Lake Powell is famous for its soaring rock formations, spectacular vistas and houseboat vacations unlike anywhere else in the world. And few know Lake Powell and Glen Canyon and environs as intimately as renowned southwest photographer and author Gary Ladd.
Gary has been seriously hiking, exploring, and photographing the Colorado Plateau for over 25 years, gaining an incredible knowledge of the history, geology, and biology of this magnificent region. His work has been showcased in Arizona Highways, National Geographic, Sierra, Omni, and Smithsonian Magazines. His books include Gary Ladd’s Canyon Light, Grand Canyon: Time Below the Rim (with Craig Childs), Lake Powell: A Photographic Essage of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (with Anne Markward) and more.
I am honored to announce that Gary Ladd has written a brand new section on Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Geology for Hit the Trail which includes his beautiful photographs. Glen Canyon, the canyon inundated by the dam of the same name which creates Lake Powell, is adjacent to Grand Canyon and shares the same geologic features. Learn how they are related, how Lake Powell rock formations got their shapes, when and where dinosaurs roamed, and see some lovely photographs as well by visiting Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Geology.
You can visit Gary Ladd’s website Laddscapes to see some of his work, order autographed books and learn more about the artist.