Lake Powell

Despite being an environmental disaster, Lake Powell is undeniably stunning. Turquoise waters roll out from towering sun burnt buttes, filling canyons unfathomably deep. It is a bitter sweet beauty though. There was once a hidden pristine desert landscape before Glen Canyon Dam filled these canyons, and now there is likely now only piles of sunken water toys, beer cans, and other trash. One cant help but wonder how the landscape would have looked if David Brower of the Sierra Club had not famously traded Echo Park for the building of Glen Canyon Dam. But it's hard to complain when dozing in the waters the damn holds back; once you're consumed into the dream that is Lake Powell, its easy to forget you are even on Earth.