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LAKE POWELL, ARIZONA

Where Rock Meets Water: The Beauty and Majesty of Canyon Country

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Program #6556RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
4200 feet. Participants with heart or lung concerns should check with physician before attending.

Itinerary for Oct 18 — Oct 21, 2012

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Type: Resort

Description: Resort on the shores of Lake Powell, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (See entrance fee note, below.) Property is a 20 acre green oasis set in spectacular high desert; sunny weather over 90% of the time. Lake Powell is a major body of water surrounded by massive rock faces. It is over 180 miles long and has 2000 miles of shoreline, including many lake filled side canyons, some of which are as long as 15 to 20 miles. (Note: There is a $15.00 per private vehicle fee charged to enter the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, including resort guests - one fee covers 7 days. If arriving to the program on the resort shuttle, the fee is $7.00 per person. Road Scholar participants with annual or senior park passes get in free - be sure to bring your park pass to the program.)

Contact info:
100 Lake Shore Drive
Page, AZ 86040 USA
phone: 928-645-1124
web: www.lakepowell.com/accommodations/wahweap-resort-accommodations.aspx

Room amenities: All rooms are non smoking, and every room has a refrigerator, ironing board, coffee maker and cable TV. WiFi is available in the lobby.

Facility amenities: Two seasonally heated outdoor pools, a seasonally heated hot tub, marina, fishing dock, fitness room, 2 miles of walkways with benches to soak in the scenery. On site restaurant, bar and grille, gift shop. Free shuttle from Page airport during the summer - call in advance.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Very wide seasonal variation
If you plan to arrive early or stay additional nights at the end of your program, you will need to make reservations directly with the Lake Powell Resort Group Sales Manager, Robin Marquis, by calling (928) 645-1119. NAU Road Scholar does not set the rates for early arrivals and stay-over nights; they are set by the Resort.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, October 18 - Registration, Program Orientation and Meet Your ...
Afternoon: On-site registration (drop in) between 4:30-5:15 PM in resort meeting room.

Dinner: Dinner to include: small house salad or cup of soup and a choice of one of the following entrees: chicken marsala; meat or vegetable lasagna ; beef or chicken fajitas; basil and orange crusted salmon with parpadelle pasta and vegetable ratatouille; or chicken picatta with asparagus and confetti rice. A vegetarian option will be available all meals.

Evening: Introductions and orientation. Review your program itinerary and have any questions you may have answered. Get to know your fellow participants and get excited for your program! We will follow up our orientation with a geography overview of the Colorado Plateau and Lake Powell area. Get your bearings to the landscapes you will encounter.

Lodging: Lake Powell Resort at Wahweap

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Resort on the shores of Lake Powell, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (See entrance fee note, below.) Property is a 20 acre green oasis set in spectacular high desert; sunny weather over 90% of the time. Lake Powell is a major body of water surrounded by massive rock faces. It is over 180 miles long and has 2000 miles of shoreline, including many lake filled side canyons, some of which are as long as 15 to 20 miles. (Note: There is a $15.00 per private vehicle fee charged to enter the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, including resort guests - one fee covers 7 days. If arriving to the program on the resort shuttle, the fee is $7.00 per person. Road Scholar participants with annual or senior park passes get in free - be sure to bring your park pass to the program.)

Contact info:
100 Lake Shore Drive
Page, AZ 86040 USA
phone: 928-645-1124
web: www.lakepowell.com/accommodations/wahweap-resort-accommodations.aspx

Room amenities: All rooms are non smoking, and every room has a refrigerator, ironing board, coffee maker and cable TV. WiFi is available in the lobby.

Facility amenities: Two seasonally heated outdoor pools, a seasonally heated hot tub, marina, fishing dock, fitness room, 2 miles of walkways with benches to soak in the scenery. On site restaurant, bar and grille, gift shop. Free shuttle from Page airport during the summer - call in advance.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Very wide seasonal variation
If you plan to arrive early or stay additional nights at the end of your program, you will need to make reservations directly with the Lake Powell Resort Group Sales Manager, Robin Marquis, by calling (928) 645-1119. NAU Road Scholar does not set the rates for early arrivals and stay-over nights; they are set by the Resort.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, October 19 - Water issues of Southwest/Boat Trip on Lake Powel...
Water issues of Southwest/Boat Trip on Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon/Photography

Note: Short walk to the dock to board boat, but handicap assistance vehicle is available with advance notice. .

Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, including scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, French toast or pancakes, oatmeal or Cream of Wheat, fresh fruit, toast, juice and coffee.

Morning: Enjoy a presentation today from Karlyn Bunting who will discuss the all important water and power issues of the southwest. Millions of people live in the desert of the southwest and rely on the control of nature as provided by the Glen Canyon dam and power station. Discover a bit of the history, operations, and politics of this volatile issue. .

Lunch: Lunch to include juice, soft drink, coffee and a cookie or brownie as well as one of the following: roast beef and muenster cheese sandwich; grilled veggie sandwich; grilled chicken sandwich; margarita-marinated chicken Caesar salad; fettuccine pasta and rock shrimp ; or sautéed breast of chicken

Afternoon: After lunch we will head to Wahweap Marina to board a boat to explore the lake.We start out by navigating the original path of the mighty Colorado River and explore the mouth of famed Antelope Canyon located on the Navajo Nation. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous not only for its coloration, but also for the slot canyons found at its head to the east. All Tour Boats provide complimentary water, lemonade and coffee and have restrooms. Boats have both interior seating as well as up-top outdoor seating for full viewing and photographic opportunities. These boats do offer railings on the upper decks. You are free to walk around the boat as you like.

