Outside Last week: Lake Powell

Last week I was on my way to the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a text popped up inviting me out to lake Powell for a few days. I had to pause for a bit to think it over. The monsoon season of southern Utah won.

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Part of boating is swiming. I give Joey an 8.6 on this one.

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Summer Thunderstorms on Lake Powell can erupt and anytime.

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The changing topography of what was once Glen Canyon is breathtaking.

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When you travel far enough up Lake Powell you run into fewer and fewer people. A simple wave to acknowledge the joy of living the life and two boats pass.

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The twisting narrow fingers of the Lake Powell catch the light differently around every corner

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The narrow fingers of Lake Powell are great to explore. Just be sure your boat fits.

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Joey watches the front while I watch the back.

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Squeezing through Lake Powell’s narrow fingers is an all hands situtation but I had to “squeeze” off a few frames.

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Lake Powell covers Glen Canyon and the slot canyons that ran into it.

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This time of year the desert monsoon are very active.

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Thunderheads over Lake Powell at sunset

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The remaining clouds from the afternoon thunderstorms light up the sky at Lake Powell.

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Afternoon thunderstorms stick around to create a beautiful sunset at Lake Powell. One minute the sky has a beautiful peachy lavender color and the next the lavender wins out.

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With the sun below the mountains the clouds stick around to create a beautiful lavender sunset at Lake Powell.

 

The next morning the clouds have gone but not for long.

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These dry falls could active in a matter of seconds due to the summer monsoons around southern Utah.

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The sky opens and the rains start to fall.

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The summer monsoons bring thunderstorms to Lake Powell prompting flash floods and short lived waterfalls.

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Summer Thunderstorms create short lived waterfalls around Lake Powell.

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The summer monsoons bring thunderstorms to Lake Powell prompting flash floods and short lived waterfalls.

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Taking refuge on the boat during the summer thunderstorms on Lake Powell.

 

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