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We got up early. Check out was quick and then we got in the car and started towards Page. It was before sunrise… twilight… active-animal-time. We could see colors though, so we felt it was light enough to minimize the risk of a collision. We drove slowly and with our eyes peeled. We hadn’t even left the Village and we had already encountered half a dozen deer. A couple crossing the road, a few grazing right alongside it. They must be quite used to cars and people, they didn’t appear electricity use in the us bothered by them at all. On Desert Drive, one stood right in the middle of the road. We stopped a good distance away until it walked into the forest.

Pretty soon though, we passed the Watchtower and then we turned away from the Canyon and the landscape changed. Flat, open and with only small ravines visible. If I didn’t know better, I wouldn’t think that there would be a gaping chasm in the ground just a few miles further west. We passed signs for Navajo stalls, though they were closed (it was still early). The Cameron Trading Post might have been open, but we had decided against a stop there so we drove on.

We turned towards Tuba City when we reached the160- junction. I was fascinated with the Painted Desert and hoped to see some of it here. We drove about 15 minutes that way before heading back. There were some nicely rust-red colored hills on the way. But we saw the real rainbow explosion right along highway 89. It was j gastrointest surg almost unbelievable how a landscape of mainly bare rock could be this colorful. Seven different shades of red, four of yellow, plus pink and purple and bluish-grey and brown… Five different shades of green as vegetation popped up here and there. I was stunned. If I had seen a painting of this, I would have assumed it was an artist’s fancy… But it was quite real and absolutely beautiful.

Getting close to Page, we made a short stop at the Horseshoe Bend. We weren’t particularly bothered about this, but passing right by it we thought we might as well take a quick look. The parking lot wasn’t full, but there were still quite a few people out here. It was a short walk. The bend is a pretty sight and it really is a long way down there! There was a boat down there, and it looked tiny. An area was fenced off because of the construction of the viewing platform, but most of the drop was still open. People completely disregarded the warnings about not getting on rock ledges, and there were a lot of kids running around. It seemed a miracle to me that accidents aren’t more common here. We didn’t linger. This little side trip took us just over half an hour gas x strips directions (I don’t usually time our sightseeing, but we had an appointment to keep this morning so I was conscious of the clock).

We then reached Page and headed to the Walmart. We had decided it would be handy to have a small cooler and assumed we could find a cheap one there. We also needed food and propane gas (tonight’s accommodation was a tent. There would be a heater, but we needed to bring some gas if we wanted to use it. This being the desert and nights being chilly, we thought that would be a good idea). We found the cooler, but weren’t very impressed with the food options. We grabbed some snacks and resolved to sort out dinner later at a different store. We were driving out of the parking lot when we noticed we had forgotten about the gas canister… we didn’t have time to go back for it now. We had come to Page to tour a slot canyon, we’d chosen the Horseshoe Bend Canyon and our 11am tour would begin soon. So we had a quick bite, applied sunscreen, checked our pack and laced up our hiking boots. We checked in the required 15 minutes before, ready for our next adventure.

Everyone was on time, and we all boarded a Jeep-type vehicle. We sat in the back and buckled up. A quick drive down gaslighting examples the road and then… no more road. It was a good thing we had strapped in tight. A fun but bumpy ride through the desert later, we stopped near the canyon. A previous group was just heading out, and then it was just us in the slot canyon. If I remember correctly, we had eight people in our group. Everyone was friendly and courteous about giving others time and space, to look and 1940 gas station photos wonder and photograph. We walked through the canyon twice and it was absolutely amazing. The color, the smooth curves, the narrowing walls. It was almost dark at one point, and emerging back into sunlight felt like a different world. We weren’t rushed through at all, and our guide took the time to answer questions. He wasn’t a regular guide (just helping out on the weekend) and maybe not as smooth or personable as a full-time professional may have been. But he was friendly and he cared. We were very impressed with being in a slot canyon, it was a completely new experience for us. And we could enjoy that experience on this tour, which made us happy we spent our money here.

The tour took a little over 2.5 hours. We were buzzing from such a great experience when we got back. It took us a moment to downshift back to the mundane details that we needed to sort out… but we hadn’t managed to find great food options earlier, so we went to a nearby Safeway. We picked up stuff for dinner and a late lunch. Then quickly back to Walmart for the propane gas after eating pasta gas and then we finally had everything on our shopping list.

It was an easy drive, and we were doing great time-wise (we had managed to leave Page a little earlier than I thought we might, even with the back-and-forth shopping). We passed a sign for the Navajo National Monument. I hadn’t thought we could fit it in, but I had looked it up when researching our trip. Since we had some extra time (and we quickly decided we would rather visit this than to the Codetalkers Exhibit in Kayenta – our alternative option for a stop), we made a spur-of-the-moment call to drive up there.

The visitor center was closed and the parking lot deserted, though we saw a few people heading off to a campground. I needed the map outside to re-orient myself, but I had remembered there being a short walk to a cliff dwelling viewpoint. This Sandal Trail was what had originally attracted me to this site and it was thankfully easy to find. (There are longer hikes that get you close up to cliff dwellings, but only in summer and on a guided tour with a ranger). We are very interested in the early human history of this region. Looking over to that huge cliff and seeing where people have once made their homes under a stone roof, was impressive. We were the only ones there and we studied the Betatakin ruins through our binoculars for a while. It was interesting, peaceful and quiet. We also stopped at the Tsegi Overlook (pretty viewpoint), but then it was time electricity related words to head back. We were happy to have taken the time to drive out here.

We reached Monument Valley, found the campsite and had a quick chat with the owner. We familiarized ourselves with the tent (the fully equipped tents can be rented via AirBnB, we only needed to bring the propane gas). We were right on time to watch the changing light setting fire to the Monuments, which was pretty. There were clouds in the sky and we were treated to a vibrant colorful light show as the sun went away. And then it was dark, really dark. We went to bed early, because we had booked a sunrise tour for tomorrow. Some cows had wandered over and we heard them snuffling and munching grass as we lay r gasquet in bed. The bed was comfy and had so many blankets. It had gotten chilly with sundown, but I wasn’t sure we would need quite that many layers…

Hi K-Bot! We had just a few ‘busy’ days in our itinerary, and this was one of them. It was a compromise, and not our preferred solution. This was designed to allow us to still get to a few specific sights we wanted to see when we didn’t have a night to spare. It only worked because of the daylight hours we had available and our preferred slot canyon tour being at exactly the right time. It didn’t feel like a particularly long drive, probably because we broke it up with a long break in Page and a shorter one at the Navajo National Monument: getting to see/do something interesting and stretching our legs really helped.

Yes, the tent was booked via AirBnB. This was a camp-type-tent. It was spacious, large enough to stand up in and it came with a double stretcher bed. There were also lamps, a heater and a mountain of blankets. It’s not glamping, but it was comfortable. It was all set up for us when we got there. We had a decent view of a number of Monuments around us, but it is a completely different view as the one you’d get at The View Hotel. We still liked it, especially since sleeping in a tent allowed to really experience the temperature changes and complete darkness of the desert electricity consumption after sunset. Pretty cool sums it up really well, hihi.