On the third day of the outing, Sun. May 8, the group took a rafting trip for 12 miles down the Colorado River beginning at the dam and ending at Willow Beach.12 miles downstream.
Here is the dam from the down stream side. The structures on both sides are the outlets for the spillways. They have been opened only twice in the 75 years since the dam was completed. Several rafts left this morning.
More of the bridge is shown here. Boats cannot go upstream of the line of buoys.
Jo is dressed appropriately for the day, and our guide/boatman is behind her.The day was cloudy and windy. Spray was blown into the boat, but there was no rain.
Hot springs feed this canyon – note the flowing stream of water coming out of the side of the cliff. The flow leads to the lush greenery.
Our lunch stop. The lunches were provided in the small turquoise insulated bags.
Can you find the three desert bighorn sheep in this somewhat blurry shot? They are all ewes and lambs.
How many sheep can you find in this one? I count 9. In all we saw upwards of 24 in several groups which came to the river for a drink.
Of course, our group managed to visit a few restaurants for refreshments during the weekend.