Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lake Powell


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?

6 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah,
    What a beautiful pictures of the lake, I wish I could be there and not at work, looks so relaxing and serene.
    You learn a lot by visiting new places and you describe it well in your blog.
    Miss you and can't wait to hug you all,
    Love,
    Grandma Tanya

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  2. Dear Tanya,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Guess what, we are going to be home today. I am so exited to see you again.

    Have you ever been to this lake?

    If you have, did you touch the water?

    Was it cold?

    sincerely,
    Sarah

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  3. Dear SARAH !
    We are reading again and again the posts about your trip in Grand Canyon and in two parks in the state of Utah with
    big interest.
    There is a place in Uzbekistan where we lived before we came here named Uzbekistan. At 80 km from Tashkent - capital of the Uzbekistan there is a charming corner of nature. It is Chimgan. Chimgan is a popular recreation area
    a ski resort in mountains. For its unique beauty and recreation property Chimgan rightly called "Uzbek Switzerland". Mountain slopes are covered with relict forests
    and cut by many water streams. Alpine medows covered with fine aroma of countless herbs and flowers. Between the rocks are hidden small lakes,rapid river streams,waterfalls,,mysterious caves.
    Who visited this region never forgot it!
    Dear Sarah! Please,find this places on the geographical
    map .
    Love grandma Mila and grandpa Isay

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  4. Dear Sarah,

    I swam in a lake before, and it was freezing. I hated it! It was when I was canoeing. When we had to pull the boat out of the water. How many times did you go in the water? We only went in the water once. I was at Lake Tahoe for my cosines wedding, and I was the flower girl.

    Your friend,
    Alyssa

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    1. Dear Alyssa,

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment! The water was also freezing when we went there, but my sister, brother, and I just ignored it.

      When we got there, we just got our toes in, and said that we weren't going to go in. After we got used to the water we got all the way in. My older sister, Miriam, said it was too cold and wasn't going to go in.

      I hope you will visit my blog again and leave me some more lovely comments!

      Sincerely,
      Sarah

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  5. ⊡ ⊡ Ṍ Ṍ M♥a ⊡ ⊡ Ṍ ṌMay 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Dear Sarah,

    Wow! You are an amazing writer! By all of your explanations and photographs, I definitely want to go to Lake Powell. My favorite picture would be the one with your siblings playing in the water.

    When I went to Mexico, there was a small lake. They gave my family and I snorkel equipment like a tube to breathe out of, flippers so we could swim well, and a wet suit to rent. There were marvelous fish so we dove in and went snorkeling in the river. There was a little gap between the ocean and the river so we had to be careful of what came inside. Next thing you know, there is a family of crabs so we had to get out of the water and dry off our else they would see us as invaders and start snapping at us.

    What was your favorite part about Lake Powell?

    Your Friend,

    ⊡ ⊡ Ṍ Ṍ M♥a ⊡ ⊡ Ṍ Ṍ

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