After spending a week in the Grand Canyon, we pulled in the awning and slide out, folded up the outdoor mat and chairs and off we went to our next adventure. We drove through Grand Canyon National Park one last time and stopped at the Watchtower to take in the views. After walking up the steps to the top of the tower and taking a few pictures, we were on our way to Lake Powell.
We found a great camp spot right on the sandy bank of an arm of the lake. I quickly blew up the paddle board and went out to explore. It’s a great place to paddle with more coastline than the state of California and more than 95 major arms! Lake Powell is named after John Wesley Powell, a one armed Civil War vet who explored the river on wooden boats in 1869. Over dinner we made plans to hike the next day.
Lee’s Ferry to Spencer Lookout Hike
Lee’s Ferry to Spencer Lookout hike was short and steep. This hike is flat for maybe 100 yards the whole time. The trail switchbacks forever up the rock mountain. Right away our efforts were rewarded with dazzling views of the Colorado River below. You never really get anywhere but straight up above where you started. After reaching the top if you walk a little further, you can see an interesting view of the river off the backside as well. We sure live in a pretty country and I’m happy to get the chance to see it all.