Monday, September 7, 2015 : Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge, Horseshoe Bend


We spend most of the day on Lake Powell to visit Rainbow Bridge, a natural arch about 3 hours away by boat from Page. The stunningly beautiful landscapes around the lake are enough to keep us busy.


Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge

 

Since the level of the lake regularly decreases, Rainbow Bridge is now a short walk away from the landing. It is a sacred site for the local Native populations, and it is absolutely out of question to pass either above or under it. Respect imposes to keep some distance.

 

Anyway, this bridge is beautiful, and largely makes the boat journey and the walk worthwhile.

 

When Glen Canyon Dam was designed in the 1950s, its height was carefully calculated so as not to flood Rainbow Bridge.

 

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend

 

We are back in Page toward the end of the afternoon, and we set out to shoot sunset pictures at Horseshoe Bend, very close by. We are not the only ones, and the site is absolutely packed. What's more, we make it a little too late to catch the sunset on the rock inside the bend. Marie takes her revenge with her camera, trying colorful effects between sunset light and the strips of clouds in the sky. I will show you the results in another article, when back in France.