Sunday, April 02, 2017

March 17-19, Lake Powell (#s 15-18)

Monica and went down to Lake Powell with Natural C-lection to explore the lake and its canyons. It was an amazing trip (I will be writing this up on the Natural C-lection blog soon!). I managed to get out for a few paddles/rows .

March 17th - AM - Fifty Mile Canyon (4 km)

We beached the C-dory for the night on a sandbar that blocked the canyon and I went for a paddle upstream of the sandbar the next morning. The Java paddled well, but I realized that the varying air temperatures (8-28 degrees C) make it a challenge to keep an inflatable at the right pressure! It was neat being the only boat in the area.
50 mile Canyon (click to enlarge)

March 17th - PM - The Rincon (2 km)

I took the Feathercraft Baylee2 raft that we are using as the tender for a reconnoitering row from our campsite to the floating toilet/outhouse. Lake Powell has a collection of eight floating outhouses/portable toilet dumpstations scattered around the lake. These make it very convenient for kayakers and small boaters. The Baylee2 is a great little tender for our C-dory and rows quite nicely.
The Rincon (click to enlarge)

March 19th - AM - Slickrock canyon (2 km)

I went for an early morning row around the canyon inlet, heading out to the mouth and passing by a beached houseboat on the way back.
Slickrock Canyon (click to enlarge)

March 19th - PM - Annies Canyon (6 km)

I took the Feathercraft Java for a nice paddle around Annie's canyon while Monica cruised along in the C-dory taking some pictures. This was a spectacular spot to paddle (as would have been many sites on the lake!) and I had a blast. Monica took some great pictures and put them in an album.
Annie's Canyon (click to enlarge)
all the paddles plotted on one image (click to enlarge)
Total paddle distance 14 km, YTD 145 km ( I probably paddled and rowed a bit more than this, but did not record!)

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