The Nagasawa Family Photos

June - July 2019


We took the kids to see and hike Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyons, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Monterey Bay. Then we attended a 25 year reunion of Mako's Christian fellowship friends in Monterey.


June 17 - 18: Zion (Weeping Rock, Sinawava Temple, Watchman Trail, Emerald Pool)

June 19: Zion (Scout's Landing, Kolob Canyon)

June 20: Zion (Overlook Pass); Bryce Canyon (Rim Trail, Queen's Trail, Navajo Trail, Wall Street Trail, sunset)

June 21: Bryce Canyon (sunrise); Horseshoe Bend 

June 22: Antelope Canyons; Grand Canyon

June 23: Grand Canyon; Sedona (Bell Rock)

June 24: Sedona (Crescent Moon Park)

June 25: Joshua Tree 

June 26: Yosemite (Mariposa Grove)

June 27: Yosemite (Vernal and Nevada Falls)

June 28: Yosemite (Upper Yosemite Falls)

June 29: Yosemite (Tafts Point, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point)

June 30: Yosemite (biking, Yosemite Village, Mirror Lake)

July 1: Yosemite (Lower Yosemite Falls, boating)

July 2: Yosemite (Tuolomne Wilderness, Lembert Dome, Dog Lake, Olmstead Point)

July 4: Monterey Bay (whale watching)


Antelope Canyon - both Lower and Upper - are on Navajo land in northern Arizona. Although, journalist Rebecca Jennings writes a thoughtful article about the downsides and dangers to the Navajo now that Antelope Canyon has become so popular.




You walk down stairs about 30 - 40 feet to enter a slot canyon carved by rushing floodwaters which have nowhere else to go when the rains are heavy.



































Often, one sees shapes in the rock. Our Navajo guide pointed out that this is called "the eagle."


"The Native woman" with hair blowing back in the wind.



"The ox"




"The iguana" - notice the eye in the orange section and the nose and mouth in the red?












Zoe and I went on the Upper Antelope Canyon tour.







"The candle flame"



"The lion"




"The torch"






Some people see an eagle. Others see an elephant.



Sand waterfall.













Then we drove a few hours to the Grand Canyon, in time for late afternoon and then sunset, and then star-gazing.





This was dinner for almost every night!











Next: June 23: Grand Canyon; Sedona (Bell Rock)


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