Horseshoe Bend

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King of the World at the Bend in the River
Here at Horseshoe Bend, hundreds of feet above the Colorado River just south of the Utah border, my wife and I had, for company, a group of French high schoolers on a summer trip.

At cliff's edge, there was no shortage of adolescent posing. Predictably, one of the boys couldn't restrain himself. With outstretched arms, quoting from The Titanic, he yelled, "Je suis le maître le monde!" (I'm king of the world!)

It's a short hike from the highway to the clifftops — less than 2 miles round-trip, but no shade...
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