Monthly Archives: November 2014

Bosque del Apache NWR, Nov. 17-18, 2014

The Bosque del Apache NWR never disappoints. I’ve been visiting the Bosque since the 1970s, and, if anything, it gets better all the time. Kathy and I decided to get in a visit while we had the time. We arrived … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #1, Winter Park, CO – 1959/60

Making a second stab at getting a college education, I enrolled at the University of California – Berkeley, for the fall semester of 1959. Also enrolled was Deanna Forbes, who I had met that summer, when we were both employed at the Manzanita … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Elves Chasm, Mile 116.5

Elves Chasm is one of the very special places in the river corridor. Many river runners are content to do the short walk to the first falls, and then return to the boats. The first falls may, indeed,  be the … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Miles 109 to 115

109 Mile Rapid follows closely after Shinumo Rapid. Evidence of more faulting and Supergroup rocks are seen there on river right. At the end of this straight stretch is Hakatai Canyon, on river right at Mile 110.9. The Tapeats Sandstone … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Shinumo Amphitheater

Shinumo Amphitheater has many attractions. Numerous faults occur along the river in this area, and as is the case with faults in the Canyon generally, they expose rocks of the Grand Canyon Supergroup. In the prior post, we saw, at … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – The Gems, Part 2

After Sapphire comes the easier Turquoise Rapid, at Mile 102.0. This mile also has an abundance of sculpted rocks. Next is Emerald, followed by a view of the black Ruby Buttress, which marks Ruby Rapid. Serpentine Rapid ends the Gems, … Continue reading

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