In August of last year (2014), I began a series of posts on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. That series temporarily ended with the area surrounding Blacktail Canyon, Miles 117 – 121: (https://believesteve.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/the-colorado-river-in-the-grand-canyon-blacktail-canyon-mile-117-121/). Now I begin again, continuing downstream.
Conquistador Aisle ends at 122 Mile Rapid, where the Canyon briefly opens up as it runs through the soft Bright Angel Shale. It is followed by Forster Rapid, at Mile 122.7, and some new rapids that are found in the vicinity of Mile 124. It’s back into the Tapeats at Fossil Rapid, Mile 124.9. There is an un-named rapid at Mile 126, on a turn to the right, and this is followed by the camp at Randy’s Rock, at Mile 126.4.
The Middle Granite Gorge begins not far downstream, at Mile 127
Note: This and prior posts on the subject of running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon are excerpted from my iBook: “The Grand, the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, a Photo Journey and Visual Guide, 2nd. edition”. The book costs $5.99 and is available from the iTunes Store, using this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1