Archive of Lake Powell

Making Our Way Back to Wahweap Marina

on October 17th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Our time on Lake Powell came to a close today as we made our way back to Wahweap Marina and civilization. We would highly recommend Lake Powell as a cruising destination for adventurous boaters, whether you bring your own boat or you rent a houseboat. We enjoyed using our iPad…

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Back to Padre Bay Canyon – Last Night at Anchor in Lake Powell

on October 17th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We spent our last night in Lake Powell anchored in Padre Bay, the same area we anchored our first night out. This time we found a little cove that was quite a bit more protected just over the hill from our first anchorage site. With a very clean, sandy beach…

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Dungeon Canyon Took Our Breaths Away

on October 15th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We found Dungeon Canyon to be quite impressive. It’s another wide open area with lots of sites to beach anchor, plenty of space between boats for added privacy. As the day progressed, we enjoyed watching the way the light changed on the different rock faces surrounding us as the sun…

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More Textures of Lake Powell’s Canyon Rocks

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Sorry, just had to post these photos. As an artist and photographer I was completely mesmerized by the organic art ready to be found in the rock formations in Lake Powell. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  

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Cruising Twilight, Driftwood and Mountain Sheep Canyons

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Exploring Twilight, Driftwood and Mountain Sheep Canyons today. We found this small arch (below) forming just inside one of the canyons. We traveled back as far as we could in each canyon, not many anchor spots available here, so we eventually headed over to Dungeon Canyon to camp for the…

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Back to Oak Bay for a Peaceful Night

on October 14th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We would have loved to beach anchor in Davis Gulch today after our tour of it, but the only available site was already taken, so back to Oak Bay for us tonight. As we mentioned before this is a popular spot and even though it is off season there were…

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Canyon Walls of Lake Powell

on October 13th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Here are just a few examples of the variety of wall shapes and colors you might see while cruising Lake Powell. We couldn’t help but wonder what they faced to become so sculptured and colored. We saw walls with huge jagged pieces clearly pulling away from its mother rock –…

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Davis Gulch – A Visual Delight

on October 13th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

We were the first boat into Davis Gulch this morning and because of that, this is what we found… eerily still waters mirroring the sculptured rocks and dark blue skies. The rock face took on gigantic organic shapes, a few suggesting arrows pointing into the canyon. Absolutely breathtaking.    …

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Good Morning Cottonwood Canyon

on October 12th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Our last morning in Cottonwood Canyon was as still as could be. This made it even harder to leave this beach anchorage, but we knew we would have a morning full of visual delights as we headed out towards our day’s destination, Davis Gulch and Llewellyn Gulch. The sky and water…

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All Alone in Cottonwood Canyon

on October 12th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Our anchorage in Cottonwood Canyon was my personal favorite. It was such a beautiful spot, we spent two nights there; I could have spent more. With so much to see, and not knowing what surprises lay ahead of us, we did eventually, but reluctantly, move on, but what a wonderful…

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On the Way to Cottonwood Canyon

on October 11th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

Sculptured rocky cliffs lined our route today to Cottonwood Canyon. Cathedral arches, etched in the glowing orange rocks, stood out on the otherwise sheer, rock faces.

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The Sacred Rainbow Bridge

on October 10th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

We arrived at the bridge late morning after a beautiful ride through the Forbidden and Rainbow Bridge Canyons. Rainbow Bridge is the world’s largest known natural bridge. It was once a solid wall of sandstone. During flash floods, water filled with sand scoured away both sides of the buttress. Eventually…

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On Our Way to Rainbow Bridge

on October 10th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

This is what it looked like (above) from inside the boat as we negotiated the narrow canyons on our way to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Each canyon, off the main river route, is marked with these buoy type signs (below-right) that way boaters unfamiliar with Lake Powell, like us, will…

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Two-Night Stay in Oak Bay

on October 9th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

On our fourth day out, we found the well protected, but wide open, Oak Bay for a couple night stay, we shared a beach with only one other houseboat. This is one of the most popular bays for boaters in Lake Powell. Today we were more comfortable with picking a…

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Cruising Cathedral and Secret Canyons

on October 9th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell, TWEETS: by | Comments

The mystery of the unknown is one of the most compelling reasons why we love exploring new to us, boating destinations. Lake Powell more than satisfied our quest to be inundated with awe inspiring sights as we made our way up the lake, around the crested buttes and all the rock…

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Dry Rock Creek Canyon – Lake Powell

on October 8th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Anchoring and Stern Tying to Shore in Dry Rock Creek Canyon We found out that sometimes you can go all the way into a winding canyon only to discover there are no beaches to tie up to. As we neared the end of Dry Rock Creek Canyon today, we thought…

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Beach Anchoring on Lake Powell

on October 7th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

First Beach Anchor – Padre Bay We left Wahweap Marina after three days of weather watching – glad to be on our way, headed out toward the canyons that beckoned us just on the horizon. For boaters like us, experiencing Lake Powell for the first time is rather a daunting…

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Canyon Cruising

on October 7th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

The Amazing Lake Powell. Lisa and I have talked for a long time about our mutual interest in cruising Lake Powell on a houseboat, it’s been on our to do list for quite some time. For one reason or another it never worked out until now, although it won’t be…

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Glen Canyon Dam

on October 5th, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

The day before we left Wahweap to explore the canyons of Lake Powell we thought it would be appropriate to visit the dam which created the lake we are soon to boat in. We signed up for the tour and learned a lot about the construction and purpose of the…

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Launching at Wahweap Marina

on October 3rd, 2011 in CRUISING :, Lake Powell by | Comments

Wahweap Lodge and Marina in Arizona, is our spot to launch Kismet for a a long, two-week adventure on Lake Powell. A cloudless sky and calm waters greeted us at the boat ramp just after we entered the resort, shortly after our boat inspection. The inspection for Lake Powell was…

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