Page Arizona

Have you ever seen these rock formations and wondered where they came from? Page Arizona! That is where you will find these rock formations. I’ve always been awestruck, and amazed by these formations. So the question remains how did these caves / canyons / formations become what they are today?

Basically these canyons are made up of  sandstone and they’re created by Massive flood waters that tear through the canyons and carve them out. what you’re looking at is Antelope Canyon. And if you’ve never been there it is an amazing experience. There is literally a photogenic moment and every bend.Some see the pictures can’t even do it justice. That should be amazing to you just look at the pictures and try not to be awestruck. So if it’s better in person and pictures and videos don’t do it justice wouldn’t it warn’t a trip there? I would think so.

So how do you prepare for a trip into Antelope Canyon?This is kind of a beginner’s hike, or maybe it’s not really a hike at all it’s more like a walk so if you’re not much of a hiker this one’s perfect for you. I would definitely bring water, good shoes, and don’t forget your camera! You’ll definitely need your camera you’ll be mad at yourself if you forget to bring it. Also there’s one other thing that you don’t want to forget and that is money. Don’t forget this is a national park and you need money to get in it’s normally anywhere from 30 to 60 bucks but that’ll give you a day pass to all the parks in Arizona.

Oftentimes people make a day trip out of 3 of Arizona parks on the same day. so first stop would be Antelope Canyon, next would be Horseshoe Bend, and after that would be the Grand Canyon. this way you’re able to make the most of your 30-60 bucks for your entrance fee into the park.

If it’s cloudy or looking like it’s going to rain just remember there’s a good chance that the shutdown Antelope Canyon. You really don’t want to miss Antelope Canyon so I would just keep it that day all together I would heading to Phoenix and maybe do some shopping and wait for some better weather. The reason that they closed down Antelope Canyon when it’s going to rain is for flash flooding. You do not want to be anywhere near Antelope Canyon when the flooding goes on. it’s a very serious and dangerous place to be whole Canyon fills up with water and the water moves at ridiculous speeds. Nature has a crazy way of making beautiful things. Just make sure you’re not there when Nature is deciding to chisel away at her Canyon.

One more thing I’d like to add before I am this is the best time to go into the canyon is 12 o’clock noon. and the reason is is because the light is directly overhead and allows for the most beautiful pictures. The Canyons light up in a reddish color at noon. Just the way the walls are the light shards coming through a really cool at this time of day. Make sure there’s no cloud cover and to see the light rays coming through and bouncing off the canyon walls.

Driving the I 10 through Phoenix, AZ

The I 10 in Phoenix in no joke in the middle of the summer, and the locals know it. What I mean by that statement is you can end up in a world of hurt out there in the interstate if your not prepared for the Arizona sun. On thing smart to do is to check the local weather station out here to get a good feel for the conditions before you head out the door. I check http://az511.com/ for my local road reports.

YOU TOO MIGHT FIND IT A BIT BENEFICIAL. I once thought it might be a good idea to just go as I pleased. Boy was I wrong.

To thing’s to remember when your on the I 10.

  • If the time of day is approaching rush hour forget it. Wait till a more appropriate time and you will not be dissatisfied. For all the beauties of state is why people love it here. Lots of people lots of traffic.
  • Heat. Plan and simple. It is so hot in the middle of the summer here its down right dangerous. I would at all costs try to stay out of the extreme weather when you are driving. Meaning stay in till the sun goes down or leave before it becomes too intense. I like to travel in the late evenings around here myself.

There was a time I did not realize what I was doing. I was just so exited to be in Arizona.I would go anywhere anytime. It was not smart. What would you imagine happens when it gets too hot down here? Tires pop,and engines overheat. trust me it’s not so good to get stuck in the sun when you have no A/C and that can happen to you like it did me if your not careful.  Thank goodness for a towing company in Gilbert, AZ that saved my butt.

I never really realized how important that might be if you got caught in the sun. Thank goodness these towing guys outta Gilbert Arizona were fast. I really feel like I could have died out there. Just saying maybe you should learn from my mistakes, be smart about it. If it’s 120 degrees you really shouldn’t be out there on the roadways. Plus your just making it unsafe for the rescue crews.

One thing you never think of, but is always good is you should be considerate of our emergency crews. Just imagine being out of the highway when it’s 120 degrees stuck on the road like i was. And imagine trying to work on it because someone else decided they were going to go out there and risk themselves and now you have to save them. I was one of those people that did not think of this but now I am aware of the dangers.

Arizona is a beautiful state, but not one to be messed with in the middle of the summer. You all be safe out there, and try to remember a few of these tips to make your time in Arizona a great time.