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I consider myself quite lucky for the fact that I’ve been on 3 different week long houseboats trips on Lake Powell.  Anyone that’s been there knows it’s a magical place unlike any other.  If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend adding it to your bucket list.  It wasn’t until recently that I had any idea there were roads up on the red rock that towers over Lake Powell.  The moment I first saw a photo of Alstrom Point, I made a mental note that I must go there.  I have vivid memories of exploring Lake Powell by boat and jet ski.  It’s basically a canyon filled with water that has hundreds of fingers that shoot off the main body of water.  You’ll feel like a kid again exploring it’s maze like wonders.  The arches, rock formations and red rock that juts above you like skyscrapers is never-ending.  Finding Alstrom Point was a ticket to an entirely new perspective of Lake Powell.  An opportunity to sit high above this breathtaking place and bask in the sun during a time of year when the shorter days and cool shadows make boating on Lake Powell not very desirable.  Although we were stationery at our campsite for 2 days, watching the light dance across the water and rock made every hour feel as though we were seeing something new.  Check out our view of Alstrom Point…
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We saw one truck drive past our camp and two or three boats on the lake.  Other than that, we had the entire place to ourselves.
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Once we got out to the point, there was a good handful of flat spots to choose from with fire rings.  All offering the same spectacular view.
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A full moon lit up the night sky.
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The sunrise was spectacular and begged to be photographed.
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It was the beginning of December, no better time or place to get a Christmas card photo.
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area : Alstrom Point
Campsite Location: 37˚03′ 32″ N, 111˚21′ 52″ W
Campsite Elevation: 4693′
Note: There are no camping amenities at Alstrom Point and there is no access to the lake.

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