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Oct 21, 2018 - Grand Canyon and way home to Crestone

Leaving Escalante was kind of sad as we really enjoyed our two weeks there. There isn’t much to do except hike in Escalante but the variety and number of hikes is greater than any other place we have been to in our travels. Slot canyons - there are many - Zebra, Spooky, Peekaboo, and as many others remote canyons if you might wish to try some difficult hikes. Walks along rivers - many along the Escalante, Calf Creek, and many side canyons of the Escalante with pictographs, huge alcoves, waterfalls and walls of rock 600 to 800 ft high. Or if...

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Sep 27, 2017 - Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon is the section of the Colorado River canyon in northern Arizona from Lee's Ferry to the confluence with the Little Colorado River, which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon. Lee's Ferry is a common launching point for river runners starting their journey through the Grand Canyon. Marble Canyon is also well known for the Navajo Bridge, where US Highway 89A crosses the Colorado River. Navajo Bridge is a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River near Lee's Ferry in northern Arizona. The newer bridge of...

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Trip Journal

2017 RV Adventure

Sep 14, 2015 - Grand Canyon - Mile 188

What a ride! Our group finished the 188 mile ride down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Our tour company, Western River Expeditions, and our trip leaders RD & Shad did a fantastic job of guiding us through the canyon. RD and Shad were a great team, friendly and helpful, and excellent guides. The food was great - breakfast, lunch, and dinner: eggs benedict one morning; 16 oz NY strips one night, ice cream and warm chocolate cake. We rode the rapids, enjoyed the spectacular scenery, and watched the stars at night. We had a very...

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Sep 8, 2015 - Grand Canyon - Mile 0

Our wake up call this morning came at 0530 to give us time to put the final items in our bags, have breakfast, and meet our group at 0730. We met 3 of our group at the pavilion by the end of the runway at the airstrip. The remaining 15 of our group, including my sister, are flying in from Las Vegas. While we were waiting for the airplane, which was over an hour late, we met our trip leaders and started to get to know each other. After the rest of the group arrived, they had time to stock up on beverages before we headed out to the launch...

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Sep 7, 2015 - Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon/Lee's Ferry is the starting point for our rafting adventure on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Our drive today took us from Kanab, UT to the shores of Lake Powell, and across Glenn Canyon Dam for our final get ready stop in Page, AZ. After our stop in Page, we continued to Marble Canyon and the Marble Canyon Lodge for our last night before embarking on our raft adventure. We parked the RV and checked in to the lodge to relax for the remainder of the afternoon.

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Aug 24, 2015 - Ride to Grand Canyon North and Lee's Ferry

When I called to see about repairing the tire in Kanab the place I called said they could do it this AM. I had planned on taking the RV there while Pat and Brandon took the van and went back into Zion but they decided they would come with me to Kanab and go out for breakfast. Pat drove behind the RV in the van and Brandon rode with me continuing to work on his program to show his trip photos. When we got to Ramsey Services in Kanab they were very pleasant to work with and got someone started right away while the three of us went to...

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May 16, 2015 - Lees ferry

Stayed here another day since the weather was iffy and what a great move. We hiked part of the Spencer trail and had beautiful views of the Colorado river which is blue below lake Powell vs the muddiness near moab. We stayed at the site below the campground to listen to the river and watch rafters.

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May 15, 2015 - Lees ferry

We left Red Canyon since it snowed for 3 hours and headed south toward Jacob lake. Snowed there and forecast was for rain/snow in torreweap where we really wanted to go.Kept driving towards Page az and stopped at lees ferry campground overlooking the Colorado river. A group of high school Indians from tuba city came up to set their campsite right below us but a guy came up and said he had reserved the group site. All the Indians moved their tents to a lower area near the big RVs. We can't wait for the scouts to get here. It's about 40 and...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Lees Ferry Campground at Marble Canyon AZ

Historically Lees Ferry was one of the few places where travelers could cross the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon area. It's 14.5 miles south downstream from Glen Canyon Dam and is now a put-in point for folks floating the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. At Lees Ferry you are down at river level. Sandstone cliffs rise on all sides although they're not quite as steep as in other spots in the canyon. For this reason a road could be built down to water level and this was a ferry crossing from 1898 to 1928. There are two boat...

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Jul 9, 2014 - Leeds Ferry

Lees Ferry Wikipedia Karen Kazan Boat Runner...

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Jul 9, 2014 - Navajo Bridge

Navajo Bridge Wikipedia...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Day Trip: Lees Ferry, AZ

We are still here in Page. We are hanging out because there is a hot-air balloon regatta this weekend. In addition, there are things to do here. It is a little chilly and cloudy. My original plan was to take a forty-minute motorcycle ride to Lees Ferry. However, Route 89 is closed. We decide to go for the one-hour and forty-minute ride to Lees Ferry. We take the RV. The alternate road is beautiful. My guess is that it was quickly paved when they realized that 89 would not be reopening soon. We drive parallel to 89 but end up much further...

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