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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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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – entering the Upper Granite Gorge

The Upper Granite Gorge begins where the run through Hance and Son of Hance rapids ends, at Mile 77.9.  The main rock type of the Upper Granite Gorge (and the other two Granite Gorges) is Vishnu Schist, a hard metamorphic … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – the “Enhanced” Hance Rapid

In August of 2012, a large flood in Red Canyon enlarged its delta, and eliminated the left run of Hance Rapid. The rock debris from the flood filled the channel that was positioned between the left shore and the rock … Continue reading

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