Page, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Horseshoe Bend

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We leave Verde Valley Thousand Trails headed to see our friends in Page Arizona.  We head out on 89 just out of Flag Staff Arizona.
We leave Verde Valley Thousand Trails headed to see our friends in Page Arizona. We head out on 89 just out of Flag Staff Arizona.
This is an Indian reservation, it seems a little short on dirt and water.  Not much farming going on.
This is an Indian reservation, it seems a little short on dirt and water. Not much farming going on.
This vet is not real prosperous judging by looks of the building
This vet is not real prosperous judging by looks of the building
He has one of the nicer homes in the area though.
He has one of the nicer homes in the area though.
The Hopi reservation seems to be  seeing better cash flow
The Hopi reservation seems to be seeing better cash flow
Now headed up the 98 by pass, since 89 fell off the mountain. Kind of a cool bypass, we see some elephants feet. I am wondering where the rest of the elephant is.
Now headed up the 98 by pass, since 89 fell off the mountain. Kind of a cool bypass, we see some elephants feet. I am wondering where the rest of the elephant is.
The city of cow springs, seems to be lacking in residents
The city of cow springs, seems to be lacking in residents
We arrive at Page Powell Campground.
We arrive at Page Powell Campground.
Holly is picking up sandstone plates in our campground. These things are more delicate than China tableware
Holly is picking up sandstone plates in our campground. These things are more delicate than China tableware
After Steve arrived, we headed down to Glen Canyon Dam. It is almost as big as Hoover, but looks much smaller.
After Steve arrived, we headed down to Glen Canyon Dam. It is almost as big as Hoover, but looks much smaller.
These rafts are moored at the Glen Canyon Dam.  They will take you from here to Lee’s Ferry via Horseshoe Bend. Way out of our budget, but they get great reviews. Raft Trip
These rafts are moored at the Glen Canyon Dam. They will take you from here to Lee’s Ferry via Horseshoe Bend. Way out of our budget, but they get great reviews. Raft Trip
We go for a walk in the dessert to see some ferns
We go for a walk in the dessert to see some ferns
The kids got too far from Mom and Dad. They can hold hands again. Kids, just don’t understand.
The kids got too far from Mom and Dad. They can hold hands again. Kids, just don’t understand.
We arrive at the hanging fern cliff, it is not much.  Still seems like a funny thing to walk all this way for, at home if we took a short nap out doors we would be the host organism for the ferns.
We arrive at the hanging fern cliff, it is not much. Still seems like a funny thing to walk all this way for, at home if we took a short nap out doors we would be the host organism for the ferns.
The view however is rather interesting
The view however is rather interesting
We worked up an appetite, walking to see some ferns. We were hungry and stopped off at the BBQ in Page. We all got  beef Brisket, Steve asked for extra fat on his. I never thought about asking for the fat, meat is getting so lean these days that it is rather dry when cooked. The nut jobs in the stores don’t even sell well marbled meat in most places, they think it is bad for our health. Won’t be long, and the law makers will have us eating Tofusket. Next we will be forced to  become breathetarians, until they discover the fact that our air is killing us, then they will just make it illegal to die before 100 and levy hefty fines on the estate.  Sadly, there are a set number of years for man, Psalms 90:10.  I have no worries, will probably fall off a cliff,  do something stupid like jump out of a perfectly good airplane, or forget to look both ways before crossing a one way street in California before then.
We worked up an appetite, walking to see some ferns. We were hungry and stopped off at the BBQ in Page. We all got beef Brisket, Steve asked for extra fat on his. I never thought about asking for the fat, meat is getting so lean these days that it is rather dry when cooked. The nut jobs in the stores don’t even sell well marbled meat in most places, they think it is bad for our health. Won’t be long, and the law makers will have us eating Tofusket. Next we will be forced to become breathetarians, until they discover the fact that our air is killing us, then they will just make it illegal to die before 100 and levy hefty fines on the estate. Sadly, there are a set number of years for man, Psalms 90:10. I have no worries, will probably fall off a cliff, do something stupid like jump out of a perfectly good airplane, or forget to look both ways before crossing a one way street in California before then.
Seth and  Sarah are noticing that one can walk up sandstone cliffs. That is soooo cooool!
Seth and Sarah are noticing that one can walk up sandstone cliffs. That is soooo cooool!
If the cell service is not great in the RV park, you can always go to the top of the bluff.
If the cell service is not great in the RV park, you can always go to the top of the bluff.
We found this dock coming from behind the canyon. I think this lake dried up 25 million years ago due to global warming.  The ice carved out the basin leaving a lake, the Navajos built the dock, and had boat tours in the Marina. About 10 million years ago, the lake began shrinking until all we have to day is an ancient dock, and 4wd trails. Steve has this crazy notion that the earth is much younger and the dock was built in this century for launching quads.  One last thought though is they give horse riding tours to midgets. They load the midgets on the other side of the canyon, they walk down the ramp where there are horses parked. The midgets step off the dock on to the horse, and get to ride the poor enslaved critter all around the desert.  Three theories, but not a enough evidence to prove or disprove any of them.
We found this dock coming from behind the canyon. I think this lake dried up 25 million years ago due to global warming. The ice carved out the basin leaving a lake, the Navajos built the dock, and had boat tours in the Marina. About 10 million years ago, the lake began shrinking until all we have to day is an ancient dock, and 4wd trails. Steve has this crazy notion that the earth is much younger and the dock was built in this century for launching quads. One last thought though is they give horse riding tours to midgets. They load the midgets on the other side of the canyon, they walk down the ramp where there are horses parked. The midgets step off the dock on to the horse, and get to ride the poor enslaved critter all around the desert. Three theories, but not a enough evidence to prove or disprove any of them.
Had to put this picture in even though it is unclear.  The picture proves Steve is my best friend. He just arrived in his truck from the Metropolis of Page and returned with a half gallon of Rocky Road Ice Cream. He is trying to coax me down off the mountain with it.
Had to put this picture in even though it is unclear. The picture proves Steve is my best friend. He just arrived in his truck from the Metropolis of Page and returned with a half gallon of Rocky Road Ice Cream. He is trying to coax me down off the mountain with it.
Sarah and Seth are enjoying the fruits of their climb.
Sarah and Seth are enjoying the fruits of their climb.
Steve took this picture of Horseshoe Bend  for me. The ladies would not let me get close enough to take it myself.
Steve took this picture of Horseshoe Bend for me. The ladies would not let me get close enough to take it myself.
Mindie is showing us how to take photos of deep canyons
Mindie is showing us how to take photos of deep canyons

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// Page, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Horseshoe Bend | Rolling Shoe Box //

Our visit was short, and another family vacation with Steve and Family has come to its terminal end.  We are looking at joining together again someplace in the Northwest Midsummer 2013. What ever we do, I am sure it will be fun, and really cool.   Until we meet again…..

Good Evening and Good Night….

Notes:

We did not see Antelope Canyon as the  Navajos charge $40.00 plus a $6 Navajo usage fee to see the cave.  Our group would have been set back $500.00

We did not see antelope Canyon South as it was $26.00 a person.

Boat Rentals on the lake start at $270.00 a day plus that much again in fees, and will only seat 7. We were looking at about $1,000 for a boat for our group.

We found that in order to do the major attractions in the Lake Powell area, you need to be made of money, and willing to give an arm and a leg.

If you are not boating, we would recommend staying in Kanab, Utah. Drive 1 hour over to Lake Powell to see the Glenn Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend.  The dam tour is $5.00 per person, and Horseshoe Bend is free at this time.

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