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Las Vegas

June 19, 2021

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I went to Sedona on a sewing trip on Wednesday, June 16th.

This time, we received applications for a total of 4 people, including a couple living in Japan and 2 women.
Las Vegas had a record heat of 46 degrees Celsius on that day, but Sedona also reached 42 degrees Celsius, which was as severe as it was.
Sightseeing spots in the western United States, including Sedona, have been crowded and crowded since around March of this year, but as expected, all the places to go on this day were empty parking lots and playing in the water. I felt that there were few people except for the oak creek (river) that can be done.

I went to the Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Chapel of Holly Cross, Airport Mesa, and Uptown, but I tried my best to think of the face of the client who was pleased while fighting the distant consciousness!

After shooting, I went camping with Flagstaff and returned the next day without returning to the hot Las Vegas. Flagstaff has the same altitude as the Grand Canyon and is over 2000m, so it was cool and comfortable as it dropped to about 30 ℃ during the day and 15 ℃ at night.

I will post the state of this shooting.
* Red rock crossing with Cathedral Rock in the background * At the power spot of Airport Mesa * In the Chapel of Holly Cross

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Las Vegas

June 14, 2021

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A one-day sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon was held on Friday, June 11th.

The customer was a duo from San Jose.
Actually, trouble occurred immediately after leaving Las Vegas.
The sensor detected an abnormality in the tire pressure, and immediately stopped the van at a nearby parking lot to check it, and there was something like a nail stuck in the tire.
I immediately changed to a spare tire on the spot and continued the tour, but during that time I had to wait for about 40 minutes.
All the tours after that went smoothly as planned and the customers were satisfied, but I am very sorry to have kept you waiting even though it was force majeure.

Busy tours increase the risk of trouble, but I always feel that trouble just after leaving a hotel in Las Vegas is unfortunate.
I experienced various troubles when I was guiding the Grand Circle for many years, but accidents in barren areas where there is no town nearby sometimes get stuck on the spot for hours, so it is compared to Japan. You will be keenly aware of the size of America.

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Las Vegas

June 12, 2021

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From June 8th, we held a tour of the Grand Circle for 2 nights and 3 days.

The customer was a couple residing in New York who had traveled before returning to Japan after finishing their term next month.
On the first day of this course, you can watch the sunset at Bryce Canyon National Park, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell.
On the second day, we visited Monument Valley (sightseeing from outside the park because the park is closed), Grand Canyon, and Sedona, and finally we went to Sedona to see the starry sky.
On the third day, we will visit Jerome (Ghost Town) Priscod, and finally we will return to Las Vegas after visiting Arizona's famous Saguaro Cactus.

Since it was summer vacation in the United States, all the tourist spots in the Grand Circle were crowded with people. Bryce Canyon National Park also had a hard time because the parking lot was full this time as well.
Customers took part in the tour hoping for the reopening of Antelope Canyon and Monument Valley to the last minute, but we couldn't guide you again this time.
Even so, it was three days that I was very satisfied with the nature of the western United States that I saw for the first time.

I will post the photo from the guide in charge this time as well.
* Bryce Canyon National Park * Grand Canyon National Park * Saguaro Cactus

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Las Vegas

June 11, 2021

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This is a sequel to the article about camping in the Norslim of the Grand Canyon.

On the first day, we visited North Slim and prepared BBQ for dinner early.
The campsite this time was 2700 meters above sea level, 4 miles before the entrance to the national park, and it was cool during the day, making it a paradise for us from Las Vegas. There is a buffalo in the grassland nearby (I could not see it this time) and the deep green is beautiful, and even in the same Grand Canyon, it is a different world.
The main dinner is a 500g ribeye steak that is grilled over an open fire!

On the second day, I moved from the morning and aimed at the unexplored TOROW EAP on the downstream side of Noslim.
In addition to having to run 200 km and 5 hours off-road on a round trip, 2 km before arrival runs on a rocky step like a staircase on a fairly rough road.
However, it is worth going to TOROWEAP even if you have a hard time, and the view of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River from here is the best!

I will also post a few photos.
* Scenery from the unexplored TOROWEAP * No slim campsite * Ribeye steak baked on direct fire

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

June 10, 2021

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We camped in the Grand Canyon North Slim on June 7th and 8th.

Japanese tourists don't often visit the Grand Canyon's North Rim, but the distance and time from Las Vegas is the same as going to the South Rim, which is visited by many.
However, due to the influence of snowfall in winter, the tourist season is short, and it is usually from May to October.

