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justsomeguy 07-14-2005 8:21 PM

((to see the missing pics, go here: <a href="http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=46154" target="_blank">http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=46154</a> sorry, I'm not going to resize the pics that I'm hosting on my own server just because this antiquated/inferior/lame forum software can't handle img src tags <BR> <BR>It's 2005, why restrict yourself to four year old software anyway? <BR> <BR>End rant...)) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>We towed from Norcal and learned a few things: <BR> <BR>It gets hot (112) in Baker. That can make pulling up the grade towards Vegas interesting for some folks. <BR> <BR>The Indian Smoke shop between Vegas and Mesquite has some incredible fireworks for sale. Not that we would have bought any because they're illegal at Powell. That's too bad because the sky morter things would have looked great against the canyon walls. <BR> <BR>The Casablanca in Mesquite has good, secure parking but they are not pet-friendly. Special thanks to their craps table that coughed up $370 in 30 minutes. I just wish I could have stayed up longer. <BR> <BR>If one of the families has a trailer with four year old Carlisle tires, have them replace them before leaving, rather than in Mesquite, after two have blown. <BR> <BR>ON the way back we found that the Marriott Residence Inn in Vegas is pet friendly with very secure parking but no craps tables. However, special thanks to the Wynn which is right next store for the $300 in 20 minutes. Once again, I was too tired to stay up and lose it. <BR> <BR>We rented from Forever Resorts out of Antelope Point. 70' of practically brand new houseboat. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240930.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>After much scouting in my boat, we headed up to the end of Dry Rock Creek and claimed our spot. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240931.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240932.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240933.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240934.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>We had one set of neighbors around the bend and that was it. We spent our time in Dry Rock Creek and the nearby fingers. Fantastic water and very little boat traffic. No main channel rollers. <BR> <BR>We were able to get many kids up over the week. <BR> <BR>First time. What a crappy wake on that X Star. It's practically flat. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240935.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Oh, there's the wake. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240936.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Second time. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240937.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Bad water, crappy scenery. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240938.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240939.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240940.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240941.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240942.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>Every now and then we would ruin the butter for all of the other boats... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240943.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>Side trips to Cathedral Canyon and Rainbow Bridge: <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240944.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240945.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240946.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>Some of the locals are really homely. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>Our last morning, with an early pull out for the houseboat, meant...5:15 start. <BR> <BR>Early water. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240947.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>20 minutes later. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240948.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>(disclaimer: the following pics were taken while I was also driving) <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240949.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240950.jpg" alt=""> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240951.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>The long tow back. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240952.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>There's a reason why you run a stern watch...it took these guys five minutes to figure out that they had lost two boats, even with us sounding the big ole air horn on the houseboat and trying to flag down passing boats to relay a message (not a single boat stopped to help). By the time they got to their boats they were bobbing and banging. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240953.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Special shoutout to the guy with the micro package on the "Southern Knights": <BR> <BR>That shaved thing made the kids laugh but it kind of detracted from the natural beauty of the lake. Please, at least buy a speedo next time. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240954.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>On our way back I detached and pulled some kids in the rollers so they could appreciate the butter that we had been in all week. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/240955.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR>Then we stopped in Vegas for a few nights to recover before heading home. It was a great trip.

gnelson 07-14-2005 8:34 PM

Killer pics bro. It looks like you and your family had a great time. That lake looks unbelievable. How long did you stay, and what do you recommend. I know staying on the water can take its toll. I would love to put a trip like that together and Im sure it takes a ton of planning. Southern Knights NOT COOL!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0> Loved your takes and thanks for the info on the travel. Sounds like you did it right.

nuckledragger 07-14-2005 10:23 PM

Once again......Lake Powell in all its glory. The pics from that place never get old. I can't wait till I get my turn in Sept.

domin8 07-15-2005 6:19 PM

We were there during the same week and passed by you guys on the way up to Oak C. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/241078.jpg" alt="">

dakid 07-15-2005 6:31 PM

wow! awesome pics! the 5th pic really looks like an ad for either the boat or a powell brochure. <BR> <BR>i wanna go back to powell. it's my favorite place in the u.s.!

notsobueno 07-16-2005 4:17 PM

JSG, <BR> <BR>WOW, awesome shots...what is your photo rig? <BR> <BR>Crappy scenery - crappy water...agreed, no one should go there...it is horrible<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>

justsomeguy 07-16-2005 5:10 PM

I shoot with a D2x, a bunch of different lenses and a varity of filters. <BR> <BR>Incredible light courtesy of Northern AZ and Southern UT.

sixeye 07-16-2005 8:12 PM

Awesome shots, man. I have to go there sometime soon! Looks killer there!

indo 07-16-2005 9:13 PM

i cant wait we are driving from virginia this wed. hope to be their by sat. love the photos

addictedchick 07-16-2005 9:15 PM

Powell looks soooooo Awesome. I'll be there in less than a week with some friends and I can't wait!!!!

twitch 07-16-2005 10:40 PM

JSG... could you send me the original of the 5th one <BR> <BR>id love to use that as a background

bdehaan 07-18-2005 8:23 AM

Absolutely love the pics, and it sounds like an unbelievable trip. The one w/ the tube is awesome.

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