Lake Powell October Adventure
This summer I had the opportunity to go on a vacation with some friends and experience houseboat life at Lake Powell. We had so much fun that we decided to head down for a fall trip as well. However, we decided to rough it this time around and just camp out by the water. Eight of us headed down from Salt Lake City to Bullfrog Marina with a speedboat, tents, some coolers, a bunch of Mountain House meals, and a hope for a great adventure.
Upon our arrival, the girls proceeded to lounge out by the boat ramp while the boys loaded up the speedboat with all of our gear, and set out to find our new home. When they finally found the “perfect” spot, they came back and picked us up and we set up camp. Nighttime was soon upon us and we realized that finding wood to build a fire was going to be well….. difficult to say the least. After a good couple of hours of searching, we finally found enough wood to build a fire (breathes sigh of relief). Next time I think we will be purchasing wood ahead of time :) We made our Mountain House meals (which are basically like astronaut food if you have never had them) and got rested to prepare ourselves for a crazy day of exploring and water activities.
Probably my favorite thing about Lake Powell is exploring. There are so many canyons and cool coves to explore. We found one cove where there was bright green grass surrounded by dark red rock that was absolutely beautiful and dream-like.
Considering it was October, the water was surprisingly warm and there wasn’t a soul in sight. We spent hours wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakesurfing, and wakeskating on glassy water. We spent our nights hanging out by the fire and playing campfire games.
If you have never been to Lake Powell, I highly recommend it. It is such a beautiful, majestic, and peaceful area. There really is nothing quite like it. Not to mention, the feeling of eating a hamburger after surviving on freeze dried food for a couple of days is indescribable.