Grand Canyon 2010

(click for images from Grand Canyon in Winter 2009)

 

 

Images are from a  visit to Toroweap Overlook (above) and

then an Eight Day Raft Trip with Canyon Explorations. 

Photos are not presented in any particular order.

 

 

Riding the rapids.

 

 

Reflections

 

 

Mules in silhouette, crossing Kaibab Trail Bridge

 

 

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Floating quietly through a variety of rock strata

 

 

    Toroweap and stars and at dawn

 

  Overlook at sunrise, start of Day 3.

 

    Fresh water bath

 

    North Rim Aspens

 

  Juniper on the rim, near Toroweap

 

    Brown glass surface, below Little Colorado River

 

  Moonrise near Lee's Ferry

 

  Looking down on streambed with residue salts

 

  Cactus along the trail

 

  Rock with turquoise intrusion

 

  Grand Canyon colors in pebbles

 

  Compressed layers in side canyon

 

          

 

Navigating the layers in side canyon walks

 

 

  Desert plants and rock color

 

  Mule deer at the side of the river    Antlers left to bleach

 

  Grand Canyon Rattlesnake with blending coloring

 

    Sense of scale on river

 

 

          

         

   

Reflections

 

 

  Plateau terrain

 

    Through a rapid

 

  Ruth in Ducky

 

  Bighorn Sheep

 

        Side Canyon waterfalls

 

    Blue Heron sunning and posing

 

    Cruising, with the scale of the walls

 

 

 

        Lunch breaks

 

  Gus rowing

 

  Near Toroweap on North Rim

 

    Entering a rapid

 

    Dinner preparations

 

  First day, with storm clearing

 

          At Redwall Cavern 

(see also a web link to a 360 degree panorama)

 

 

    Vic in Ducky, with paddle boat 

 

    Ducky down

 

         Justin in action with map, guitar, ...

 

  Waterfall from between rock layers

 

  Walk in Cremation Creek side canyon

 

        Camp Stops

 

  Helicopter rescue

 

  From Navajo Bridge, near Lee's Ferry

 

 

     

   

Riding rapids

 

 

 

    Guides assessing rapids

 

  Launch at Lee's Ferry

 

  Native American grain storage

 

    Gus and Linda

 

  Monkey Flower

 

    Lynn in Ducky

 

  Boats waiting for hikers

 

  Canyon silhouette

 

  Charly's crystals with Black Widow Spider eggs

 

  Paddle boat in rapid

 

      Laura with the supply boat 

 

  Paul checking the map

 

           

     

Paddle boat adventures

 

 

  Dry waterfall reveals underlying white sandstone

 

Fossil fern

 

  Ron at oars

 

    Charly getting ready to take off; taking photo

 

    Ernie in Ducky

 

  Overlook from morning hike.

 

  Gibby and the brothers

 

  Hidden side slot canyon

 

  Beginnings of the canyon, near Lee's Ferry

 

  Chuckwalla juvenile with mother;    The mother

 

  Toroweap at dawn

 

  Exploring an hollowed part of rock wall

 

  Tadpole

 

 

    Mixing the waters, Colorado and Little Colorado

 

  Ducky used to check water flow in rapids.

 

  Quiet color and texture

 

  From the North Rim Lodge

 

  Crushing cans

 

  Toad visitor

 

  On the road to Toroweap

 

  At Lee's Ferry

 

  Station at Flagstaff

 

  Lava Falls from Toroweap

 

  Paddle party from Toroweap

 

  Sunset on the rim

 

  Flagstaff Train Station

 

    Navajo Bridge

 

 

The Traveler

 

 

Photos were taken with a Canon D10 (waterproof point and shoot),

Canon S5 IS (advanced point and shoot), and a Canon 40D (SLR, at Toroweap).  

 

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