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Jun 082015
 

Rafting down the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon is a monumental experience.  The water’s ice cold and often quite frisky.  The rock most often a rusty shade of red.  But, what’s most impressive is the size of the walls and how small I felt inside this immense cavern.  The timeless quiet, the constant flow of water, the movement of the raft.  Nothing compares to the feeling of being so small inside something so big.

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Aug 252014
 

I’d already gone through the rapids in the smaller whitewater raft.  After getting through, we stopped in the calmer water and watched and waited for everyone else to get through.  Quickly, I got my camera out of its waterproof box and steadied myself as best I could while bobbing around on the flowing Colorado River, selected a fast shutter speed and caught the big oar boat heading our way.  They sure looked like they were having fun!

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Jun 122013
 

That’s what journeying down the Colorado River is; blending and morphing into everything that’s there.  There’s no distinction between the rock and canyon walls and river and sky and person immersed inside it all.  Human and nature blended as one.  That’s really what rafting into and through the Grand Canyon is all about; accepting the flow of the river and just being a part of it.

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Apr 302013
 

Our plan for the day was to hike up to Thunder River, a river coming out of a wall of the Grand Canyon that eventually flows down into the Colorado River.  But, before heading up, we had to traverse the swiftly flowing Canyon Creek.  The sturdy-of-foot ones went first to create a line of support for those less sure footed.  It was quite cool early in the morning and an exhilarating start to a momentous day of hiking in the awesomeness of the Grand Canyon. A very careful stream crossing on our hike up to Thunder River

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Mar 062013
 

Such beauty in a small confined space.  Texture, light, color.  Antelope Canyon is not far from Marble Canyon where we entered the Colorado River for our rafting journey through the Grand Canyon.  What an example of the wonders of the natural world.  Time is the main ingredient needed.  At least mother nature has plenty of that.

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Dec 192012
 

The Grand Canyon that is.  This was our last morning on the river and we were celebrating in prayerful dance; honoring our incredible journey, each other, and our mighty host, the Colorado River.  There’s really nothing more to say.  It still brings back feelings of awe.

Final morning of prayer at Separation Canyon.

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Dec 142012
 

I think I’ll post this news flash here, above the image in question.  It seems many of you read what’s above the photo as opposed to what’s below the photo.  What about you?  Anyway, to view many more images of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon go to my galleries page at

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It’s day 4 of a 15 day rafting adventure down the Colorado River inside the Grand Canyon.  Before heading back out onto the mighty river, many of us chose to take the trek up the side of the canyon wall along a well-worn path to the ancient Pueblo Indian graineries for a bit of canyon history and to get an incredible view of the river and canyon below us.  I always love the perspective of being up above the area I’m exploring.  I tend to feel more a part of it when I get back down.

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May 022012
 

What a ride!  This is Upset Rapid on the Colorado River in the heart of the Grand Canyon.  What a ride we had.  15 days of the timeless and changing landscape of one of the world’s great natural wonders.  Sometimes the water was raging, like here at Upset.  Sometimes the water was calm and we had to oar our way along.  Always, it was incredibly beautiful and invigorating.

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Mar 032012
 

The Grand Canyon really is grand!  On this day a bunch of us climbed up above the Colorado river and followed Tapeats creek on our way up to Thunder river.  It was fairly nice when we left and we were following the creek up through this beautiful mini canyon when the clouds thickened, the temperature dropped and it actually started raining.  We took a break by huddling up underneath a very large rock for an hour.  When the rain stopped we could see it had snowed up above us!  Here, in what I thought was desert?  How awesome!

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Feb 072012
 

This will be my last post here for about 10 days.  See you back here then with some new stuff!

The Colorado River is so cold!  But not this luscious, silky welcome relief of water.  A group of us had been rafting down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon for almost 2 weeks.  Now the days were beautiful but the water was cold and we hadn’t had a warm shower the whole time; until we stopped at Travertine creek.  Wow!  A warm waterfall to frolic and play in.  It seemed like it washed away two weeks of cold water in just seconds.  What a wonderfully playful and blessed time we had there!

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