Long a favorite first stop on the Southwest Safari itinerary of yesteryear, the Page area hosted the most recent Half Marathon in the National Park series. Cat Herder and Collin escaped Spokane for a few days and flew the 210 down to Grand Junction. After visiting friends and family, we launched across the familiar flight path over southern Utah towards Lake Powell and Glen Canyon NRA to participate in this race. As always, the sky was a perfect blue, the smokestacks the ideal windsock, and sculpted red sandstone was gorgeous to behold. Collin beat his goal of 2 hours, and we'll just say that Cat Herder finished a good while behind him!
Longing for the days when we led a Southwest Safari tour twice/year, in May and September. It was this specific flight that led us to refer to good flying weather as a "Southwest Safari day."
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