Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller Expedition Date: September 25, 2019
I felt like a real cowboy. We rode horses at daybreak from Sunrise Point on the rim down 1,000 feet to the canyon below. During the 90 minute ride we viewed hoodoos (irregularly eroded rock spires) up close. The hoodoos (Photos #5-#8) ranged in size from ten feet tall to a 10-story building. Indians thought these hoodoos were Evil Legend People who were turned to stone by the powerful Coyote Spirit.
Red River was the name of my horse. Our guide Chauncy, lived nearby and only had 130 teens total in his high school. Down in the canyon the temperature was 20 degrees warmer than the rim as the sun rose. On the horse trail we passed Praying Woman Rock (Photo #7), Naked Woman Arch (Photo #8), juniper and pine trees. There are no waterholes in the canyon in the summer due to the heat. Lastly, if you ever heard the expression “Go shovel some shit”, well Photo#10 shows you that there are job opportunities for that line of work.