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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 Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – The Gems, Part 2

After Sapphire comes the easier Turquoise Rapid, at Mile 102.0. This mile also has an abundance of sculpted rocks. Next is Emerald, followed by a view of the black Ruby Buttress, which marks Ruby Rapid. Serpentine Rapid ends the Gems, … 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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