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More Old River Photos

Dougie

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1. Lake Just Starting to Fill--100 feet deep at mouth of Wahweap
2. Air view of West Canyon and Gregory Butte--now this hairpin turn is all under water
3. Ice in the river hard winter of 1962
4. More ice in the river same winter near Rock Creek
5. Dungeon was the darkest and narrowest of the side canyons
6. The actual dangling rope (at least this is in the canyon that bears the name)
7. Mystery Canyon south bank below Hidden Passage
8. Hidden Passage (north bank) with Music Temple Bar in foreground
9. Reflection (creek flows from top of picture towards the bottom--note the sloping nose aiming right)
10. Size of Reflection to show scale: note the man waving his arms standing next to the sloping nose where the creek makes the hairpin turn
 

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Dworwood

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Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing. I do like these views better with the lake full though, just my opinion.
 

Gem Morris

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Wow, it really was a magical place. Bittersweet photos! So much about Glen Canyon we'll never see again.

I guess that floating ice is a SURE sign of global warming? :)
 

Dworwood

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There are hundreds of miles of canyons that I have been blessed to see because of the lake that I would never have seen without it, it is much slower on horse back or foot than in a boat. :)
 

Dougie

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I agree with Dorwood--the lake has opened this area up to millions who would never have seen it.
It's just fun to me to look over those old photos and compare to today.
That early Wahweap photo was taken within a few of months from when the dam closed off.
Those logs and that floating debris are long long gone...in early lake years they were a hazard.
 

Dworwood

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I agree with Dorwood--the lake has opened this area up to millions who would never have seen it.
It's just fun to me to look over those old photos and compare to today.
That early Wahweap photo was taken within a few of months from when the dam closed off.
Those logs and that floating debris are long long gone...in early lake years they were a hazard.
I love the old pictures keep them coming please.
 
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