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Posted: 07/19/21 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We ventured out a couple weeks ago headed to Lake Powell trying to find solitude. We found the lake so low we couldn’t even access our same spot last year!!
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July 2021 same spot we camped last year!!!
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You can barely see the water line
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We continued out on the mud flat and found a Tacoma on the water line buried to his axles. This is as far as we went. I have had my experience getting buried in mud and unfortunately did not risk it and couldn’t help the poor fellow.
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I was unable to reach the shore line but did get some cool TC pics [emoticon]
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We headed over to lone rock campground and joined the masses
It actually wasn’t too bad because the water level is so low there is a lot of room for people to camp

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Launching the Watercraft from the shore
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In anticipation of some long touring far up lake into some very remote canyons and dangling rope marina being closed I was able to find a nice aftermarket fuel caddy. I am able to store two fives gallon jugs on the back and one 5 gallon jug in the center hatch. Which gives me a range of approximately 150 miles.
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This was a father son trip for 6 nights at lone rock [emoticon]
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We did this 30ft cliff jump last year and now it has to be well over 80 feet now!!
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LAST YEARS PIC
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We had to find some new rocks to leap off
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But the main reason we come is for the amazing remote side canyons to explore [emoticon]
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Pirates of the Caribbean video[emoticon]

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Even though the lake is at an insane low level we had a blast bonding, truck camping and touring around. Not sure if the lake will continue to drop but boy do we need some rain out here. Hope you enjoyed the pics

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* This post was last edited 07/19/21 06:42pm by anutami *   View edit history


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Posted: 07/19/21 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AWESOME pictures. Thanks for taking the time to share them.


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Posted: 07/19/21 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very Nice TR and photos. Yeah, really dry this year here, too.


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Posted: 07/19/21 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice, what a great adventure it was.
Like the Jet Skis, nice..


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Posted: 07/19/21 08:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beautiful place,,Im guesing lack of snow in winter and very litle rain lately must have something to do with low water levels. Maybe that Global warming is real.

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Posted: 07/19/21 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

free radical wrote:

Maybe that Global warming is real.


I’m not sure that’s a real cause considering some places in the US are getting too much rain.

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Posted: 07/19/21 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great TR. Thanks for posting.

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Posted: 07/19/21 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Powell has been like that for two years now. It won't get better anytime soon. I was there last fall, and I was afraid to take the pontoon boat in the slots in fear of hitting a sand bar.

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Posted: 07/19/21 10:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, on the pictures and what was obviously a fantastic bonding/experience time. Thank you so much.. a completely different view of another place in this awesome nation. Cheers!


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Posted: 07/20/21 12:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting!
So cool!
Powell is amazing. Now I want to explore it like you guys did.


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