Lake Powell is named after John Wesley Powell the first known person to explore the Colorado River in 1869. The lake was formed by the Glen Canyon dam dating back to 1957. Not since Lake Mead in Nevada had we seen anything like it. The best way to see it is by boat (of course) and we took the Rainbow Bridge tour that travels 50 miles upstream. The boat was 92 ft long and made of aluminum. There were 112 passengers and a crew of 4. Between Mavis and I we got over 250 photos a few of which are shown above. It is hard to take a bad picture, but it is impossible to capture the immense scale of the towering mesas and buttes. Look for the people nearest to the Rainbow Bridge in the photo. Just click on any photo to enlarge it. The only way to see Lake Powell is in person and by boat. The route we were to take to the Grand Canyon North Rim today has been closed since a February landslide. I only discovered this at the Glen Canyon Dam visitor center where signs were posted. Instead we will go 75 miles today to Kanab UT and then south to the North Rim tomorrow.
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