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Canyon Lake - Point Campground Overlook
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Canyon Lake - Point Campground OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Boating avatar Sep 03 2018
AZLumberjack
Boating12.00 Miles
Boating12.00 Miles   2 Hrs      6.00 mph
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Sure hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. I was out hiking in the morning and didn't have any plans for the rest of the day, until my hiking friend Susan invited Pat and I to come boating with them on Canyon Lake. Pat and I got to the lake early so we could get a hamburger & beer and spend some time with Shawn and Sophia at the newly remodeled Well Done Grill at the Marina. When Eric and Susan pulled up in the boat, we met them on the dock and climbed aboard for a relaxing afternoon on the lake.

Off in the distance, the clouds were building up over the Rim Country and added lots of drama to the sky that really enhanced the water trip through the canyons. There was lots of boats, jet ski's and kayaks out on the water with us but still lots of room to see the spectacular scenery. We kept looking for Big Horn Sheep that frequent the steep cliffs and finally we spotted some movement in a large alcove high above us. There was a large family group of about ten consisting of little ones to adults, even one dominant male sporting a large set of curled horns. We drifted on the water while watching the family easily negotiate the narrow rocky paths etched into the vertical cliff walls.

We kept an eye on the clouds as they built higher and higher, then well off in the distance we heard the rumble of thunder, with that, we began a slow return to the marina just as the wind kicked up a bit but, fortunately, no rain. It was a great way to spend the final day of the long weekend, with good friends, awesome weather and even the clouds to round out the day. Thanks again Susan and Eric for a fun day.


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Water levels are holding at a normal level.
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