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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lees Ferry

There was a typo in the last post for the years the bridges were built, this has been fixed. 

Thursday, October 16

"Lees Ferry is the only place in Glen Canyon where visitors can drive to the Colorado River within over 700 miles of canyon country. A natural corridor between Utah and Arizona, it is the very start of the Grand Canyon." (
Lees Ferry Campground does not take reservations but I could see empty sites as I drove past. When I arrived I went to the day use area first, it was too early to set up camp. 

Today I went from an elevation of over 8000' at the North Rim to 3210' at Lees Ferry (in only 85 miles) and the temperature has increased, its very hot here during the day. 

Changed out of jeans and long sleeve shirt into shorts, tshirt and hiking sandals so I could walk along the river trail and find a bit of shade to sit and enjoy the river scenery.

The campsites are $12, no hookups, on a cliff overlooking the Colorado River.  There were several empty sites and I was lucky to get a large site with a view of the river. 

Temps cooled down in time to sit outside and watch the sunset 

I tried out my "Solo Stove" to heat water for tea, it uses twigs for fuel. 

If it was cooler during the day I would have stayed more than one night. I really wish I had stayed longer - it was so calm and peaceful even with more than half of the campsites occupied.

Still experimenting, using the iphone to write blog posts. 

I had a spam comment on the last blog post but the Blogger app does not let me get into the dashboard to mark comments as spam or delete them. 

Can't insert links or do any changes to the blog design with this app.


  1. There's a back road very nearby where there's an old homestead with an old green truck ... great photographs there. Love that area.

  2. What great pictures always wanted to go there, can't believe it was so hot there it sure wasn't hot here today. Safe travels

  3. I love Lee's Ferry but it can be quite Hot there. Cute little Solo Stove. What happened to your computer? Did I miss something? I can't even imagine blogging on my phone. You're doing good. Might be time to get ye to a library.


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