Break Arizona

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:



Darren said...

Great picture.

Dean Baird said...

Thanks Darren; hard to believe there were a dozen other photogs in a tangle of tripods all around me and about a hundred other visitors to the upper slot at that moment. The canyon (corridor) was as crowded as I've ever seen it, but I was happy to come away with a few keepers.