The Second Annual Lake Powell Expedition
Lake Powell, Utah
The flooded Glen Canyon area is considered “America’s lost national park” and in looking at the surreal beauty of Lake Powell and imagining about what lies below, it certainly feels that way. It’s a very surreal place. But out of that lost national park at least rose Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, established as a consequence of the creation of lake (reservoir). Contrary to a national park, where the emphasis falls more on natural preservation, a national recreation area’s goal is the balance of both preservation and recreation. The National Parks Service developed the area for access to the lake via five marinas with multiple camp grounds, houseboat rentals, and power boat rentals which attracts approximately 3 million annual visitors.
So for a second year, we rolled down to Bullfrog (UT), grabbed a 59′ luxury houseboat, and spent four days of just cruising around towering canyons in perfect fall desert weather.