This morning we left Glen Canyon and drove 70 miles to Kanab, Utah. Kanab is a pretty town, but it's in a mess right now because its main street is being resurfaced and there are lane restrictions and closed roads everywhere. We couldn't even get through the orange cones to the private RV park we wanted to stay at until we found a grocery store parking lot, unhooked our tow car, drove back and figured it out.
After getting the rig settled in, we drove to the Coral Sand Dunes State Park and then to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. On the way, we saw the resurfacing crew at work on the north end of town. We figured they wouldn't get anywhere near the south end of Kanab and our motor home park today. So it shouldn't be hard to guess where the asphalt crew was when we came back: right in front of the motor home park. I mean exactly in front of it. A woman on the crew told us to park across the street in a dirt field, walk over the asphalt and then get our car after a couple of hours. We ended up not walking on the asphalt because it was too hot, but we did get both us, Cooper, and eventually the car back to the rig. Now we just have to get out of here tomorrow.
|Wednesday's evening view of Lake Powell from our |
|Me and my shadow taking a photo on our hike to Horseshoe |
Bend, where there is a 270 degree bend in the Colorado
|Jim peaking over the cliff at Horseshoe Bend.|
Jim and Cooper looking into the Colorado River at
|This is the beach at Lake Powell. The white area on the|
rock is the "bath tub" ring left by receding water. And
the little white speck near the left of the photo in the water
is a speed boat.
|Bev and Cooper at the Hanging Gardens, the destination |
of our last hike of the day. We walked through sand and
slick rock to a depression in the north side of a cliff -- and
found ferns and a 20-degree drop in the temperature.