Monday, 29 April 2013

Arizona slot canyons #2 Rattlesnake Canyon

Antelope Canyon is what everyone has heard of, but Rattlesnake Canyon is actually more gorgeous - it's an artist's dream.  But it is not as accessible -  it is on multi-levels, visitors have to climb up and down ladders, which is why the Navajos didn't promote it except for small parties.  

You can judge for yourself based on the photos below.

Entrance to Rattlesnake canyon

The first of many sand "sculptures"

You have to go under this arch
Squeeze through this narrow opening - like a rattlesnake
And it gets tighter...
and tighter...

But then look up and gawk - at the sculptures and paintings on the walls 

I'm at a loss for words to describe these... 

Picture yourself a snake wiggling through this

Towards the light

Climbing down is harder than climbing up - unless you're a snake, of course

And you're back into the world, sort of - it's still very remote.
You pinch yourself to see if you were dreaming...

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