Boater's Guide to Lake Powell
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This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen
Canyon Dam in the middle part of the Colorado River. The dam is located
in extreme northern Arizona, near the town of Page, but 99.9% of Lake
Powell is in Utah. It has a shoreline of 2900 kms or 1800 miles.
The emphasis of this book is on hiking with boater access. Also
covered are potential campsites, geology, history of the early pioneers
and cattlemen; the ones who came to build trails, look for minerals, and
explore. Excerpts from the John W. Powell and the Dominquez &
Escalante expedition diaries have been added in the appropriate
locations, plus archeological sites and their history are documented
using studies from the Universities of Utah and Northern Arizona from
the 1950's, before the lake covered many of the sites. There are 43
mapped areas, which show inlets and the canyons above, and hiking and
camping information. Shown on these maps are Anasazi ruins,
petroglyphs, and other information for mostly day-hiking. All sections
of the lake are included, from Cataract Canyon in the upper end, to the
San Juan Arm; plus the Escalante River drainage and its many great
hiking canyons, and Rainbow Bridge, the one of the largest in the world.
There are also lots of great slot canyons with boater access only;
these include West Canyon, maybe the best all-around canyon hike on the
Colorado Plateau. This 2nd Updated (3rd) Edition has 251 photographs,
including 10 color photos on the front & back covers.