Dinner: Dinner to include: small house salad or cup of soup and a choice of one of the following entrees: chicken marsala; meat or vegetable lasagna ; beef or chicken fajitas; basil and orange crusted salmon with parpadelle pasta and vegetable ratatouille; or chicken picatta with asparagus and confetti rice. A vegetarian option will be available all meals.

Evening: Enjoy a presentation from Frank Talbot, a professional photographer who has resided in this area for over 30 years. Frank will reveal the beauty and majesty of this area and share a few stories about his "favorite" discoveries.

Lodging: Lake Powell Resort at Wahweap

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Resort on the shores of Lake Powell, within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (See entrance fee note, below.) Property is a 20 acre green oasis set in spectacular high desert; sunny weather over 90% of the time. Lake Powell is a major body of water surrounded by massive rock faces. It is over 180 miles long and has 2000 miles of shoreline, including many lake filled side canyons, some of which are as long as 15 to 20 miles. (Note: There is a $15.00 per private vehicle fee charged to enter the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, including resort guests - one fee covers 7 days. If arriving to the program on the resort shuttle, the fee is $7.00 per person. Road Scholar participants with annual or senior park passes get in free - be sure to bring your park pass to the program.)

Contact info:
100 Lake Shore Drive
Page, AZ 86040 USA
phone: 928-645-1124
web: www.lakepowell.com/accommodations/wahweap-resort-accommodations.aspx

Room amenities: All rooms are non smoking, and every room has a refrigerator, ironing board, coffee maker and cable TV. WiFi is available in the lobby.

Facility amenities: Two seasonally heated outdoor pools, a seasonally heated hot tub, marina, fishing dock, fitness room, 2 miles of walkways with benches to soak in the scenery. On site restaurant, bar and grille, gift shop. Free shuttle from Page airport during the summer - call in advance.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Very wide seasonal variation
If you plan to arrive early or stay additional nights at the end of your program, you will need to make reservations directly with the Lake Powell Resort Group Sales Manager, Robin Marquis, by calling (928) 645-1119. NAU Road Scholar does not set the rates for early arrivals and stay-over nights; they are set by the Resort.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, October 20 - Wildlife presentation/Colorado River Float Trip t...
Wildlife presentation/Colorado River Float Trip to Lee's Ferry/Petroglyphs/Guitar and Song Entertainment

Note: Raft trip on the Colorado River. No whitewater, just motoring and floating down the last 15-mile stretch of beautiful Glen Canyon. Getting on/off rafts requires some strength and agility, assistance available. During the trip there is a short walk along the beach side up to a ancient Anasazi petroglyph panel.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, including scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, French toast or pancakes, oatmeal or Cream of Wheat, fresh fruit, toast, juice and coffee.

Morning: We will start our morning with a presentation on the wildlife in the Glen Canyon / Lake Powell area. Learn what it takes to survive in this high desert environment of rock, sand, and seasonal monsoons which bring the all important rain for brief, yet critical summer relief. At 10:30 AM we will head over to the raft company for our orientation and start of our raft adventure on the Colorado river.

Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch on the rafts while floating downstream.

Afternoon: Your motorized river raft will launch at the bottom of the dam and float downstream through the deep red 1000' Navajo sandstone walls of Glen Canyon, the only remaining section left unflooded by the waters of Lake Powell. Stop to see ancient petroglyphs on the canyon walls. Hear the story of rainbow trout in the river, the effects of the dam on the riparian (streamside) ecology, hear stories of river runners and perhaps see a hawk or maybe a condor soaring in the clear blue sky above.Continue your float down this calm stretch of the Colorado River. Float towards Marble Canyon, which marks the official beginning of the Grand Canyon. End the float at Lee's Ferry, a well-known ferry crossing before construction of the Navajo Bridge. This marks the launch site of all Grand Canyon river trips so, depending on the time of year, you may see rafters rigging their trips in anticipation of 8-20 days on the river. Board the coach and travel out of the Lee's Ferry area noticing the stark landscape and balanced rocks. Cross the Navajo Bridge and travel to Page through 'The Cut' as your excursion comes full circle.

Dinner: Dinner to include: small house salad or cup of soup and a choice of one of the following entrees: chicken marsala; meat or vegetable lasagna ; beef or chicken fajitas; basil and orange crusted salmon with parpadelle pasta and vegetable ratatouille; or chicken picatta with asparagus and confetti rice. A vegetarian option will be available all meals.

Evening: After dinner at the hotel, Joanna Joseph will provide beautiful musical entertainment. This program will be a great conclusion to a wonderful day!

Lodging: Lake Powell Resort at Wahweap

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, October 21 - Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Center --...
Glen Canyon Dam and Carl Hayden Visitor Center -- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Farewells

Breakfast: Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, including scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, French toast or pancakes, oatmeal or Cream of Wheat, fresh fruit, toast, juice and coffee.

Morning: After breakfast, travel to the Glen Canyon Dam Visitor Center. See a large scale relief map of the Lake Powell and Four Corners region. The center houses displays of the dam's construction. With its millions of cubic yards of concrete and tons of rebar, the dam was constructed during the late 1950's and early 1960's in the steep sandstone-walled narrows of the Colorado River. It is the last major dam built on the Colorado River drainage system. Enjoy an opportunity to see the dam's inner workings with a guided tour. Program farewells by 10:30 a.m. Hotel checkout by 11:00 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Lake Powell, AZ
General OverviewWithin 2 driving hours of Page/Lake Powell. Escalante Natl. Mon.; Paria Canyon Wilderness; Antelope Canyon; Vermillion Cliffs Nat. Mon.; Zion National Park, East entrance to Grand Canyon National Park.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances

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