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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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Rinconada Flower Walk, June 18, 2014

Just a quarter-mile past the east end of Rinconada is an obscure turnout on the south side of the road. From there, a trail (formerly a jeep track) climbs gradually uphill towards and to the divide between Rinconada and Dixon. … Continue reading

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