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Apr 16, 2018 - Natural Bridges Monument Park

Yesterday found us on the move just up the road, some 20 miles away in a little bigger town called Blanding, UT for a couple of days. It put us in a different direction closer to a couple of destination points. Before we pulled out yesterday, we had an opportunity to meet a young woman, as it turned out was our waitress the night before at a local restaurant. She is only 25 and has found herself in Utah after a troubled past in her hometown of Chicago. My heart hurt for her as she shared her story of rebellion, drugs, and alcohol. She is a...

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Jul 3, 2017 - Day 7-Colorado River raft, Lake Powell Dam and Glen Canyon

We are heading to an area on the Colorado River to go on a boat ride. We stopped at the Grand Canyon again to get some sunrise photos. It's currently - for for us - 7am. We passed through another time zone though, so officially it's 8am. We went to Glen Canyon today. It's the Canyon that begins the Grand Canyon. It was 108 degrees there. Maya says she thought it was in the high 80's. The water was 47 degrees, as it was brought from the bottom of the dam that provides electricity for four+ states at any one time. The dam created Lake Powell....

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Apr 6, 2016 - Slot Canyons around Glen Canyon, AZ

Water is arguably the most important element on Earth, and aside from sustaining life, its list of capabilities is long and impressive. It has the power to refresh us, cleanse us, and even relax us… Whether in the form of a trickling stream, waves on a beach, waterfall, or even a hot bath. It will lazily flow around obstacles seeking the path of least resistance, but with enough force, can wipe out entire populations, and with enough time, erode and cut through the hardest stone. Frozen water in the cracks and crevices of the Grand Canyon...

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Apr 5, 2016 - Glen Canyon Kayak Trip / Page, AZ

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE SMALL "ORIGINAL" LINK BENEATH THE PHOTOS, TO SEE THEM "FULL SCREEN". After a heck of a sight-seeing drive on route 89, we finally arrived in Page, AZ. Page is located about four hours east of the Grand Canyon National Park, and is one of the go-to destinations for great kayaking, hiking, helicopter, and slot canyon tours. Page also makes a great stopping point, or home base, for anyone interested in nearby Lake Powell, or Glen Canyon… commonly referred to as the “Glen Canyon National Recreation Area”. We stayed...

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Sep 12, 2013 - Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Well, this will be my last entry for awhile, as we will be leaving Utah tomorrow and traveling to Las Vegas with Dan & Sue. Yesterday we drove 200+ miles to visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area which includes all of Lake Powell. The weather has been stormy all week, but we've managed to work around the storms and still have a great time visiting the parks. On the way to Glen Canyon we drove next to the bottom section of the Grand Staircase Escalante, another hugh recreation area. I've included a few pictures of that area too. The Glen...

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Mar 20, 2010 - Glen Canyon

Got up before sunrise and went to explore the Monument Valley. A very special place, it makes you wonder about the powers at play that created such spectacular scenery. On a number of levels, spiritual and geological, somebody with a lot of power likes a nice view. Moved on to Glen Canyon Utah, camped on Lake Powell. Very nice spot on the lakes edge, met a couple of guys who have been fishing for a few days. BS and beer. It’s funny the rules are way less restrictive in this area regarding quads and camping. Very unusual geology. We will...

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Oct 1, 2009 - Travel and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Today was a travel day with a difference. We started in Utah, drove down into Arizona, back into Utah, and then back to Arizona. And when we got here, we missed our turnoff and went just a short distance down the road – into Utah – and when we came back, we were in Arizona again. We had to drive this route because we couldn’t go through the teeny little tunnel in Zion Park… The scenery along the way was interesting and we had lots of red cliffs to see… We are now at Wahheap RV Park in Glen Canyon Recreation Center. The canyon is a canyon...

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Jun 22, 2009 - Lake Powell

Well it wasn't quite the tranquil, close to nature, night's sleep we'd hoped for... As soon as we got in out tent we realised where the all bugs had been hiding from the bats, I think they made their way in through a small rip in the top of our tent. Steve on the other hand believes they all rushed in in the three minutes that I left the tent door open earlier.. Anyway, close to nature was what we had. I laid on top of the sleeping bag because it was so hot but that just gave them more of me to climb on and I spent what felt like all night,...

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Oct 3, 2008 - Day 14, Kanab to Lake Powel, UT and Page, AZ

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, UT Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in general, and Lake Powell specifically, really surprised us with unparalleled geologic beauty. Lake Powell is huge, and is known as a houseboat lake because of all the houseboats either kept or rented there. The lake not only provides substantial hydropower, but provides water for large cities in Arizona and Nevada. It fluctuates over 100 feet, and today is down about 60 feet. The tour boat we rode would seat about 100 people, with 40 being able to sit on the...

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