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SW trip part 4

 

Jennifer and Judy have made lots of friends while touring in the SW and two of these friends invited all of us to join them for a boat tour of Canyon Lake. This lake is a reservoir on the Salt River. There are four reservoirs on the Salt River and the water is used in the Phoenix area for drinking and irrigation. At the last diversion dam, the Salt River is dry.

Canyon Lake is stunningly beautiful with high rock walls and narrow side canyons that can be explored by boat. It looks like a fun place to go kayaking. They said sometimes they see big horn sheep but we missed them. The foliage is a mix of grasses and cacti and some leafy plants too. Being February, it was a little early for wildflowers despite temperatures in the mid-80’s that day. We all used ample sun screen and wore long sleeves to protect our winter white skin!

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