A March across Powell, 9

April 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

March 9, 2014

 

At 4:00am I wake up to pee.  The wind is dead-calm and the surface of the lake is so flat the stars are reflected in its surface like a thousand diamonds in a sea of black ice. I gaze in awe at the beautiful scene until the chill night air drives me back to the warmth of my down bag.

 

7:00am 344.8°, 1024 mbar

 

After breaking camp we shoved off about 10:15am and paddle all the way to the turn-off to Warm Creek Bay. We stop for lunch about 12:30pm.

 

Entering Labyrinth CanyonEntering Labyrinth Canyon

Back in the boats about 1:30pm we paddle all the way to the back of Labyrinth Canyon in hopes of finding a nice secluded campsite in the narrow arms of the canyon. No such luck.  The canyon is beautiful but the walls are steep and don't offer any opportunity to get out and stretch our legs much less a suitable campsite.

Pine Needles in Labyrinth CanyonPine Needles in Labyrinth Canyon

After struggling to turn our long boats around in the narrow canyon we paddle back to Labyrinth Bay and find a suitable camp at 5:40pm (37° 00.29 111° 17.75). Ugh, a long day for sure but the weather was perfect for being on the lake; we had calm winds, cool air and warm sun, all day.

 

Introspection No.6Introspection No.6


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