The Grand Canyon

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About four hours from Phoenix is one of the most iconic parks that Arizona is known for. It’s one of the views you have to experience at least once in your life. The Grand Canyon is incredibly mesmerizing and made me see that there is so much to experience in the world.

Arizona, I love your natural beauty!

Although I did not get a hike in on this visit, it was well worth the stop on the way to Page, Arizona.

Page, Arizona

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Lower Antelope Canyon, called Hazdistazí, or “spiral rock arches” by the Navajo Indians. The Low Canyon’s is longer narrower in spots, and even footing is not available in all areas. It is one of the most captivating locations of the southwest, and was one I could not wait to visit.

The tour was provided by The Dixi Ellis Low Canyon Tours. It was about an hour and a half long. My tour guide Aaron did a great job of explaining the figures in the Canyon while providing some background on the Navajo culture. He mentioned that summers are very popular with some groups waiting as much as two hours.

While in Page, Az you will want to stop by and visit Horseshoe Bend. It is a short hike away from an iconic landscape 200 million years in the making.

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Arizona Snow Day

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While the desert parts of Arizona are renowned for their warm climates, snow is not uncommon to portions of Arizona. From November through March, when storm systems from the Pacific Ocean cross the state, heavy snow can accumulate in the mountains of central and northern Arizona.

This particular winter wonderland was captured near the rims of the Grand Canyon where it experienced snow this weekend due to the high altitude.