Page, Az Hike 2008

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So what is it? Neat stuff.......
So what is it? Neat stuff.......
We are in Page, Az. We came to try for a lottery slot for the WAVE hike but alas......not today. So we found our own hike. This is just part of a rock
We are in Page, Az. We came to try for a lottery slot for the WAVE hike but alas......not today. So we found our own hike. This is just part of a rock
It is supposed to be up a wash, except washes often have dry falls....which one has to climb....or go around. Well, here is Dick, climbing.
It is supposed to be up a wash, except washes often have dry falls....which one has to climb....or go around. Well, here is Dick, climbing.
Here is one of those dry falls.
Here is one of those dry falls.
And there I am....I managed to get up.
And there I am....I managed to get up.
Or rather around it.
Or rather around it.
The easiest way is always adviseable.
The easiest way is always adviseable.
And knees are to be avoided. Besides, it hurts to put one's knees down on the rocks.
And knees are to be avoided. Besides, it hurts to put one's knees down on the rocks.
Made it!
Made it!
Uh oh....another. Now what?
Uh oh....another. Now what?
Here is our destination.....Birthday Arch.
Here is our destination.....Birthday Arch.
We clambered over to it.
We clambered over to it.
Now this is weird. Yep, rock. From the other side, it didn't look like much.....from here.......a statue?
Now this is weird. Yep, rock. From the other side, it didn't look like much.....from here.......a statue?
Oh.....there is Dick. WWWaaaaaaayyy down there. Behind him is the wash we hiked up from the far far left. About a mile and half far.
Oh.....there is Dick. WWWaaaaaaayyy down there. Behind him is the wash we hiked up from the far far left. About a mile and half far.
And here is where I am going to go down to meet up with Dick. Yep.
And here is where I am going to go down to meet up with Dick. Yep.
Just a neat rock along the way.
Just a neat rock along the way.
Oh dear......I just walk on this slick rock usually but Dick is more comfy.....
Oh dear......I just walk on this slick rock usually but Dick is more comfy.....
More fun rocks.
More fun rocks.
and more.
and more.
Now look closely in the hole.....
Now look closely in the hole.....
More slick rock.....coming down.....
More slick rock.....coming down.....
Dick style.
Dick style.
Altho i have to admit, it was very steep and i slide part way down on my butt too.
Altho i have to admit, it was very steep and i slide part way down on my butt too.
Made it!
Made it!
Here he comes!
Here he comes!
Our next destination, across the way, a very narrow slot canyon.
Our next destination, across the way, a very narrow slot canyon.
Just more fun rocks on the way.
Just more fun rocks on the way.
Dick entering the slot canyon.
Dick entering the slot canyon.
And here he is at the end.....a very short canyon.
And here he is at the end.....a very short canyon.
but neat things along the way. This is looking up.
but neat things along the way. This is looking up.