Slot Hobbit

I recently got the news that I was one of the fortunate to receive a permit to visit the Wave, part of the North Coyote Butte area in Arizona, in April. It’s a place I have long heard about, and the photos that others have shot there make it look curious, strange and pretty cool. Now I get to check it out in person in a few months. I’ll probably spend a day fooling around near Page so that I can return to the Antelope Canyon slot canyons, a very interesting place which I saw about a year ago for the first time. The slots will likely be crowded there this April, but on my previous visit there — on a very cold January day — I had large sections of the narrows to myself much of the morning. I felt like a hobbit creeping about through some bizarre location in Middle Earth.

Antelope Canyon, a deep narrow slot canyon formed by water and wind erosion, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, a deep narrow slot canyon formed by water and wind erosion.
Image ID: 18001
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA

A hiker admiring the striated walls and dramatic light within Antelope Canyon, a deep narrow slot canyon formed by water and wind erosion, Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona

A hiker admiring the striated walls and dramatic light within Antelope Canyon, a deep narrow slot canyon formed by water and wind erosion.
Image ID: 17995
Location: Navajo Tribal Lands, Page, Arizona, USA