Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, I-89 ride

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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam

October 2, 2008– Today we took a look at the Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell and then rode out on I-89 in Utah and came back on scenic Alt I-89 in Arizona.  

 

Coal burning power plant outside of Page, Az

Coal burning power plant outside of Page, Az

 

You might notice that we have more haze today. Part of it is because it is cloudy and rain may come this weekend (which makes everyone here happy).  But the other reason is most likely because there is a power plant sitting right outside of Page, Az. This is a bit confusing because our assumption was that the Glen Canyon Dam should be producing electricity, but it looks to us that very little water is flowing through it and instead a coal is being used to make electricity. 

Glen Canyon Dam from Scenic Lookout

Glen Canyon Dam from Scenic Lookout

 

Glen Canyon Dam -- Notice the water level

Glen Canyon Dam -- We were surprised at how low the water level is -- and how little is coming through the dam

 

 

House Boats on Lake Powell

House Boats on Lake Powell

 

 

 

 

Forget the RV; we want a house boat -- look at this playground!

Forget the RV; we want a house boat -- look at this playground!

 

I-89 in Utah -- looks like Tiramasu to me

I-89 in Utah -- looks like Tiramasu to me

 

Vermillion Canyon Walls

Vermillion Canyon Walls on I-89 in Utah

 

I-89 scenery

Alt I-89 Pinks and Greens

Alt I-89 - trees at top of mountain

Alt I-89 - Trees at top of mountain

 

Last pass of the day -- just outside Page, AZ

Last pass of the day -- just outside Page, AZ

We are staying in Page, Arizona again tonight.  We might stay another day or two — if we can get a room here tomorrow  night. Carl’s knee is giving him trouble and we need to take it easy.

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