Photographer's Note

What appears as foaming ripples in a rushing stream as it drops the last few feet into Lake Powell is really the ice crust on a slow moving trickle. I won't insult those living in more temperate/colder climes by saying it was a bitterly cold morning, but, for someone arriving from southern Arizona, below freezing temperatures (albeit just by a few degrees) are an unusual challenge.

In my last post think my real question for "How long" shouldn't have been how long can he hold his breath but how long will the lake last. This wide angle shot limits your ability to see the feet of bleached rock rising above the lake on the far shore. In fact, when Lake Powell was much fuller, the hill on the right side of the near group was an island. And, behind me, 1,000 to 1,250 feet away, is the end of what was the boat launching ramp. That's why the regional states and Mexico are working on a new agreement to take less water from the Colorado River as the region is suffering from a decades-long drought with water demand outpacing the rain and snowfall that supplies it. Perhaps drowned Glen Canyon will reappear, bleached but awe inspiring once again.

ISO 200, 1/400 second at f/10, 24mm focal length

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