Grand Canyon, Arizona

After 3 days in Sin City we left the madness behind and successfully made our way out of Nevada and into Arizona. The plan was to meet up with Jeff who CB met in South America a few years back and his girlfriend Cata and ride together for a week or so and check out some of the best scenery Arizona and Utah has to offer.

On the way east we stopped by the Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel built during the depression of the 30s. Pretty big, not as big as the Three Gorges Dam in China, but still impressive for something built 80 years ago. It is also the secret location of the All Spark for those Transformers fans out there 😉  We continued on our way, destination – Sedona.

The ride into Sedona was challenging, to say the least with strong cross winds during the first half of the trip and some technical corners around Cottonwood during the second half of the trip. However the second half of the trip was some what surprising, after climbing several thousand feet we somewhat arrived at Cottonwood – a wee town perched on the edges of the mountain hugging the road like some Mediterranean village. By the time we reached the bottom of the hill DB was ready to throw in the towel and walk the rest of the trip, but hey, Team Berg doesn't give up. The day was long and stressful so we won't talk about it ever again.

We met up with Jeff and Cata in Sedona and soon set up camp in Flagstaff. The next day we set our sights on getting to the Grand Canyon. Seeing the Grand Canyon was well worth all the struggle. It is just breathtaking what mother nature had teed up there for us. This was geology at work, right in front of our eyes. What a privilege to be here and see it with our own eyes.

We waited till sun set and set up camp within the park under a billion twinkling stars in a beautiful pine forest. Best part of the day, besides the Grand Canyon itself was the hot dinner made by Jeff – Thai noodles and stir fried veggies – perfect end to a wonderful day.

The next day after a yummy breakie of coconut french toast we headed north to Antelope Canyon.


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