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Lake Powell [Aug. 10th, 2015|01:44 pm]
Last week I went boating on Lake Powell. I used my 20' FourWinns boat. I stayed 4 days on the water. It was pretty hot, in the 90's, but great to just lay there on a floatie in the water.

I did a lot of kayaking. At least 20 miles, in and out of those canyons. One afternoon the wind came up and dragged my anchor. I had to move out of that area and find another spot to stay. I left the next day.

It was over 500 miles drive to get there. On the way home I went back through Zion National Park. They had to stop traffic coming the opposite direction so I would fit through the tunnel. It is a mile long, but very narrow inside. They do the same thing for large motorhomes and tour busses.

There is a spill on the river above Powell, in Colorado, that is making the river turn orange. It is full of heavy metals and Arsnic. They don't seem to be doing anything about it, and it goes on for many miles now, poluting the river. It will ruin the season when it gets to Lake Powell. The fish in the Colorado River are probably already not good to eat. And a week after it started, it is still gushing millions of gallons of sludge and poison into the river.