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National Monuments At Risk

The continuing menace that is Donald Trump has now taken aim at what is most near and dear to my heart – namely, the outdoor heritage that I, and all Americans, cherish. Trump has taken aim at our National Monuments, one … 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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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Grand Canyon, N. Kaibab Trail, 1972

I led an early summer hike that descended from the South Rim and over to the vicinity of the Bright Angel CG. From there we followed a route straight up and into Phantom Creek, thus by-passing a troublesome and perhaps … 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 – 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 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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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Crystal Rapid

Now comes Crystal, at Mile 98.8. It is one of the two most demanding rapids on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, and the most feared rapid. This is because Crystal Rapid has an upper and lower section. The … Continue reading

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