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LAKE POWELL

Lake Powell
Elevation: 3,701 ft.
Ecological niche: semidesert scrubland, successional-disturbance riparian
Ownership: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Location: Lake Powell, Utah

Land Arts of the American West

JOURNAL ENTRY

Carissa Leos
Blue Notch, Lake Powell

It ís the second work day, I think I will experiment with clay today. Right before dinner some dark clouds began to roll through camp. I was a little scared because these clouds looked like trouble. I was expecting a huge rain storm, but when the clouds were over our camp they brought lots of sand and strong wind. The wind was so strong that it blew our dinner off the stove. It was crazy, I’ve never seen anything like it before. I had to keep my eyes shut the whole time to keep the sand out and I was holding on to the dish table so that it wouldn’t fly away. At that moment I felt like I was in the Wizard of Oz. After the sand storm passed everyone came out from their hiding places and we were all covered in a layer of sand.

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

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