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Old 06-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #581
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Hey Rog

Is this kinda what the Illinois river looks like?
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:58 PM   #582
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Wow how do you get the boat in so close to the rocks?
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Wow how do you get the boat in so close to the rocks?
Good Driving??
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:15 PM   #584
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But seriously, Mike...

This lake has hundreds of side canyons, some barely as wide as your boat, before opening into a grand alcove.

Many go on for miles. Testing your ability to navigate AND more importantly, turn around, in very confined spaces.

Hitting a predetermined spot we call a beech--no problem


In this picture, you can see a small arch on the upper cliff.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:19 PM   #585
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Hey Rog

Is this kinda what the Illinois river looks like?

Let me guess... Reflection? I hope you tossed a couple stern anchors out if planning to spend the night.
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Let me guess... Reflection? I hope you tossed a couple stern anchors out if planning to spend the night.
This was just a lunch/let the dogs pee stop. It was in Music Temple Canyon.

We always have 3 lines to shore--every night.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #587
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I bet... you have to even on a clear day the winds can pick up overnight.

OK... Music Temple Canyon? Where is that? I've probably been in it but have forgotten where it's located. I don't get up past Oak much anymore.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:33 PM   #588
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I bet... you have to even on a clear day the winds can pick up overnight.

OK... Music Temple Canyon? Where is that? I've probably been in it but have forgotten where it's located. I don't get up past Oak much anymore.
The last canyon just downstream of the San Juan, on the same side.

Heres a close up of the arch from the previous shot
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:37 PM   #589
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Got it .. Across from Hidden then.


I really need to make a run up to the Escalante soon. Maybe while I have the boat slipped in Sept/Oct so I can get an early start. Vacation days are just too limited for the rest of the year.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:41 PM   #590
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I try to not go to the Escalante unless I have at least 7 days.

A great place to never leave, love that arm.
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On Lake Powell, you can easily get away from reality.

We found this collection of cruisers at the end of a canyon.

There is absolutely no cell service, no satelite reception, no gps signal.

This location is over 55miles from the nearest form of civilization.

About 25miles from the nearest floating gas station.

advanced preparations are a must, you are your own rescue crew.
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Yup.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:04 PM   #593
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This is the Illinois river....



or this

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #594
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Dang, Rog, I musta taken a wrong turn
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This is one of thousands of alcoves on the lake.

Each are made more or less accessible by fluctuating water heights.(water right now is down around 95' from full)

These cliffs would be 5-600' tall. The alcove itself, around 150-200' deep.

The Anasazi indians lived in this area for a time and built shelter in many of these alcoves.
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Yeah a difference of night and day to compare the two unique body's of water.

I would be freckin out because of all the hard rocks out there.

I love soft mud....s

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:48 AM   #597
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It all looks fun to me.

Rog, can you boat up the Kankakee river?

I have lots of relatives in the area.


Oh--and another Powell pic.
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No7 sure must be nice to get so much time on the water
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No7 sure must be nice to get so much time on the water
I may be un intentionally deceiving you...

We go to the lake generally twice a month, for 4-5 days at a time.

I take a lot of pictures when there and post them as I finish processing.(as time allows)

So--heres a pic for today, even though I'm not there
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So 8 to 10 days on the boat a month, not bad at all
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