I got a shot of the park boundary just before I passed all the bookdockers who were still snoozing comfortably in their rigs. Heh.
My next stop would be Natural Bridges National Monument. But I couldn’t resist stopping at a viewpoint in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (home of Lake Powell) on my way through.
This is at the top of the plateau overlooking Hite Crossing.
Notice there’s really not much to “cross” here! I wonder if Lake Powell used to reach this far north, but has dropped so low that now this area is dry but for a narrow ribbon of the Colorado River which winds its way along the bottom of the cliff I’m standing on...? I’ll have to look that up. There are always debates going on about draining the lake. Maybe this landscape has something to do with that...
(Did you notice the photographer in the picture above? No? Look one more time...)
I took this next picture a few miles down the road looking back at the plateau. In this picture, you can see the river in the foreground as well as the snow-covered Henrie Mountains in the background.