There are three basic observatories, Bright Angel Point, Cape Royale and Point Imperial.
Bright Angel Point is accessible from North Rim's only accommodation, the Grand Canyon Lodge. It is also directly opposite Mather Point on the South Rim. The trail from the lodge to the observatory protrudes into the valley like a horse's back, there are no fences, and there are several places along the way where you can monopolize the scenery.
Cape Royal is located on the opposite bank of the Desert View Point in the South Rim, and is famous for its views of the Grand Canyon through a large rock hole called the "Angels Window".
Point Imperial is the highest observatory in the Grand Canyon, reaching 2,650 meters above sea level, and is a spectacular point overlooking the eastern view of the Grand Canyon.

Surrounded by a lot of trees because the altitude is more than 400m higher than the South Rim on average, you can enjoy the scenery with lots of greenery as if you were on the Canadian plateau, and you can see the autumn leaves in autumn.
In addition, there are few people, so you can enjoy sightseeing slowly.
(Continued to the second part)

I will also post a few photos.
* Watching the Asahi at Bright Angel Point * Cape Royal * Roosevelt Point

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Las Vegas

June 7, 2021

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We held a one-night Grand Circle tour on June 5th and 6th.

The customer was a parent and child of a mother and daughter living in Hawaii.
On the first day, I went sightseeing in Sedna and watched the sunset at the Grand Canyon. The current Grand Circle was in the middle of summer, and Sedna also went sightseeing in the heat of 35 degrees Celsius or higher.
The second day started with watching the Asahi in the Grand Canyon, and I was planning to go sightseeing in Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell and return to Las Vegas, but there was an unexpected happening.
My daughter got fever and got sick. First of all, I doubted Corona, but fortunately there were no other mixed passengers and it was reserved, so I consulted with the customer and decided to return to Las Vegas early.
We didn't go to Horseshoe Bend and Lake Puel, which we were planning to stop by on the way, but before 2:00 pm, we picked up and dropped off at the home of our relatives living in Las Vegas.
The medicine I bought on the way worked for my daughter who had a fever, and she became fine at the end of the tour.

It was said that the customer this time had not been vaccinated yet, but the guide in charge had already been vaccinated, so the guide calmly responded.
It's not uncommon for customers to have a fever or poor physical condition during the tour, but it was a shocking moment when it seemed that ordinary things were unusual in the life of a corona wreck for over a year.

I will post a snapshot from the guide in charge this time as well.
* Watching the sunset in the Grand Canyon * Asahi rising from the Grand Canyon * Valley illuminated by the morning sun

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Las Vegas

June 3, 2021

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From May 30th to June 1st, we held a 2 nights 3 days Grand Circle tour.

The customer was a family of five living in Chicago.
I received an application for a tour in March and participated in the hope of reopening Antelope Canyon, but unfortunately there is still no prospect of reopening.
Even so, everyone was impressed by the scenery of the Grand Circle that I saw for the first time.

On the first day, we will start sightseeing from Bryce Canyon. The park is very crowded due to the consecutive holidays on Memorial Day. It was difficult to find a parking lot for each tourist spot. After that, I saw Horseshoe Bend and finally watched the sunset at Lake Powell.
On the second day, I went sightseeing in Monument Valley (from the outside because the park was closed) and went sightseeing in the Grand Canyon until the sunset.
On the third day, we will see the sunrise in the Grand Canyon, then visit Sedna and then return to Las Vegas.

The weather was better than the best sightseeing day for 3 days, and we were able to make memories of American life on a chartered tour with 5 family members.

This time as well, I received a snapshot of the tour from my guide, so I will post it.
* Monument Valley (from Gouldings Lodge)
* Grand Canyon Asahi (Mather Point)
* Sedona

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Las Vegas

May 31, 2021

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I participated in an event called "THE LIGHTS FEST" on Saturday, May 29th.
It is an event where a large number of lanterns are launched at night in the desert without lights.

The location was in a desert town called Littlefield, about an hour and a half drive northeast of Las Vegas. Two years ago, I participated in "RISE" for the first time as a couple at a similar event, but due to the influence of the wind, I had a hard time launching the lanterns, but the sight when the lanterns were launched all at once was wonderful, so next time I vowed to revenge to join the whole family.

