I remember going to the library in the 50's just to look at picture books about the rest of the world. I remember Oregon for the waves and rocks, California for the Golden Gate and Muir Woods. Somehow, slot canyons escaped my attention, maybe because few photographers had access to the canyons at the time. Sometime in the 80's I began to see a print here and there, and frankly I thought they were somehow faked. Fast forward to 2008 or so, and I just had to discover how these photos were made. Research gave me the location, even gave me the "why" about how sandstone could look like this, and certainly fanned the flames of curiosity. I knew I had to go there soon to see for myself. I've been twice now, and when people ask me if these prints are real, I strongly encourage them to find a way to visit these slots to "see" the answer for themselves. Seriously, as this has to be one of the wonders of the natural world.