Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lake Powell - Glen Canyon Dam and Dinosaur

On our trip to the Canyon Lands we spent a day on Lake Powell and a night in Page, Arizona. There is a small museum located in the visitors center that has some interesting facts about the lake and what once lived in the area 93 million years ago like this dinosaur.

Each year over 3 million people visit the 186-mile-long lake and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. This surrealistic landscape of crystal-clear lake surrounded by colorful canyons, peaks and buttes draws visitors from around the world and is a perennial favorite location for photographers and filmmakers.  

Commonly called a Therizinosaur, the dinosaur was 13 feet tall and weighed about one ton. It was a plant eater with frightening-looking claws that allowed it to both uncover food and to defend itself. The claws measure eight inches and were likely used to tear rotting tree trunks to look for termites to eat.

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