Day 4: The next day I went to visit Sliding Rock which is a formation of a natural rock water slide located in Oak Creek Canyon. I had a blast. I hiked from the main area about 2 miles out until I saw rain clouds forming and headed back. I met a variety of people and had some interesting conversations throughout that excursion. There was one area where you had to swim across to the other side to continue the hike. I met some kids along the way who lost their friend and I accompanied them until I decided to head back. As we walked they asked everyone if they had seen their lost friends and I was able to talk to people to find out why they came here and get some great tips.
I’m lucky I trusted my instincts and headed back as I learned there are several flash floods in the area and many roads get flooded until the next day. I got back to room just in time.
Day 5: I decided to edit and upload my footage to be safe. I decided to drive around and see if I could get some footage of the red rocks and I am so glad I did. This is the closest I got to any of the vortexes.
I stayed in most of the day after my exploratory footage. It took a long time to transfer the footage onto my hard drives so I could free space up on my phone. I went out for dinner and on my drive back I had a feeling I should stop the car, so I proceeded to park. There were only two places open a psychic and a store that sold Native American Jewelry and crystals. I proceeded to go inside and have an enlightening conversation with the owner who put aside a necklace that we both believed was meant for me. I purchased a few items but will be returning in October 2022 to buy the necklace. It was a gorgeous Squash blossom in a tricolor stone. The gentleman recommended I return to submit for the film festival in October 2022. I will be returning to buy the necklace and hopefully view the film festival to get an idea of how it works, but will not submit until next year in 2023.
Day 6: Upper Antelope Canyon. A 3.5 hour drive to Page Arizona to the Navajo Reservation to see the Upper Antelope Canyon. The energy on that drives transformative. So pure and clean.