Sunday, April 17, 2016

Horseshoe Bend Overlook of the Colorado River

The couple we were paired with to go thru Lower Antelope Canyon told us that if we haven't seen the Horseshoe Bend Overlook of the Colorado River, it was just a few miles south... and well worth the time.

And so here we are.  And we were not disappointed. You have to feel it to appreciate the grandeur of it all.

Approaching the river the sun was shining, but the clouds were rolling in. A storm was coming.

People were busy taking photos of each other in front of this magnificent viewpoint.

This is apparently the largest deposit of red sandstone in the United States. It is about 2,000 feet deep and extends from Arizona to Wyoming.

Shirley surprised me how brave she was in wanting to get the "best" possible shot of this view.

Loved this shot of a young family... little girl's eyes squeezed tightly closed.

Truly spectacular!

Zooming in on the river closest us we could see campers enjoying the day.

What a perfect camping site.

I asked Shirley to give me her best pose... what a smile!

We spent about half an hour enjoying the view and the people... and the clouds we clearly moving quickly towards us.

As were were walking out, there were still people walking in to take a look. Could they get back before the rain storm hit?

It was moving our way pretty quickly.

After getting into our truck and heading out we went thru a mini blizzard. Two cars hit the rhubarb just before we got there. One rolled over and was badly smashed... the other car in a separate event lost control and hit the ditch with minor damage. These guys are not used to driving in snow.

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." -Edward Abbey

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