Kayaking on Lake Powell means good workout and awesome scenery

Lake Powell scenery

The planned highlight of the day was a kayak trip that D had arranged through the outfitter Hidden Canyon Kayaks located in Page. They’d reserved two sit-in kayaks and were ably let by guide Nick, getting just a glimpse of the lake’s 1,900 miles of shoreline on their four-mile journey.

L in front of Lone Rock_Lake PowellThe day was perfect weather wise. Winds were light and there was not much chop on the Lake. Their boats were longer than what they are used to and L, at least, had to be a little more diligent about where she placed her legs to give the boat needed stability.

About two-thirds through, they put ashore and took a short hike along the sandstone rocks that both line the shore and crop up in a few places in the Lake with the most notable structure Lone Rock (which L is pictured in front of. D jumped from one of the rocks into the water, channelling his swimming genes.

A word about their accommodations after their paddle: Finding not much more in Page than chain motels, L had booked them at a B&B called The Bear’s Den. It was located just a mile or so from the Hidden Kayak shop in a neighborhood of manufactured homes, some of which had seen better days.

Hosts Bubba and Deb had turned their home into a first class B&B on the inside and were the most gracious hosts. A bonus for L: Bubba’s omelets are the thin French style…

D and L during Lake Powell hike

Photos by Dennis Nugent; D and L shot by Nick

Kayak/easy/4 miles

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