Arizona Utah Trip Report

Well, it's been quite a bit of time since I made my last entry.  So long in fact, that I forgot the login for my website's FTP.  Ooops.  I've been very busy over the summer at my new job and taking exams for my architectural license.  Speaking of which, I'm officially a licensed architect in the state of New York!!  That's my excuse for not posting and I'm sticking to it.

So, with all of that happening, I could only scrape up a week of vacation this summer.  With that limited time, I decided to hit the southwest again in Arizona and Utah with my girlfriend.  Our goal was to do a lot of hiking in the National Parks.  My real goal was the slot canyons around Page, AZ.

As usual, here is the infographic of the trip:

I didn't take nearly as many photos as my trip last year.  In fact, outside of the slot canyons, I rarely took any photographs.  We just spent most of our time hiking.

Believe it or not, I'm still going through the photos I took six months later.  There never seems to be enough time.  But I can show this image of Lower Antelope Canyon.  I hope you can see why I wanted to visit.

The highlight of the trip was hiking for miles in the Virgin River Narrows at Zion NP.  Truly an amazing experience.  The low point was getting the rental car stuck in sand at Lone Rock near Lake Powell.  Truly a humbling experience.  Thankfully a good samaritan pulled it out.

On our return, we were greeted by Mia, my cat.  Either she was happy to see us, or she loved the smell of the southwest.