Lake Powell Overnight, UT
My buddy Rick and I headed up to Page, AZ to see the Antelope canyon and I thought it would make a nice addition to stay the night out in the wilderness! So we packed our gear up and headed North.
Rick securing his backpack
We rented kayaks from Kayak Lake Powell. They were great, super helpful, and took the time to really help us get our bearings on where exactly we would expect to find campsites on the lake. Click HERE to head to their website for Kayak Rentals and Lake Powell Tours.
We set off from Lone Rock point as we were headed just across from it to put the tents up. Theres bathrooms there so dont worry if you didnt stop before you start your trek out into the lake.
Facing… Lone Rock. Pretty easy to identify haha.
We went into the first cove we found and came across a really cool cave. The water is super clear! It is however super cold as well so swimming was out of the question.
Our campsite we ended up going with was just around the corner from the cave. A place we thought was going to be good. Should have listened to the guys at Kayak Lake Powell!
Tents set up in location number one. A plan we would inevitably abandon as the wind kicked up and sand blasted us in the tents.
Really cool views here in canyon.
Kayaks unloaded, time to head out and explore the area a bit.
Looking back at campsite one.
Checking the cave out a little more.
We tried to get to the point that the Kayak Lake Powell guy told us about but we had waited too long and the wind picked up ferociously. Managed a good shot of Rick in all the chop though.
Back at the campsite, we figured we should look and see if we had neighbors to worry about in our cove.
Campsite two! relocated after the sandblasting. MUCH better spot. Still super windy but at least no sand blowing in the tents.
Waiting for the sun to go down, playing with camera settings.
Rick managed to build a fire in the insane wind! Took alot of wood to keep it going. But it felt great as the temps dropped at night.
Calling it a night early, the last of the fire hanging on by a thread.
I woke up a few times in the night. One time I got brave and poked my head out into the cold to see if I could see stars. And I could!
Returning the next morning was a little bit less of a pleasure cruise. There were storms building all around us. Fortunately Rick was smart and made the executive decision to leave and we must have missed the storm by about an hour. The waves in the “lake” were like an ocean. We still managed to make it without taking a dip. All in all, it was a fantastic outing. Im looking forward to coming back in the summertime and getting some swimming in as well as camping. Thanks for reading!
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