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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!