Category Archives: Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

Trips on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

Steve Miller Publishes “Four Cornered – The Rivers”

Steve Miller publishes “Four Cornered – The Rivers”. Announcing the publication of: “Four Cornered, The Rivers”. This is the second book in the Four Cornered series. The first book is: “Four Cornered, The Land”. Together, these books present unparalleled photographic … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #3

Part #2 ended with Bedrock Rapid, Mile 131. This 3rd and final part begins with Deubendorff Rapid, Mile 132. The links to Parts #1 and #2 are to be found at the end of this post. Day 13 (con’t.) At … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #2

The prior post chronicled the first week of our 2016 Grand Canyon trip, taking us from our launch, at Lees Ferry, on 9-17, to our camp at Papago Canyon, Mile 76.5, on 9-23. Here is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/10/20/the-colorado-river-in-the-grand-canyon-fall-2016-1/Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #1

Overview: On Sept. 17, 2016, Kathy, myself and a group of friends launched a 21-day “Grand” trip, from Lees Ferry, AZ. This was my 17th such trip, and Kathy’s 15th. Other members of the party with prior Grand Canyon experience … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Grand Canyon, Tanner to Grandview, Winter 1972

During X-mas break I led a group of students down the Tanner Trail, then along the river to Red Canyon and onto the Tonto Trail, and finally up the Grandview Trail.Here is my Flickr collection:

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Changes Inc., Havasu Canyon, Winter 1970

Changes Inc. was a federally-funded Outward Bound-style program, headquartered in Las Cruces, NM. An educator by the name of William O. Evans had talked the United States Post Office Dep’t. into making  their ubiquitous facilities available for store-front schools in blighted urban … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Program, State of New Mexico, 1976 – 1977 – Grand Canyon

In 1976, I took a job with the State of New Mexico, creating and directing an Outward Bound-style wilderness program for the Forensic Treatment System. Also known as a “hoods in the woods” program, it was for “adjudicated” individuals – supposedly non-violent … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Tapeats Creek, Mile 133.7

Tapeats Creek! It’s a crystal-clear trout stream fed by springs that issue from below the North Rim, one of which is the spectacular Thunder River Spring which shoots out of a cave in a limestone cliff. The diabase mentioned above … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Deubendorff Rapid and Stone Creek, Mile 131

March, 2007. We arrived at Bedrock Rapid on a cold and rainy day. Unintentionally, of course, three of our rafts went left. One made it, one flipped and one was maneuvered out of the river left eddy with ropes from … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – the Middle Granite Gorge, Miles 127 – 130

The Middle Granite Gorge begins at 127 Mile rapid, as the first of its characteristic black schist appears. The next mile is packed full of things that you’ll want to take a close look at, most especially the fluted and … Continue reading

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