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Monday, 2 July 2012

Horseshoe Bend

I'm a bit late with these photographs, but I haven't been able to find the time to post this! We are back in Phoenix now, all nice and rested again. These are some photographs from Lees Ferry in Page, which I mentioned about in an earlier post.

Technically, if you search for Lees Ferry you will find the photograph of Horseshoe Bend (as shown below) yet whilst we were actually at Lees Ferry as a place, we couldn't find it anywhere. But out of chance we came across it in Page, which is on the border of Utah. Although, the Colorado river does start there too so it is still technically classed as Lees Ferry, but very misleading to find. Good old American sign-posting there I see.

And so we set off on what appeared to be a small walk up a sandy hill, to which we assumed we would find this Horseshoe Bend at the top. We did not, again, the signs lie. Note, when you see a sign in America that says '3/4 of a mile' it lies. It actually means 2 miles. And walking up and down sand dunes in 95F heat is never a great thing.

But when we did finally get to the top (it was so high!) we got some great views.

... including this crazy Polish guy who was hanging right over the edge trying to get his photograph. The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. Maybe he wouldn't be hanging on the edge if he knew that, but I certainly wasn't willing to try it!


Gabby said...

Such lovely pictures, glad your having a nice trip :)

Gabby, Tread Softly x

Louisejoyb said...

Thank you Gabby! :) x