Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
July 13, 2013
Saturday - day 3 (continued)
Lower Antelope Canyon has some history. In 1997, 11 tourists were killed by a flash flood, and today most people are accompanied by a guide, there is a weather radio and a siren at the ticket office. Still, as recent as 2010, others were stranded or injured by flooding which can come from storms far away.
The quarter mile hike through the winding canyon was beautiful and we were all very impressed. We had a large group, which actually was good. It took the guide longer to show everyone the features and help us get the best pictures. What would have been a 40 minute tour, turned into an hour and a half. I never minded waiting, as I had only to turn around or step a little to one side to get different views. I took more photos in Antelope Canyon than I did at Zion and Bryce combined. The canyon was so narrow and winding that we were often by ourselves or with just a handful of others.