Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Final Forty Miles of the Grand Canyon – an American Tragedy

Everyone agrees that there is one, and only one, Grand Canyon. It is probably also agreed that the Grand Canyon is the world’s greatest natural wonder. And I would bet that it is the most instantly recognizable land form in … Continue reading

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A Weedy Summer for the Rio Grande

There is a water weed (that I have yet to identify – maybe Hydrilla?)) that has overtaken the Rio Grande. Only channels of the fastest water are free of this weed. Elsewhere, it has grown to the surface in water … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – the Gems

First, one last look at the Crystal Creek area – a photo of Scorpion Ridge in early morning storm-filtered light, taken from Upper Crystal camp. 11 photos. Alive Below Crystal! Now, a gentle float down to Tuna Creek Rapid, and … Continue reading

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