Antelope Canyon


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Antelope Canyon

Light Shining into Cavern

There are so many things going on lately–and consequently so many things to post about–that I’ve become a bit blocked when it comes to getting back to blogging. It’s been nice to take a little break for traveling, moving, and acquainting myself with a new home and routine, but now where to begin? It’s completely self-imposed (right?) but it feels like, after stepping away for so long, my first post has to be something really phenomenal. So this is my attempt at dissipating that: Antelope Canyon. Because what is more phenomenal than this slot canyon?

Aron and I went on a road trip one April, many years ago (maybe 2002?), and detoured through Navajo lands near Page, Arizona, to visit the Antelope Slot Canyon–a narrow canyon formed within eroded Sandstone. Once sliding through a crevice just barely wider than our shoulders, the floor opened up to reveal deep and wavy corridors of stunning red rock.

More regular (non-phenomenal) posting to resume next week!

P.S. Looking for more travel inspiration? Search our travelogues (Vermont and Sardinia are two of my favorites, but I’m hoping we’ll have another weekend in Napa this fall–it’s only an hour away) or browse all travel-related posts.

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Let’s Discuss

  1. Kelly

    So weird, I JUST changed my desktop background to a picture of this canyon…about 1 minute before I read your post! Lovely!

  2. Jay

    Fabulous pictures. This canyon has been on my bucket list for a while. Hope to get there next year. Did you have to hike in with a guide or were you able to do it on your own?

    • Ashley

      At the time, we did it on our own but I hear you’re required to have reservations and a guide now. I won’t lie, the stories about flash floods and slot canyons did make the whole thing a bit eerie.

  3. So pretty! It looks like big globs of meringue! And I know what you mean about resuming blogging. I just gave birth to my first baby in July and I haven’t quite managed to resume my normal blogging routine. It’ll come though. Welcome back!

  4. omigosh, this place looks absolutely magical! i think i have to put it on my travel destinations for the very near future. your shots are so gorgeous, too! do you ever think of selling any?

    • Ashley

      You’re so nice to say so! I half-heartedly opened a print shop on Etsy a while back but then never really followed through. Maybe one day… I really appreciate the encouragement!

  5. Kara

    I miss you guys! Don’t feel so much pressure to write an epic tome, just chat about what’s on your mind. How’s the house? How does Aron like his new job? Did your stuff arrive from NY? whatever – let’s just catch up :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kara! Will do my best! I’ve missed blogging as well. I have a babysitter coming a few hours a week starting next week, so hopefully it will allow me a bit more creative space (mentally). And I’ll tell Aron you asked about the job–so nice of you! I think it’s going well and I love his hours with Kaiser, personally.

  6. I totally relate to wanting to update your readers on everything that happens. I end up writing these super long posts and then Joe says, why don’t you just chose one of these to write about? ha! I forget readers will pick up wherever you drop them off. A blog is like short stories that way, I suppose. : )

  7. Welcome back. You’ve been missed. I hope you’re settling in well to your new home and getting your head around it. It’s such a huge job. What stunning photos and gorgeous location. Jx

  8. Judy

    Have missed your posts! My family and I just came back from a road trip through Antelope Canyon this past August. One of the most beautiful things we have ever seen.

  9. Wow, seriously stunning! Hats off to mother nature and your pics! Reminds me a little of Petra.
    I love all your posts phenomenal or not!

  10. chrissy

    AMAZING photos – I wish I had a print to hang up! Absolutely stunning. Hope you guys are settling in well in California!

  11. I finally made it to Antelope Canyon this past summer. I’m a native Arizonan and can’t believe it took this long. It is one of the coolest things I’ve seen… right in my backyard!

  12. These are amazing (and beautiful). I would love to go there. One of the default backgrounds that came with my phone is of Antelope Canyon (although I didn’t know it was Antelope Canyon until now). Thanks for sharing these, they will certainly suffice until I can get there in person one day!

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  15. Awesome shots ! I presume al photos were taken at Lower Antelope Canyon ? Did you also visit The Upper Canyon ? If so would you prefer the Upper or Lower part ?

    • Ashley

      Yes–I’m afraid I can’t speak to the comparison of the two. If you visit, you’ll have to check back in and let us know what you thought!