Rowing on Red Fish

IMG_6388Last week I wrote about how amazing the Sawtooths are.  Today I thought I’d post about our Canoe adventure on Redfish Lake.

If you’ve ever sung the song Row, row, row your boat, then you know that one thing you have to do in a canoe is ROW.

What you might not know is that there are certain ways to ROW…and other ways that lead to WAR.

Our family rented canoes and spent a few hours exploring the lake.  I took 2 kids with me, and my husband took the other 2 with him.  I was sad I couldn’t have my husband in my boat, because he knows what to do…and I don’t. Continue reading

Lake Powell 4: Slots of Fun

121Sorry for neglecting posting.  I’ve been out of town and had very limited wi-fi (frustrating); but, I’m home and can now conclude my Lake Powell trip.  Lake Powell has so many facets to it, that I couldn’t possibly cover it all…but I have tried.  On the flight home, I actually saw part of Lake Powell from the air, and it was magnificent!

You have the houseboat part of Lake Powell, which is lethargic and lazy.  You anchor Continue reading

Lake Powell 3: Surfing the Waves

063Wow!  This Lake Powell Post is taking longer than I anticipated. After the harrowing weather heaved us into a cliff last time, the sun came out and life was calm and peaceful once more–perfect conditions for SURFING!

Our relatives had a cool surfing boat.  I’m not technical, so forgive me for my simplified description, but basically we’d stop and Craig would push a button and the boat would take on water Continue reading

Lake Powell 2–Stakes are Rising

108When I left off last time, we had just turned off the main channel and headed down a jiggy-jaggy canyon to start our Lake Powell adventure. This photo shows where our final destination.

Our good captain pulled in, turned off the motor, and the men went to work anchoring the boat.  They did this by taking huge stakes and pounding them into the ground to keep the boat from floating away.  Once they were in, Continue reading