I just completed my 7-day raft trip in the Grand Canyon and am pleased to share some photographs and stories about the trip. This posting is not meant to be a comprehensive account of the trip, as there are too many things that happen on a trip like this. Rather, I like to pick a few choice stops and write at length about them. If you would like to read about other aspects from previous trips, scroll down on the right hand side of this page to My Blog Archive. The months to peruse are August and September, 2011; September, 2010, September, 2009, and September, 2008.
This trip included nine members of the Arizona Hydrological Society, as well as eighteen other geology enthusiasts. Some of these eighteen had no idea that geology could be so interesting but a place like the Grand Canyon makes geology fun and it comes easy to anyone with a little effort. (My next geology class at Grand Canyon will be a 3-day Rim-based classroom and short hikes adventure called "Geology on the Edge", offered by the Grand Canyon Field Institute. Check out the details at this link and click the "On The Edge" button.
I hope you enjoy the virtual ride on this years 7-day Grand Canyon rafting trip!
roll front deposits".
... A Collared Lizard Interlude
collared lizard (Crotaphyyus collaris) used a lack of motion to "hide" from our group as we walked by it at the Little Colorado River.
The Great Unconformity.
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