Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Owl Canyon

Great Horned Owls
After the Antelope we stopped at Owl Canyon. Not quite as dramatic as Antelope but it is the residence of two majestic great horned owls. They’re not there often but lucky for us, they were home that day, dozing in one of the crevices, coming into the main canyon. Our guide, Raymond, said that the owls have lived in this canyon for as long as he could remember, always in a pair.

As we wandered deeper into the canyon, its smooth walls seemed to part before us. It was so quiet–the three of us were the only people there. All conversation was reduced to quiet whispers.
Gradually, the canyon enveloped us. Monochrome sandstone hid an explosion of colors that showed itself as we walked into the cave. All remnants of 250 million years of rainwater and sand erosion. Raymond told us that the floor height of the cave varied. He said that where we were standing, last year was 10 feet lower.
As we returned out of the canyon, the owls were still on their perch, sleepy but watchful.
The Owl Canyon is truly a unique and magnificent sight that  includes important wildlife that has lived there for generations. As with all slot canyons here one must have a guide to see this sacred Navajo Tribal Land.
 Highly recommended!
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  1. Those photos of landscapes, they are amazing - must have been a life changing trip. The type that would cause even the most unbelieving people to realise that there really, only GOD could have created such beauty.

  2. Nice, I have never been to the dessert but would love to go.

    1. The god of time and 250,000 million years of the science of nature.. not the #godOFtheGAPS of weak #FANTASYcoDEPENDENT minds and mystical lore.. #REALITYisBEAUTIFUL.. And religious war and murderous mayhem and slavery and horrific immortality free..