The beauty of the uncrowded North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park followed by a day at Page, Arizona and the amazing Upper Antelope Canyon.
Date: January 19-21, 2018
Leaders: Jeff Vanuga and Trent Sizemore
Cost: $1,195 members, $1,395 non-members
Location: West Yellowstone, MT
Last date to register: December 10, 2017
Maximum number of attendees: 14
Bonus: Attendees travel by snowcoaches into the park for 3 full days.
The landscape of the Colorado Plateau is ephemeral, a changeling, although to beings with short life spans this land seems immutable, a constant. But in canyon country stunning changes can occur in a single afternoon, altering the course of a stream, stranding a waterfall, even creating a new unheralded cascade. Thus, it has always been in Havasupai, named for the people of the blue-green water.
Havasupai, the mythic side canyon hidden well to the west of the South Rim summer mayhem and adjoining Grand Canyon National Park, has always been near the top of my favorite locations to photograph. I’ve been lucky to shoot this desert Shangri-la a dozen times since the late 70’s, with a progression of cameras from 4×5 to 67 Pentax to a variety of digital formats. For years I blithely assumed that the interwoven terraces of travertine below each of the three great waterfalls, Havasu, Navajo, and Mooney, would always be there to compose as one of the most artistic foregrounds imaginable. Continue reading