Hanging out and riding the OneWheel ➖🔘➖ along the Grand Canyon South Rim trail. Magnificent views from around 7500 feet elevation with the canyon being as much as a mile deep, carved by the Colorado River over the millennia, illustrating a cross section through Earth's history going back to almost 2 billion years in some of the oldest rocks at the bottom.. it was breathtaking to behold!
Our almost 10 hour, 22.5 mile hike downstream to the Utah/Arizona border and back upstream to our camp again on this river, condensed into a minute. (The more downstream we got, the narrower the river got with almost slot canyon like features with steep cliffs either side- the last 8 miles or so on the way back were after dark which only added to the adventure). As challenging as it was (especially slipping and sliding in the wet mud and clay), it was a delight to be the only people out there, in true wilderness with only untouched nature to enjoy. With @rvlifestyle_fun (see my previous post with the stats from my GPS watch)
Hiked over 22 miles downstream to the Utah/Arizona border and back upstream again to our camp in total on this river (water up to knee depth) slipping and sliding in the muddy clay) -the more downstream we got, the narrower the river got with almost slot canyon like features with steep cliffs either side- the last 8 miles on the way back were after dark. With @rvlifestyle_fun. As challenging it was, it was so rewarding being the only people out there, in true wilderness with no phone reception and only untouched nature to behold. Video to come...
Back just over the Utah border on our road trip from Arizona between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT after a short hike from the road, you can find these giant “toadstools” 🍄or hoodoos, in a strange alien like, almost 'Alice in Wonderland' landscape, which formed because harder Dakota Sandstone boulders perch atop pedestals of softer, more easily weathered towers of Entrada Sandstone and range in height from a meter or two (3-6 feet) to 10+ meters (over 32 feet)..
The beginning of the Grand Canyon whilst still close to Page, Arizona. With 1000 feet sheer drops, the Colorado River after emerging from Lake Powell in it's meandering has cut this deep horseshoe shaped Canyon into the Navajo Sandstone to create this impressive landscape
Rock art. Nature is the greatst artist. Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon on sacred Navajo (Native American) land. The unique, 'flow' like smooth structures were formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding.. Over time the passageways eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges in such a way as to form the characteristic shapes in the rock.. Fortunately it was dry for us on this visit 🙏 With @rvlifestyle_fun
Really appreciated this Navajo Nation (Native American Reservation) Tribal Park.. In the middle of the arid desert, close to the Arizona/Utah border, characterized by a cluster of vast, distinctive sandstone buttes and the location for many movies including multiple John Ford Westerns and even the point where Forrest Gump decides to stop running (now known as Forrest Gump Point). We drove off road exploring the valley and camped in the wild (as we have mostly been doing) enjoying more star watching and light painting after dark, getting wild in the Wild West. With @rvlifestyle_fun
Four Corners.. Being in 4 states simultaneously. On our road trip, standing where the Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona State lines meet- on Navajo land. With @rvlifestyle_fun
Checking out these prehistoric abandoned 1000 year old native peoples' 'Pueblo' dwellings built into the cliff faces of Mesa Verde National Park in the wilderness (this one is called 'Balcony House') and going for another epic hike observing the wildlife in Colorado. With @rvlifestyle_fun
Took our road trip to the next level driving this 4x4 Wolverine UTV at the world famous Slickrock area at Moab, Utah over some of the best and most insane/challenging (sometimes near vertical) off road driving terrain which is made up of prehistorically, solidified sand dunes. Even saw some Raptor dinosaur footprints en route.. Really fun and now I'm hooked. With @rvlifestyle_fun : Music: www.bensound.com
Moab in Utah has so much to see, experience and do. Canyonlands is another National Park close by with a Grand Canyon like feel to it on a slightly smaller scale and so very different to Arches National Park..
Road trip with @rvlifestyle_fun around the South Western USA in 360 degrees Music: Good Morning Musician: Philip E Morris
Hiking and rock scrambling in Devil's Garden, Arches National Park towards the 'Double O Arches' required me to climb this tall, narrow 'fin' of rock which definitely contributed to raising my adrenaline as well as my serotonin...
This is my favorite National Park so far in cowboy country. With some of the most unique landscape and structures carved by the wind in the desert and advanced rock scrambling hikes. Includes 'Delicate Arch', 'Delicate Boulder', 'Double Arches/Windows', 'Devil's Garden' and 'Double O Arches'... With @rvlifestyle_fun Music: Last Summer Musician: @iksonofficial
Advanced rock scrambling hike in the arid yet beautiful desert to the 'Double O' Arches carved by the wind in Arches National Park
Camping by the raging Colorado River in Moab, Utah by day and at night under a star filled sky as our base to explore the amazing National Parks in the local area. With @rvlifestyle_fun
Camping at high altitude in freezing temperatures in a snow storm ❄️🥶 in late May near Capitol Reef National Park on my road trip with @rvlifestyle_fun
Gaining inspiration from the city amphitheater like landscape in Bryce National Park, Utah