Crossing of the Fathers
mile 40.5

Mile 41.5 Sept. 1962  Approaching Crossing of the Fathers, savoring the last rays of sunlight before we have to take out and head for home -- knowing that this may be our last encounter with Glen Canyon.

When we landed, we found many, many little khaki shelters scattered all over the bar.  It was the movie production company making "The Greatest Story Every Told."  Now, when we see that movie, the shots of John the Babtist at the Jordan River brings back heart wrenching memories of that moving river, our gentle, living river--which we know as the Colorado River in Glen Canyon.

Jan. 1963   This was the most common take-out point for float trips.

Here, however, we are putting in on a special trip to explore just Labyrinth Canyon. Afterward, we packed our boats across the desert, across the river from Labryinth, to the Crossing of the Fathers road.

Sept. 1962   The Sierra Club raft after a float trip.  On raft: Dick Norgaard, the organizer of Sierra Club raft trips.
See later Sierra Club raft trips on Lake Powell

Mile 37.0 on the way to Labyrinth Canyon.

Go up to Face Canyon
Go down to Labyrinth Canyon

Lower Map

Glen Canyon