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USA - Lake Powell - Arizona
by ChrisW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:10 pm
Date walked: 08/07/2009
Time taken: 1.5
Distance: 7 km
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After exiting the centre I crossed the dam to the opposite side to make a circular walk
The dry sandstone provides perfect grip and intriguing shapes to keep you interested as you wander
Small 'slot canyons' are formed all around the lake and weave their way to the waters edge
The shapes are formed by both water and wind blown desert sand
I stuck to the shade where possible, for as long as possible
There is little greenery here, but this bush has found the right spot
Further round the lake just before I turned to arc round downstream from the dam I saw a large speedboat going so fast across the lake it was scary to watch....the white speck top left is the boat
Across some fairly flat terrain to an overlook downstream of the dam
The water clarity has gone due to low flow downstream and green algae takes over for the length of the river
Back to the dam and away for me, another beautiful desert wander accomplished.
by Merry-walker » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:56 pm
by ChrisW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:26 pm
Merry-walker wrote:Looks great there. Wonder if its safe to have a wee swim in that lake?
It sure is, one of the most popular swimming lakes in the US, the town of 'Page' is a real Mecca for US tourists (I did sit with my feet in it for a short while but didn't swim). In fact most lakes in the warm US states are swimming lakes, I lived in Oklahoma for a while and there was a fantastic beach at a lake nearby, it has to be that way because it is so damn far from the sea
by ChrisW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:36 pm
tango wrote:Chris lovely photos, looks rather warm there too!!!! the bush did have the right idea cooling off....
Hey Tango....Retford dude eh, it's a small world sometimes. I was in Retford last week visiting my brother who lives there, Retford & the UAE are an unlikely pairing
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