ON THE ROAD AGAIN - 2004
We left Tucson May 9th, heading for Alaska. The plan is to stop in Bigfork, MT and
then to Kamloops, BC to see the area and do some fly fishing on the lakes around
there. These lakes are famous for their trout fishing, especially starting in May.
Ted's brother and his wife are going to meet us there and he will join Ted fishing.
NEAR PAGE, ARIZONA
Our first overnight was in Page, AZ, a town that was created during the construction
of Glen Canyon Dam. We have enjoyed this area several times in the past. There
are many things to do and see around here other than the
dam and Lake Powell. One of these is the first fifteen miles of the Colorado River
below the dam. This stretch is know as Marble Canyon and is both a unique sight
and a world renowned rainbow trout fishery. The red rock cliffs rise 1500 feet in
some places and are something that is worth the effort to see. Access is via boat
from Lee's Ferry.
Slot canyons are tall narrow slots cut into the sandstone by water and wind. You
have probably seen the pictures that come out of these canyons, especially Antelope
Canyon, near Page. If you go to Page you can take a guided tour of this and other
slot canyons and make your own pictures. Hint: If you are using a digital camera,
play with the white balance until you get the shot that you are looking for.
NORTH RIM - GRAND CANYON
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a couple of hours drive from Page. It makes
a long day trip, but worth the effort.
Heading north from page, up Hwy 89 through Kanab, you will pass two National Parks
that are must see destinations. These are Zion and Bryce. Zion is the first and
is to the west of 89.
This is a very unique place that will show you two faces, each equally fantastic.
These pictures are what it looks like in the summer. I can't find my winter pictures,
so you will just have to go there in March/April to see what it looks like then.
Beautiful but cold. This is what it looked like as we crossed the Continental
Divide in Montana. Seems like it is going to be cold with intermittent rain/snow
for the next few days and it might follow us into Kamloops, BC.