Grand Canyon – Desert View Watchtower

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The Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon is a magical place. It is a great stone tower built right on the edge of the canyon rim way back in 1932. You can climb to the top and enjoy the views of the canyon and the Colorado River below. After that, you can strike out on a hike along the ledge of the Grand Canyon to get to your perfect photo spot.

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On the Lake

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Got a chance to get out on Lake Travis today with some friends.  We launched a boat from Cypress Creek Park and went for a ride.  We caught some sun and fed a pair of ducks in a cove where we were relaxing.  As you can see from my snapshots, the lake is very pretty at this time of year.  I’ll have to remember to get out there more often.

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Floodgates

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I took a walk this afternoon to examine the condition of the Colorado River at the floodgates of Tom Miller Dam.  I started at the dam, and then went down for a loop around the trail at Red Bud Isle.  The Isle was partially flooded, but some of the trail remained accessible.  After taking some photos of the flooded state of the river, I returned back up the hill to end up at the dock across from the Hula Hut restaurant.  It turned out to be a nice walk, and a great evening.

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