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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Grapevine Rapid

Grapevine Rapid, at Mile 82.1,  follows Sockdolager Rapid in fairly quick succession. But, first, one comes to the spacious Grapevine Camp, on the left, at Mile 81.7. This camp does have, however, one particular danger associated with it, and that … Continue reading

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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon – Sockdolager Rapid

At Mile 79.1, “Sock” is the first Upper Granite Gorge rapid, and it’s a good one. The entire look and feel of the Canyon has now changed. Steep gullies, sharp-edged ridges and pinnacles adorn the walls of dark schist. At … Continue reading

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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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