Archive for October 2nd, 2010

Goin’ South–A female tale from the desert of the Southwest USA Pt.3

The ride to the actual Lees Ferry took me into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a sparsely visited park for more serious outdoor sports enthusiasts, which in of itself is ironic, since that certainly doesn’t describe me! The Colorado River is disguised in this area as a lamb, tame and braying softly. I found the “real” Lees Ferry and took a hike along the river bank. It was lovely sans hot and the farther I walked the more I realized I had to travel the same distance in return, so didn’t go any farther than a mile. The trail was an easy walk but shadeless and I was glad to have a camelbak. By the time I got back to my bike I was ready for some brisk riding and as much wind as my windscreen would allow!

The “mellow” CO river