Tall Tales From The Field

Glen Canyon Moonrise/Sunset

Glen Canyon is that canyon that pretty much disappeared once construction started on the Glen Canyon Dam in 1956. It was finished in 1966. But the Colorado River was backed up into the canyon which later formed Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There still is a canyon but not nearly as deep as it was.  The two images here were shot within 5 minutes of each other. More images from the area to follow.

 

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8 responses

  1. Amy

    The capture of moon above the mountains is magnificent!! 👍👍

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    April 15, 2017 at 3:07 PM

  2. The layers of color in the sunset shot are so beautiful!

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    April 15, 2017 at 5:18 PM

  3. Great shots! I remember going on a tour of that damn during construction. There was such a controversy at that time about what was going to be flooded.
    My wife and I went on a day long boat excursion. what a wonderful place.

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    April 15, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    • Thanks Enman. The area is very fascinating. A good book of the area well before it was dammed is Wallace Stegner’s “The 100th Meridian” which details John Wesley Powell’s journey’s down the Colorado River around 1860

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      April 16, 2017 at 12:57 AM

      • thanks Michael. My father once joined a group that traced Powell’s course down the Colorado. However, that book would be fun to read. Thanks.

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        April 16, 2017 at 10:57 AM

  4. Wonderful!

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    April 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM

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