Tesla Model 3 Maiden Voyage – Lake Powell AZ

Sitting on the border of Arizona and Utah, Lake Powell left an overwhelming sense of wonder with me. Anytime you come across a lake in the middle of the desert is an experience  but when it is as beautiful as this one, it is almost transcendent. This was also my first time driving on soft sand in the Model 3. After stopping to take some samples and video, I found that I was stuck. I had remembered seeing in the menu though, a setting called “Slip Start”, which said it was to be used in sand or snow. I activated it and was amazed my how responsive the car suddenly became. I was stuck no longer.


Lake Powell:

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869. In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. It lies in parts of GarfieldKane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, and Coconino County in northern Arizona. The northern limits of the lake extend at least as far as the Hite Crossing Bridge.

Closest Supercharger: Page Arizona 13 mi