Although the weather shows no sign of improving on Sunday, we head out for the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, south of Page.
Going back down the side of the Echo Cliffs, the views of the cliffs and the river-carved canyons below begin a day full of OMGs!
|Hwy 89 drops into the valley below through this narrow cut,|
|and looks out across this inspiring vista. Later we will be around the other side of those clifs|
|West end of the Echo Cliffs|
|North end of the Vermillion Cliffs|
|Not far from the river canyon stand these natural centinels|
|While vermillion is the dominate color, there are rich blues as well|
|Lees Ferry Lodge, Hwy 89A|
|A very sweet location|
|Wind-proof door mat|
|Vermillion Cliffs ruins|
|Didn't see it until I uploaded the photos.....|
|What came first....the house or the rock....|
|with balancing rocks and beautiful views|
|Turning a rock into a home with rocks|
|Information plaque written in disappearing ink|
|The viewpoint is laid out like a medicine wheel|
|Condor Viewing Area|
|While I only capture evidence in the camera, Bill sees a Condor in flight with the binoculars|
|Not a Condor|
|The sun comes out as we turn around to head back|
As if the cliffs haven't been enough this first day of May, we take the short drive out to Lees Ferry and enjoy even more amazingness!! The small campground will accommodate a few bigger RVs, has flush toilets, no hook ups, dump station.
An outfitters group is setting up for an early morning launch - 13 days to Lake Mead in large rafts. What a great trip. Fortunately the weather is supposed to be perfect for the next two weeks.
|They're going to have so much fun!|
|The sinking sun turns the red to orange|
|and the blue to purple|
|Favorite view of the day|
|Still more balancing rocks|
|Two-headed dinosaur robot|
|Where the brown Paria River joins the dark blue Colorado|
We had hoped to see Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend on Monday before making our way into Utah on Tuesday. However, none of that happens.
Everything is fine, and we're grateful that our home is mobile and our plans are written in Jello.