Showing posts from May, 2010

May 11-15, 2010 – Lake Powell

We woke up Tuesday morning to cold wind and snow flurries and headed out for Page, AZ and Lake Powell. We hit more snow flurries about 50 miles South of Page. On the way we drove alongside Echo Cliffs for a long way and then crossed through them.

We are staying on the shores of Lake Powell in Wahweap Campground in the Glen Canyon Recreational Area - we have a great view of the lake from our back window. The campground is in Arizona but the north end of the campground borders the Utah state line. It was really windy here all afternoon and we got a few more snow flurries.

We woke up Wednesday morning to beautiful weather – no wind. We took a cruise on Lake Powell to Antelope and Navajo Canyons aboard the Desert Shadow.

These rock formations are at the beginning of the cruise as we left Wahweap Marina. The white band from the waterline up is the high water mark, which is approximately 80 feet above the surface. Lake Powell is currently only 56% full.

After a brief look at the back side of…

May 8-10, 2010 - Grand Canyon National Park

We arrived at the Grand Canyon about noon on Saturday and are staying at the Grand Canyon Trailer Village. We can only stay 3 nights as that was all that was available when we made our reservations. Saturday afternoon we hiked along the west end of the Rim Trail to Hermits Rest where Hermit Trail starts into the canyon.

Sunday morning we hiked with the dogs on the east end of the Rim Trail out to Mather Point and returned on the Greenway Trail.

This is a picture of Phantom Canyon Ranch from the Yavapai Point Overlook.

Sunday afternoon the wind was blowing really hard so we took a drive on the Desert View Scenic Drive and stopped at many overlooks.

We stopped at the Tusayan Ruin, the remains of an ancestral Puebloan village. There was also a museum that showed how they found food, water and shelter 800 years ago.

At the Desert View Overlook near the East Entrance was the Watchtower, designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter in 1932 (she also designed Bright Angel Lodge and Hopi House). It …