Exploring the slots….in Utah, not Vegas

We were hiking in the Escalante Wilderness area of southern Utah recently. With names like Peek-a-boo, Spooky, Zebra, and Tunnel– slot canyons are one of nature’s most unique formations, and are one of the most fascinating places to visit. I love the thrill of the unknown, not knowing what is around the corner, but at the same time I can get a little claustrophobic in some of these. There can be long stretches of twisting slots where turning around is nearly impossible. Usually a little “room” pops up just when I need it, or need to pass another person.

Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona is probably the most photographed, the most visited, the most crowded, and most expensive nowadays. There are other canyons nearby that are less visited, perhaps not as spectacular, but very beautiful just the same.

Never enter a slot canyon when there is any threat of rain, especially anywhere upstream. There is often no way out, and the power of the water thru the slot can be seen by the occasional log or boulder wedged overhead.

We did some long hikes of 5-6 miles thru sand, water, and slick rock, and always carried some Rescue Remedy, and Arnica montana for the unforseen accident. After 4 miles a couple pellets or Arnica 30c took away some of the ache in my calves, making the last mile a little easier to handle.

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About Dr. Greg Meyer

I'm a homeopathic physician, an urgent care physician, camper, hiker, traveler, and photographer. After Microbiology & Epidemiology, I studied medicine and more recently have become fascinated on how homeopathy can actually cure disease, or better said-how it allows the body to actually heal itself. I'm available for consultations in classical homeopathy. Check my website for more information.
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2 Responses to Exploring the slots….in Utah, not Vegas

  1. Susan Dunn says:

    Great photos, thanks Greg…..

  2. Tina Morehead says:

    fabulous photos

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