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  • Author:
    Michael R. Kelsey
  • ISBN:
    0944510191
  • ISBN13:
    978-0944510193
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    Kelsey Pub; 4 edition (August 1, 2001)
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This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen Canyon Dam in the middle part of the .

This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen Canyon Dam in the middle part of the Colorado River. The dam is located in extreme northern Arizona. Also covered are potential campsites, geology, history of the early pioneers and cattlemen; the ones who came to build trails, look for minerals, and explore.

This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen Canyon . The dam is located in extreme northern Arizona, near the town of Page, but 9. % of Lake Powell is in Utah. It has a shoreline of 2900 kms or 1800 miles.

book by Michael R. Kelsey. Good details for hiking from your boat and how to find the interesting historic and archaeologic teasures in an already amazing area. Excellent Reference Book. The original idea for this book was that of a hikingguilde only, since that's the author's specialty. com User, October 17, 2003. From what I can tell, Kelsey appears to be the foremost authority on Lake Powell and the surrounding area. I can't see how you could get more information out of another book.

This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen Canyon Dam in the middle part of the .

Most of Lake Powell, along with Rainbow Bridge National Monument, is located in Utah. It is a major vacation spot that around two million people visit every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre feet (3. m3) of water when full

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Find nearly any book by Michael R Kelsey. Canyon Hiking: Guide to the Colorado Plateau. ISBN 9780944510056 (978-44510-05-6) Softcover, Kelsey Publishing (Utah), 1991. Find signed collectible books: 'Canyon Hiking: Guide to the Colorado Plateau'.

This book contains the following sections regarding Lake Powell . Part 2: Introduction to Boating, Hiking and Camping.

This book contains the following sections regarding Lake Powell: Part 1: Introduction & History. Part 3: Geology, Maps and Odds & Ends. Part 4: Lake Powell's Side-Canyons-From North to South. It also contains some handy conversion tables as well.

Lake Powell, USA. Important events. Disambiguation notice.

Lake Powell Hiking/boaters Gd, Michael Kelsey, Publisher - Kelsey . Product Info for Kelsey Publishing: Boater's Guide To Lake Powell.

Lake Powell Hiking/boaters Gd, Michael Kelsey, Publisher - Kelsey Publishing. Lake Powell Hiking/boaters Gd, Michael Kelsey, Publisher - Kelsey Publishing. With most of the specifics that you'll need in one convenient location, the Kelsey Publishing: Boater's Guide To Lake Powell is an awesome guide for virtually any person.

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This book is a guide to Lake Powell, which has formed behind the Glen Canyon Dam in the middle part of the Colorado River. The dam is located in extreme northern Arizona, near the town of Page, but 99.9% of Lake Powell is in Utah. It has a shoreline of 2900 kms or 1800 miles.

The emphasis of this book is on hiking with boater access. Also covered are potential campsites, geology, history of the early pioneers and cattlemen; the ones who came to build trails, look for minerals, and explore. Excerpts from the John W. Powell and the Dominquez & Escalante expedition diaries have been added in the appropriate locations, plus archeological sites and their history are documented using studies from the Universities of Utah and Northern Arizona from the 1950's, before the lake covered many of the sites. There are 43 mapped areas, which show inlets and the canyons above, and hiking and camping information. Shown on these maps are Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and other information for mostly day-hiking. All sections of the lake are included, from Cataract Canyon in the upper end, to the San Juan Arm; plus the Escalante River drainage and its many great hiking canyons, and Rainbow Bridge, the one of the largest in the world. There are also lots of great slot canyons with boater access only; these include West Canyon, maybe the best all-around canyon hike on the Colorado Plateau. This 2nd Updated (3rd) Edition has 251 fotographs, including 10 color fotos on the front & back covers.


Ionzar
Like other reviewers, I found this somewhat helpful on a recent boating trip to Powell but it was more of a historical record than guide book. I've got several of Kelsey's books and have had issues (sometimes serious) with all of them, and unfortunately this was no exception. But, it's really the only thing available that was written to serve water-based hikers like me.
Manazar
We used this book for a 110 mile canoe camping trip. It had a LOT of good info for campsites, interesting canyons that most boats can not fit into, etc. Honestly, this book helped us to have a much more enjoyable, informed and safer trip. From a canoe/kayak point of view 5-STAR.
Qwert
From what I can tell, Kelsey appears to be the foremost authority on Lake Powell and the surrounding area. I can't see how you could get more information out of another book. That being said, it isn't the kind of book you read cover to cover for sheer enjoyment of reading and learning. Think of it as a user manual for the lake and you will be on the right track. There are a lot of pictures (in black and white) and a lot of very detailed maps and informative graphs. To use this book, I would suggest that you plan your trip and then consult the book to see what it says about that area. If there is ANYTHING of interest to be seen there, it will tell you where and what it is.
It is divided into the following parts:
I - Condensed history of the lake area (19 pages) - very fact filled (survey like).
II - The marinas on Lake Powell and other possible launch sites along with weather and climate for each season, a word about hiking season and equipment, photography and film type, insects and pest, drinking water, and places to camp and their fees.
III - Geology, the types of stone seen in the colorful strata and suggested maps for the area.
Then it launches into sites of interest in the area and gives good maps (quite technical) of each. There are 34 of these and may well cover all of the canyons and hikes on the lake. If you want to get the most out of your trip, I would highly recommend this book. If you were wanting to just read about the history of the area, it will be about as much fun as reading the dictionary.
X-MEN
After decades of saying that America will soon adopt the metric system Mr. Kelsey finally puts distances and elevations in miles/feet in addition to meters. His hikes also include dates and lake level at the time as this has a big effect on what you will find when you go. I had his Second Edition of this book, which was written when the lake was near full (3700 feet above sea level). The Fifth Edition was researched in more recent times when the lake was around 3600 feet. His maps also show the water line in some of the canyons at these lower lake levels, in addition to the high water mark that you will find on any other map of Lake Powell. It still has all of the great geology and history that you come to expect from a Kelsey guidebook. Although it is called the "Boater's Guide", it is really a hiking guide. Don't expect to find too much advice on boating here.
Hanelynai
Author seemed to follow the "more is always better" principle. Book is filled with information (some of it outdated) but poor design and organization makes it very hard to find anything useful.
Katius
I have been on Lake Powell off and on for a few decades. I find the information in this book to be more complete than the other reference sources that I have about the lake. A nice addition to my houseboating trip library.
Jaiarton
Always liked Kelsey hiking books. This is a great addition for anyone that enjoys hiking on Lake Powell.
Great condition and so informative. Love it