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Page Lake Powell Campground, Arizona

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After leaving Las Vegas (not the famous movie...) and the Grand Canyon we continued to explore further canyons in Arizona. We drove to Page Lake Powell Campground and it was a busy and long day. Having our girls "nameday" (a Hungarian tradition celebrating holders of a given firstname on a given day of the calendar) she wanted to eat pizza in a restaurant. We also needed to do shopping for food and the usual refuelling sonwe had a very long lunchbreak at Flagstaff, Arizona. Hence we arrived quite late and in the dark to the campsite. Before parking into our site we stopped at the office tp find out where to park and we all needed a quick break which we managed in the trailer. After figuring out where to pull in I started and after about 150m we took a right turn, when my son shouted: "Daddy, the stairs, the stairs!!" Oh, shit, I forgot to close the stairs before starting to pull into our site! As the radio was quite loud in the car we did not hear the noise dragging the stairs must have made. We clearly let other canpers know that we have arrived!

I quickly stopped, checked the stairs and it was not ripped off but slighlty bent towards the back of the trailer. The two pins fixing the lenght of the legs gone missing. Afterwards I found both of the pins with the help of a flashlight and I was able to bend the stairs back to its original position. After a good night sleep we checked the surroundings which is quite surreal. Red sand and red rocks everywhere with some dry flora. The big waves of rock looks almost like flowing lava.


In this campground you can also rent old coaches and they have air conditiong and coffee machines as well, despite their 1850 look. After lunch we visited two unique locations nearby. The first stop was the Glen Canyon Dam which is quite similar to the Hoover Dam
Capacity wise this provides 1,3MWatts while the Hoover plant is around 2MWatts.


After the dam we got to the Horseshoe Bend which is about ten minutes from there. From the parking spot it was an easy 20 minutes walk to the river and the view was breathtaking. Even in December it was quite busy so I guess in the summer it must be really full of people.


Posted by divatmotoros 05:25 Archived in USA Tagged arizona page horseshoe_bend

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