However, last year's "RISE" event was canceled due to the influence of Corona.
And this time, I was able to launch a lantern with my family for the first time in two years.
Actually, this "THE LIGHTS FEST" was originally scheduled for May 1st, but the event was postponed yesterday due to the weather (wind).
On the day of the event, there was no wind and thin clouds appeared, so it was the best lantern launch event without worrying about the heat while waiting for the sunset. Many indoor and outdoor events were canceled due to the influence of Corona for a long time, so a surprisingly large number of people visited this event and were delighted with the launch of the lantern.
Many of the participants were like Las Vegas residents, but no one was wearing a mask because the event itself wasn't required to wear a mask, and only the time there was a complete time slip in front of Corona. was doing.
All of us in the family have been vaccinated, but the current Las Vegas vaccination rate is about 40%, so it can be a bit complicated to think that more than half of the people who gathered at the event are vaccinated. ..
America is likely to return to normal life as it is.

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Las Vegas

May 27, 2021

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A two-day, one-night Grand Circle tour was held on May 25th and 26th.

This tour was a mixed ride, with a total of three people, a couple living in Berkeley and a male expatriate living in New York.

Unfortunately I couldn't see the sunset or sunrise in the Grand Canyon for two days, but I enjoyed all the views of Sedna, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell.
Although it was a mixed ride, it was possible for customers to sit at a distance from each other even in the car with a small number of people, so we were able to participate with confidence.
Since June, masks will no longer be required in most places, so it may be necessary to update the policy for future mixed tours.

This time as well, I received a photo from the guide in charge that shows the situation at the site, so I will post it.

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Las Vegas

May 25, 2021

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We held a tour of the Grand Circle for 2 nights and 3 days from May 22nd to 24th.

The customer was a family of three who came to study abroad at a university in Boston for a year from a company working in Japan. Before returning to Japan, I took this tour to explore the wilderness of the United States.

The first day is a full day of sightseeing in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, followed by Horseshoe Bend and finally Lake Powell's sunset viewing. There were too many tourists visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon, and the parking lot in the park was very crowded, so it was difficult to guide, but the weather itself was good and everything went smoothly.
On the second day, tour Monument Valley and watch the sunset at the Grand Canyon. It was a moving day to be able to slowly see the sun set on the horizon of the Grand Canyon at Yavapai Point.
On the third day, we canceled the early morning morning sun appreciation at the request of the customer, stopped by the Grand Canyon in the morning, and then went sightseeing in Sedna for a day.
The advantage of the chartered tour is that you can change the schedule flexibly according to your mood and physical condition!

I received a lot of good photos from the guide who was in charge of the tour this time as well, so I will carefully select and post 3 photos.
* Horseshoe Bend * Forrest Gump Point (Monument Valley)
* Grand Canyon Sunset (Yavapai Point)

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Las Vegas

May 24, 2021

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From May 22nd, we held a one-night, two-day tour.

The customer was a couple living in New Jersey.
On the first day, after sightseeing in Sedna, watch the sunset at the Grand Canyon.
On the second day, we will visit Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell after watching the Asahi at the Grand Canyon.

Unusually in this season, the Grand Canyon was as cold as winter and the lowest temperature was -4 ° C.
Although it was a sightseeing tour while enduring the cold in both the setting sun and the morning sun, the customers were very satisfied with the beautiful view of the Grand Canyon in good weather.

I will post a snapshot from the guide in charge this time as well.
* Grand Canyon Sunset * Morning Grand Canyon * Horseshoe Bend

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UNITED STATES
Las Vegas

May 22, 2021

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From May 18th to 20th, we held a tour of the Grand Circle for 2 nights and 3 days.

The customer is a family of five living in Michigan from Japan, and came to see the spectacular view of the Grand Circle before returning to Japan next month.

Sightseeing in Sedna for one day on the first day and watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon at the end.
On the second day, watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon, then go sightseeing in Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park, Mexican Hat Rock, etc. and watch the sunset in Monument Valley.
On the third day, watch the Asahi in Monument Valley, then visit Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell before returning to Las Vegas.

On this tour, I stayed at THE VIEW HOTEL for the first time in Corona. The hotel has been reopened since last month, but since the Monument Valley Park is still closed, we will access the hotel by avoiding the barricade at the park entrance in front of the hotel, but the restaurant in the hotel Was closed and the Monument Valley Visitor Center next to the hotel was also inaccessible due to the barricade.
However, since all the rooms are very popular because you can see the view of Monument Valley in front of you, this time the guests were also very satisfied with the magnificent view from the rooms.

I will post a snapshot from the guide in charge this time as well.

* Asahi from Grand Canyon National Park Mather Point * Evening mittens seen from the room of Monument Valley "THE VIEW HOTEL" * Asahi seen from the room of Monument Valley "THE VIEW HOTEL"

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