"As I returned through the one-foot crawl, my headlamp simply went out. Of course it did. I cursed, but turned on the only other flashlight I had, in my hand. Still, there had been a split second of panic as my eyes searched for light that wasn’t there, my brain confused at the curtain of dark that had so instantly fallen, like a blackout."
"Up at the top, a man in a blue jacket was peering down in my direction. I stopped and looked up at him too, wondering what I looked like from up there and if he could tell I could see him too."
"I would actually suggest watching National Treasure 2 in lieu of spending time here."
"One of the largest arches in the world, it barely fit in the frame of both my camera and phone. The red, solid rock soared over the dipping creek, reigning over the modest canyon and the sheer black and dark drop-offs behind it. All of that, under the clear blue sky. I could barely breathe."
"This was the place that I used for my laptop background for over a year, until I finally decided to get out west myself. It was one of the first pictures I came across that gave me a lot of inspiration, and probably part of the reason why I decided to go to the Grand Canyon. So that’s why this time around, on this trip, I decided to go out of my way to visit this place. And oh boy."
"In other words, I'm going home."