I hadn't considered how scarce lodgings would be in Page. The North rim of the Grand Canyon had recently opened and there was nary a vacancy to be found. Resulting from a fairly extensive search, Motel 6 left the light on for us.
Sat., May 4th we had some time to kill before an appointment, so we went back to Glen Canyon Dam for a few minutes. The bridge near the dam is the 4th highest in the U.S.
Soon we headed for an off-road ride to Secret Canyon through Slot Canyon Hummer Adventures. We paid a pretty penny for the opportunity, but it was well worth it!
Our tour guide, Robert (at right,) was very nice and informative. He was a great driver, too, thankfully! The ride was wild; we bounced around, held on for dear life and had a great time. At one point I pressed my hands to the ceiling to prevent myself from falling down through the windshield. As we reached our destination Robert gunned it, taking us virtually straight up a sandy rock wall. I shouted "Holy shit," but he let off the gas and we drifted safely back down. Overall, there was a LOT of laughing. No pictures from the ride, however. That was just impossible.
Robert told us a lot about the local flora and fauna. This is a Tiger Whiptail Lizard.
Common side-blotched lizard. A "fat boy," in the local parlance.
Within a few minutes we'd reached the entrance to our slot canyon.
Next post; Secret Canyon