River run before the dam

Discussion in 'Lake Powell Recreation' started by Pccaptainjack, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Pccaptainjack

    Pccaptainjack Active Member

    My father had the oppourtunity to run the river in the mid 50's before the dam. He was about 10 or so at the time.

    They visited Rainbow Bridge and with not knowing better climbed on top of the arch. in the attached picture you can make out the arch and see a group of people standing on top of it. Apparently one of the kids brought a model airplane down the river just to hike it to the top of the arch and throw it off. It immediately nose dived and crashed.

    More photo's to come Glenn Canyon 8.jpeg
  2. Pccaptainjack

    Pccaptainjack Active Member

    Does anybody recognize this spot? Cookie Jar? I'm new to the south end of the lake so i'm not sure Glen Canyon before Lake Powel 8.jpeg
  3. Dungee Fishing

    Dungee Fishing Well-Known Member

    Very cool, love the pre-lake photos.
  4. Cutter99

    Cutter99 Member

    Indeed very cool! Yes please more pics. Looks like the river was pretty full that year.
  5. wayne gustaveson

    wayne gustaveson Administrator Staff Member

    I don't recognize the rock features in the picture. There are just too many choices. Thanks for the pictures
  6. Bill Sampson

    Bill Sampson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the pictures. Please post more if possible.
  7. Larry Weir

    Larry Weir New Member

    Very nice.
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    So very cool!