Lake Powell, day four

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These photographs are Copyright © 2014 by Ken Reek.

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On today's hike, Roger led us to a hanging garden. The trip began with a boat ride past more beautiful formations.
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The beginning of our hike.
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The hanging garden. These form when water seeps down through the sandstone and encounters a layer of harder stone that is not permeable. The water then follows that layer horizontally until it finally seeps out and supports a garden.
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A little pond at the base of the garden, fed by the seep.
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This is the first few bowls in a series of bowls ending in a waterfall (when the water is flowing fast, that is).
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Our fearless leader!
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After our hike, we all cooled off with a swim.
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Melodee has this figured out!
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So does Doug.
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Off to see "Hole In the Rock" where the Mormons built a "road" that helped them cross the canyon. There was no other place to cross for hundreds of miles either way.
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This V in the rock is where the road used to be. It was hard to believe that they could get their wagons and livestock down this hill!
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A Great Blue Heron hunting near the boat.
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