July 13, 2005
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In July of 2005 I visited Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, or more specifically, Lake Powell. America's Playground. It was the first time I had to be Lake Powell in at least five years, and it was as awesome as I remembered it as a kid. Plenty of places to beach the boat and swim for hours, an excessive amount of canyons to explore, and of course the gorgeous Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

This was the first time I had been on a trip with my new digital camera, so there are many more pictures from this trip than previous trips. It has been too long since this trip, so I can't remember many details, other than lots of swimming and boating. The lake level was 93ft below full pool, according to the Lake Powell Water Database. The Antelope Point marina was barely a bunch of docks and a launch ramp and the Castle Rock Cut was not open. It was not the lowest lake level in the past 10 years, but it was close, at 3,608ft.

There's not much else to say, except that I am most definitely going back to Lake Powell in the future, and I highly, highly recommend everyone visit it at least once in their lifetime.

Now, onto the pictures!