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Published: October 29th 2017
Wahweap Campground is about a 1/4 mile from the shoreline of Lake Powell. Lake Powell, remember that name from the Grand Canyon? Same explorer 👨🏻🌾😉 Lake Powell is a reservoir on the the Colorado River straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. Our phones kept changing from AZ to UT time...what time is it🤔⏰ This is a major vacation spot...no ocean nearby, so this is where people go for a ‘beach vacation’. Boats, boats, boats 🛥⛴🚤 house boats. The lake was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, the 2nd largest Dam in the U.S. (Hoover Dam is 16 feet larger), which led to the creation of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Dam 😮
The campground ⛺️ was cool - spacious sites and not many people camping. We had a perfect site with views of the lake and close proximity to the bathroom 🚽😁Bunnies 🐰and jack rabbits 🐇everywhere! We stopped by a grocery store on the way in to purchase what we needed for the next few days and setup the tent so Kathy could get started on dinner...grilled salmon, asparagus and camp fire potatoes 🥔 Best dinner ever! This is why I do
not want to go out for dinner...Kathy makes everything better then any restaurant😊😊 I get Spa Haven ready for the night and then we both start looking for firewood. I luck out and meet a couple camping who give me 2 huge bundles, including kindling, from a pile of wood they have collected...woohoo😜🔥
No camp fire because it is crazy 💨 windy...our plan is to get a good nights’ sleep and explore the next day to figure out what we must do/see. Unfortunately, the wind kept us both up much of the night ☹️ Next morning we make our way to the Campground store for free coffee...out of order 😩so we purchase 2 Starbucks drinks from the cooler and go back to have breakfast at our camp site. Kathy prepares for us the remaining hot pepper🌶 creamy grits with mushrooms 🍄and an egg 🍳over easy with toast 😋Time to explore...
Trails, 2 marinas, a Lodge, and BOATS🛥🚤🛳⛴ we learn a lot and decide we must be tourists and take a boat tour. We sign up for the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge National Monument boat ⛴ tour that leaves Saturday morning @7:30am (7.5 hours including a hike).
back to camp for an early dinner of leftover pasta 🍝 and salad 🥗...camp fire 🔥 and s’mores! Sites are starting to fill up and a travel trailer pulls into the site next to ours...nice young couple from Seattle - he is from Berlin Germany 🇩🇪 and she used to be based in GA (military) traveling with their baby boy 👶They just came from Yellowstone and share their experience...
Early to bed and early to rise 😴🙄 We have to be at the marina by 7am, so that means we have to get up by 5:30am to get everything packed up. We are dirty😵😵We have been together since August of ‘98 and neither of us can think of going more than one☝️day without a shower. Well, it has been almost 4 days without a proper shower and we have learned, if you are both dirty, dirty is relative 😉In the National parks you pay, enter quarters for X number of minutes in a shower. Words of wisdom...always make sure you have plenty of quarters when camping; you cannot rely on change machines and other campers do not want to give up their quarters. We both take a $2/15 minute
shower🚿🚿🤗🤗and put on our ‘bunny suits’. Seems appropriate based on all the bunny 🐰 and jack rabbits 🐇 we have seen here...so, we call our full zipper robes our ‘bunny suits’...mine is pink and Kathy’s is blue 🐰🐰We typically use them at our beach pad ‘cause they are so simple after taking a shower and Kathy insisted we bring them on this trip. She knew they would be easy for camping ⛺️. She was so right 👍🏻We are super clean and ready for a good night’s sleep...no wind and the best sleep 😴 Kathy woke up in the middle of the night scared 😱It was so quite she thought we had died or something.
BIG thank you to LJ, our hairdresser 😊My super short & carefree haircut has been awesome on this journey!
Lake Powell boat tour to the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge...wow, wow, wow 😮😮😮 Kathy and I love ❤️being on the water and this is the best...red rock/canyon views and being on the water🏜⛴😎 Mesa’s and Butte’s everywhere...know the difference? A Mesa has a longer length than it’s height and a Butte has a taller height than it’s length. Who knew🤔
Lake Powell has 96 canyons
and more shoreline than the entire west coast of the U.S. 🌊😳The tour included a headset and provided commentary on all the areas we would pass and view...unbelievable scenery. We take it all in along with numerous photos. Everywhere you look 👀 there is yet another amazing view. The narrow passageway on the water to the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge National Monument was so cool...we get off the boat and have 1.5 hours to hike/check it out. Breathtaking, astonishing, stunning...I am running out of words to describe what we are seeing. The Rainbow 🌈 Bridge is sacred to the Native Americans so you cannot walk under or over. So interesting...
Another beautiful and breathtaking day...time to head to Moab and the Mighty 5 🤚🏻
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