Antelope Canyons & Lake Powell

6/12/2013 -- 6/14/2013

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Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections,  the Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon.  Also around the Page area, Lake Powell was created from the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.


[Arches (6/8--6/10)] [Monument Valley (6/10--6/12)] [Antelope Canyon (6/12--6/14)]

Day 5 (6/12) ...





We checked in to the Lake Powell Resort which is inside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  Since my knee hurt a little bit, we decided to call it a day and relaxed in the hotel room.

Day 6 (6/13) ...










Day 7 (6/14) ...

We took the 1st Glen Canyon Dam tour (8:30AM) to go to the top and inside the dam.  Constructed between 1956 and 1966, the Glen Canyon Dam was erected amid great controversy and compromise over the America's western water resources and vast wilderness tracts.  Much of the Colorado River's original canyon (Glen Canyon) disappeared from view and Lake Powell was created. With storage capacity of 27 million acre-feet, and a surface area of 161,390 acres, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the US, after Lake Mead (created by Hoover Dam).







Going Home ...

The three different regions in the Colorado Plateau all have amazing natural formations and landscapes, but they are all unique in their own way.  Since most of these landmarks and gorgeous views have been taken by so many other photographers, it was difficult for me to create any real original images, but it was still worthwhile for me to experience it myself.  It was a long way to drive to Las Vegas where we flew back (it would have been an even longer way if we drove back to Salt Lake City).  With a few stops (and an almost empty fuel tank), we arrived at Las Vegas airport in the late afternoon to conclude our hot summer vacation this year.


[Arches (6/8--6/10)] [Monument Valley (6/10--6/12)] [Antelope Canyon (6/12--6/14)]

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