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Old 11-07-2014, 12:09 AM   #21
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Nice ... ... the only problem is ...

The two other boats are going to broach being nearly broadside to the current and rapids. This bowrider has a better chance ... in this picture at least ...


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Old 11-17-2014, 12:33 PM   #22
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While you're in the area visit Page Arizona and check out Horseshoe Bend State Park and upper and lower Antelope Canyons. https://www.google.com/search?q=ante...ed=0CAYQ_AUoAQ
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:25 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=Richard W;281955]Nice ... ... the only problem is ...

The two other boats are going to broach being nearly broadside to the current and rapids. This bowrider has a better chance ... in this picture at least ...

Agreed!.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #24
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Tunnel, funny you should mention Antelope Canyon. We just bought a 3'x5' photo printed on canvas of the Grand Canyon from a professional photographer. We were discussing photography which is a hobby of mine.

Antelope Canyon was one of the places he likes to go to take photos and suggested we make a trip up there. That's definitely on my to-do list. The photos you linked to were pretty amazing.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:29 AM   #25
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Lower Antelope Canyon (on a boat):



Upper (dry at the time) Antelope Canyon (on foot, looking up toward the "ceiling"):



Worth the visit!
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:50 AM   #26
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Beautiful!
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:25 AM   #27
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Thanks for posting all the pictures. A trip through that area with our travel trailer is on our bucket list.
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Dan, I think there are a couple of RV parks right near the canyon on the south rim. From there it's a short hike to where you can look into the canyon and jump on the buses that take you along the south rim route.

It's worth the trip.
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Thanks for the info on the RV parks. The pictures are gorgeous even if they don't capture it all. Thanks again for posting them.
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Wife and I have discussed it at length and believe an RV trip to the canyon needs to budget 5 days minimum in the park. Bicycles are a must for us YMMV
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We spent 3 days there. The first day we drove there and got to the canyon in early afternoon. We wandered around the main Grand Canyon Village area but didn't get on any of the transit buses for trips to other areas. We returned to our hotel that night (Best Western in the village, about 5 miles south of the canyon) and had a great dinner there.

The second day I got up around 4:30 and was in the park along the canyon rim well before the sun came up so I could photograph the rising sun and changing scenery in the canyon itself. It was worth getting up!

We spent the second day touring the GC Village and riding the tour buses along Hermit Road to the west end of that part of the park. We had dinner that night at El Tovar which sits right at the edge of the canyon. Spectacular food and great views as the sun was setting.

The third day we took off and drove out to the eastern viewpoints then back to our condo in the Phoenix area.

We didn't do any hiking because these old knees aren't up to it. If you're doing any hiking, five days would be about right. If you're not hiking you can pretty much see the canyon in three.

Here are a couple of videos I took on the second morning.



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On our last trip to the Canyon, we also enjoyed the Grand Canyon Railroad, which at the time, I believe had one of the last glass roofed observation cars.
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