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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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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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We Go “Out West” – Summer, 1955

In 1955, my parents, my Aunt Etta and myself  left New York City for a multi-week trip to the western National Parks and the West Coast. I was fifteen at the time. We traveled in a brand-new black Dodge, which never … 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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