Tranquil Canyon

  • Canoeing down the Colorado River, past Hoover Dam. The water level fluctuates greatly, as these canoes were a lot closer to shore when setting up camp in late afternoon. By morning, the level dropped and the canoes were further out, but wiser heads had prevailed and ensured line connected them to shore.

    The weather was hot in the canyon. Sleeping under the stars on a cot, sans tent, was a nice experience. Sleeping bag – not needed or even brought. Waking up early, de rigueur for camping, is an opportunity to catch morning light and still waters, creating a serene tableau that contrasted the paddling to welcome us later in the day.