We left the Grand Canyon, and drove up North on highway 89 towards Glen Canyon Recreation Park, which has Lake Powell. On the way, we passed by the Navaho Indian Reservation. The mountains that we passed by were multi colored mountains and below were flat prairie type land. Near the mountains there were small houses that were very far apart. The homes were small and looked like they were poor. We also saw many animals’ cows, mules, horses, and buffalo roaming the land.
Soon we approached Lake Powell. Lake Powell was formed by the Glen Canyon Dam and named in honor of Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who led an expedition in wooden boats down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869. The Glen Canyon Dam is 710 feet above the Colorado River, and was completed in 1966. The lake took 17 years to fill and was completely full by 1980. The lake is 186 miles long and provides water, storage, and power for the southwestern United States.
When we came to Lake Powell, it was around 5:00pm and very warm outside. The water looked very clear, and there were a couple fish and ducks swimming in the lake. We couldn’t wait to try the water after driving in the car for a couple of hours. We quickly got ready and ran to the river for a swim. The water was freezing, but we still had a good time. We then continued our trip by driving to our next stop, Zion National Park.
|Playing in the water|
Have you ever swam in a Lake? Was it also cold?