National Geographic : 1967 Jul
Blankets and bonfire warm boaters drenched by a squall that almost capsized them on Last Chance Bay. John Evans, here helping remove a wet shirt, later joined the climbing team that scaled Antarc tica's highest peaks (GEOGRAPHIC, June, 1967). Southwestern sun copperplates buttes above Padre Bay, where jet boats cut creamy wakes. All but the tip of Padre Point lies within the vast Navajo reservation that borders Lake Powell's eastern shore south of the San Juan River (map, next page). The tribe plans a marina and airstrip here. Thrilling to theirfirst boat ride, aNavajo family skims the lake. A sheepman like many of his fellow Indians, Harold Drake farmed a small island near the mouth of Piute Canyon before the rising lake waters engulfed it. Active in tribal affairs, he serves as a member of the Navajo Council and for a time was Chairman of the council's policy making Advisory Committee.