Scariest Moment of Canyoneering

Scariest Moment of Canyoneering

So, what was the scariest moment of canyoneering for this acrophobe?The drive to our canyoneering spot,Yankee Doodle Dandy, in the Dixie National Forest. Our guide casually palms the wheel while drinking coffee as he drives our van up a gravel road  that’s nothing but...
Looking Back on First Days

Looking Back on First Days

As part of the continuing vagaries of this trip, it is 4 p.m. Arizona time.We are actually in the Utah stretch of Lake Powell but the whole lake just sticks to Arizona time to keep simpler. We are  loving it here, despite the cranky generator on the house boat which...

First Stop: Vegas!

Las Vegas is our gateway to Lake Powell, so we spend a day-and-a-half there. If you’re 10, or traveling with a 10-year-old, Vegas is irresistable. In 36 hours we: did the Rim-Runner, bumper cars and arcade games at Circus-Circus. Then we lounged by the Four Seasons...
Canyoneering in Zion!

Canyoneering in Zion!

We’re moseying on down toward Lake Powell and stopping in Zion for some canyoneering and sunset rim hikes. We spent this morning canyoneering Yankee Doodle, a series of slot canyons in the Dixie National Forest near Zion National Park. A little rappelling, a little...
What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

What’s under Lake Powell’s waters? At right, a photo of a world that was. Gregory Butte, before Lake Powell … And in Lake Powell today … Gregory Butte’s elevation is 4600 feet; Lake Powell right now is at 3631 and dropping. As the lake’s levels drop, more of what used...