Our first stop of the day was the engineering marvel that made Lake Powell possible. It is hard for me to fathom the amount of planning and building talent that went into constructing such an amazing structure. They truly are the Greatest Generation. The catchment area for the lake are mountains spread over four states upstream.
|Yes, that is grass at the base of the dam!|
We then went downstream to the Navajo Bridge Visitors Center to catch a few more pics of the river, including some of rafters headed towards the Cliff Dwellings. Beautiful sights.
|Apparently, the foreign tourists have made a mess of things in the past.|
|Great little restaurant in the middle of nowhere.|
|With a view!|
I had done a tremendous amount of research in planning the trip, but hadn’t shared many of the details of the specific sights to be seen with the other parties of the ride. I wanted to see and hear their expressions as the beauty that God (or Mother Nature, if you believe otherwise) made for them was unveiled.
As Karen (Scott’s wife) exclaimed, “Zion National Park ROCKS...literally.” I tend to agree...
|Views from the hotel parking lot.|