Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta - 2008 Pictures

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC

I have posted at The Lake Powell Real Estate Blog about 75 photos of the 2008 Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Click the thumbnails on the links below to get the full sized images.

Photos from Friday October 31 of the Hot Air Balloon Launches and Flights

Photos from Saturday November 1 of the Hot Air Balloon Flights

Photos from the Saturday Night Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Glow

Over the last weekend in October the Page Lake Powell area was host to a wonderful array of hot air balloons. The sixth annual Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta kicked off on Thursday, October 30th, with pilots visiting local schools and explaining the principles of Hot Air Balloons.

Friday morning was the first official launch and it was a bit cool and overcast. I  stayed at the balloon launching site for a long while, but eventually drove around North Navajo, found a good place to park and took photos.

Lake Powell Balloons Friday

Saturday was bright and a bit warmer, tho both days were very comfortable. For Saturdays photos I went to the Lake Powell National Golf Course and walked out over the pond area. The shots from there were striking as the balloons came up the cliff face.

Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Saturday


The Balloon Glow on Saturday night was a unique experiece and a great time to catch up with friends and neighbors. The pilots and crews take on a lot  of extra work putting the Glow on for the local community. By the number of folks that showed up, it looks like our community appreciates them!

Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Glow

Comments (2)

Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Heather, that middle picture is incredible. I bet it could win some awards. The contrast of the sky, the brightness of colors, and the general interest of the picture is great. Did you take this? if not can you link me to who did, as i'd like to check out more of their portfolio.

All the best-


Feb 02, 2009 04:31 AM
Heather Rankin
Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC - Page, AZ
Lake Powell Real Estate

Hi and thanks for the nice comments. Yes, I took the photos - we have such a lovely back drop here at Lake Powell. There are in total, about 75 photos from the Balloon Regatta posted at my main website. Give the page a mintue to load, then click on small photos for larger views. I've yet had time to resize these - so it takes a bit to load.


Here are the shots from Friday - Day 1 of the Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta


Here are the Shots from Saturday - Day 2 of the Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta


These are of the Balloon Glow Saturday Night


My son has some cool photos up as well at his website

Rankin Studio




Feb 02, 2009 05:30 AM