Going Up

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Like I said so many photos!  Going up the Navajo Loop was a challenge but it was worth it.    A short while after you start going up you reach this point and no the easy part is done and it is up hill the rest of the way!  I should mention the whole trail we took was only 1.3 miles long – well say 1.5 when you take in walking back to the parking lot – it felt like 5 miles and took us 2 hours total.

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And of course some steps!!

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And some more

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And here we are in pretty much what is called a “slot canyon”  here we have a path to follow and do not need to climb the rock – of which needless to say neither Mike nor I are in the kind of physical condition that is needed to do that!

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And wow look at all those people ahead of us – some coming down this way and some going up like we are – most going up and from down below it reminded us of an ant trail.

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look at all those people below me.  I clip a water bottle to my pack straps for easy access and also have one in my pack with my snacks and things. I do not carry a lot on these kinds of trails but it started chilly an I layered and have a light jacket in the pack.  It was actually only in the high 50’s that day but we were working!

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We have just come through this short tunnel on the way up – I asked someone to take a quick photo of us.  Didn’t think of it at the time but the sweatshirt that I have tied around my waist says “Got Oxygen” it was from Pikes Peak some years ago – by this time we needed some more!

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A window in the rock with grasses growing in it.

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Back up to the top looking down at more people still struggle (hiking) up the trail – I hope you enjoyed the trail as much as we did – it was so beautiful!!

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On the drive back to camp we saw two male antelope (pronghorns) fighting it out – what a sight and glad I had the new camera to zoom in

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8 comments… add one
  • Deb Oct 12, 2015

    That’s a great picture of you two and the gorgeous rugged scenery!

  • Kathy Oct 12, 2015

    Wow, that is one steep incline … what a workout that was. Thanks for taking us along (ha!). Loved seeing the antelope fighting it out, too.
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  • Thimbleanna Oct 12, 2015

    Thanks for all the beautiful photos — now I’m homesick LOL!!!

  • Sandra B. Oct 12, 2015

    Awesome pictures! What a workout for the leg muscles!

  • Jo Ferguson Oct 12, 2015

    Wow……what a stunning place.
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  • Mary Ann Oct 12, 2015

    A challenge for sure but the view is spectacular. i am so enjoying your travel pictures.

  • Patti Oct 12, 2015

    Beautiful rocks/mountains! That trail is definitely a workout .. lol Great antelope pics, too.

  • Vicki W Oct 12, 2015

    What a beautiful place!
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