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Along “Hole In The Rock Road”

This is a 54 mile dirt and gravel road that reaches Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Southern Utah.  It should be named “Hole In The Head Road” because you must have one to finish this.  It begins near the town of Escalante and The Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.  The end of the road is Hole In The Rock, where Mormon settlers used a small gap in the sandstone to reach the Colorado River and beyond in order to settle into Southeastern Utah (More On The Hole in a later post).

 

The difficult to travel Hole In The Rock Road at The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Eroded sandstone is the predominate feature along The Hole In The Rock Road in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

 

A full moon rises over the landscape at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Didn’t want to go up there!

 

 

No Uber or self driving cars needed here.

 

 

 

 

Looks like they missed the elusive steer!

 

 

Navajo Mountain stands out in the desert landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

A cactus flowers in early spring at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

 

Desert Sand Verbena

 

Primitive camping allowed. No picnic tables and thankfully no large RV’s with noisy generators.

 

The only sound I heard here was the crackling of the fire and coyotes howling in the near distance.

 

 

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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.

 


Some More Moon Rising Shots………

Taken from the Lake Powell Area in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  These images and many more available as a  downloadable file or print at Dawn2Dawn Photography.

Next up are images from Coalmine Canyon on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Northern Arizona.

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Lake Powell Weekend

Spent a few days in the Lake Powell area where the leftovers from that California storm made an appearance.  I was able to score a permit for North Coyote Buttes for Monday, home of The Wave.  Those pics to come soon.

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Lake Powell Sunset

Stormy Glen Canyon

Glen Canyon Sunset

Horseshoe Bend

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Glen Canyon Sunset

 

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Glen Canyon Sunset

Glen Canyon Sunset

Glen Canyon Sunset


Lake Powell Moonrise

Lake Powell is on the border of Utah and Arizona. Formed by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, it has more shoreline than our Pacific Coastline. You might recognize in some of the photos, how the waterline has been dropping because of the drought in the area. I was there to capture the full moon rising. Companion time lapse can be seen at Moon Over Lake Powell Time Lapse Video.

Lake Powell Boat

Lake Powell Ripples

Lake Powell Moonrise

Lake Powell Moonrise

Lake Powell Moonrise

 

Lake Powell Moonrise

Lake Powell Moonrise

Lake Powell Moonrise

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Time Lapse Video Of Sunset/Moonrise Over Lake Powell

Shot Today, Wednesday.    Watch at Full Screen at Hi Def. Music from Beck’s latest and greatest which can be purchased at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/morning-phase/id797897966        Still Photos Coming Soon!