Southern Utah trip

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My best friend had never been to Utah & I invited him along for one of my hiking trips.
We would have only two days and he's not much of a hiker so I had to keep things simple.

First view into Utah was inspiring...

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Then it was off to Wirepass Narrows and the Buckskin Gulch.
Definitely some amazing views with minimal effort, perfect for this trip
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My friend was truly amazed...

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Definitely something to ponder...
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Done with Wirepass Narrows and the Buckskin Gulch we headed off to the Toadstools off highway 89 for a view

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With the day getting a little warm a quick trip to Lone Rock with the kayaks seemed in order to cool off

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Next day we headed to Antelope Point to kayak into lower Antelope Canyon
We were greeted with an amazing mirror image on the lake and some deep blue skies!
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If the water was shallow the emerald green colors of the lake really stood out
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Last time I kayaked lower Antelope Canyon the buoy was near the entrance to the canyon
This time is was almost two miles in...
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Reaching the end of the lake we hiked up canyon a little bit and found this sand castle on the canyon walls

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After that it was unfortunately time to head home... thankfully I get to come back to Lake Powell in less than two weeks for a fun kayak/camping outing on the lake, should be fun!
 

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I have an Aquaglide kayak and have wondered how it compares to a Sea Eagle. Are they both yours? Or have you paddled both enough to compare?

Looks like a great couple of days
 

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I've had the the Aquaglide Columbia for about 2 years and upgraded Sea Eagle Razorlite for almost a year ago.
There really is no comparison between the two, the Sea Eagle is far superior in almost every way.
In less than a year I have already put over 300 miles on the Sea Eagle and easily paddled over 20 miles in one day.

A picture says a 1,000 words... the Sea Eagle is much faster for obvious reasons: IMG_8925-Edit-1.jpg
 

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Nice. I'm overdue for a warm weather Glen Canyon trip. What do you think about the stability on that Sea Eagle Razorlite? I tried to get in one at the OR and I kept dumping it, but I'm also a bit top heavy. It was also a prototype so maybe they figured some things out.
 

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The razorlight definitely isn't as rock stable at your fast track but i don't have any issues with the stability, even in choppy water
 

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