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!)