Saturday, July 28, 2012

Off the grid in Idaho

After leaving Page we made a quick trip through the Salt Lake area and it’s miles and miles of town.  After a quick overnight stop in Willard State park we arrived in beautiful Idaho.  Our first stop was at the Big Eddy campground south of Cascade Lake (north of Boise).  The campground was really nice but right on the road so had a little road noise.  There were only 4 sites so it was very private and right on the river.  After spending two nights we headed on to McCall where we are currently staying at the Last Chance campground west of town.  This is a really nice area and even though the campground is fairly full is is very quite.  A special treat is the campground is loaded with huckleberries so we have been busy picking and stocking the freezer!

Views from the Big Eddy campgroundDSC_3487


South of McCall IDDSC_3514

Huckleberries in the Last Chance campgroundDSC_3522


Some pretty flowers around the campgroundDSC_3541


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Glen Canyon Dam

Today we started our trek toward Idaho and Montana with the first stop being in Page AZ to tour the Glen Canyon Dam.  The tour was about an hour long including a short movie and was very interesting.  Didn’t realize that Glen Canyon Dam is only 16 ft shorter than Hoover and actually contains more concrete then Hoover.  They said there was enough concrete in the dam to build a 4 lane highway from Phoenix to Chicago.  It took 17 years to fill the lake and when full there is more shore line around the lake than along the whole west coast!

View of Lake Powell from the visitor’s center


The Glen Canyon Bridge as viewed from the top of the damDSC_3406

Looking up at the bridge from the bottom of the dam.DSC_3396

Over the edge toward the river!DSC_3405

Over the edge on the lake side!DSC_3411

The generators in the damDSC_3398