Day 4. Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend

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I woke up to a beautiful sunrise from my hammock on top of Zion. Another beautiful sight to see. Then reality hit and I realized I still have to hike back. Oh! Since JD was complaining about this shoulders being raw because he accidentally bought a woman's backpack, he made me carry this heavy ass tent. Oh great, 10 more lbs to carry on my back. WIDE LOAD! Watch out! The upside of this hike was that it's mostly downhill but still kicked my ass. 5 more miles and it took half the time than the day before. My feet are killing me and my body is physically drained. All I could think coming down the mountain was to roll around in a bed of a medium rare steak, mashed potatoes, and veggies after I shotgun a cool blue Gatorade. Those Fuckers are delicious. If you haven't had one, you are missing out and it'll change your life! If you have disagree, we'll you're drunk. Go home! Unfortunately I had to settle for a chicken quesadilla and a POWERade. It's ok, it's better than snacking on highly processed snacks and purified water from a spring. (lesson learned) Anyways, let's get to the nitty gritty and talk about the journey to Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend which are both minutes from each other in Page, AZ. First off, if you don't mind paying double the price then goto upper antelope canyon where they charge an insane $8 permit to get on the Indian Reservation plus $40 for the tour. Now lower antelope is half the price with basically the same views. I will eventually check the other one out when I make my way down here again. For $28 through Kens Tours this was probably worth every penny because if you look from the ground you don't notice the canyon at all. Then you walk down a ladder into this majestic beauty of smooth and beautiful red weathered rock from flash floods carving it's unique path the past million plus years. We finally finished our guided tour which you must have by the way which sucked because there were so many people in the way for that perfect picture you keep waiting to take but can't because the people in front of you will not get out of the way. If you try and ask them nicely, they don't understand English. Damn tourists! Our last stop for the day was Horseshoe Bend which is right off U.S. 89 just south of Page. We pull up to the parking lot and it's absolutely packed. Mind you this at 7pm. Don't people have to eat or something? Apparently not. Anyways, it's about a quarter mile stroll in the sand with all kinds of foreigners with their selfie sticks and massive iPads. The more you travel, you realize it's more common than you think. I'm not judging but its a sight to see. I got up to the edge to overlook the Colorado River that carved it's way through the earth to create this incredible view. This view was massive, it's one of those views where a cell phone will not capture the whole scene. Thank God for the gopro wide eye. In the photo I share you can see people and a boat. It puts it into perspective on how small they look and how big this place is. I could sit there for hours just staring in the sunset...

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