Saturday, April 1, 2017

Living the Dream, Day 7 – A Grand Day in Grand Canyon

Occasionally in this life, we find that some days are better than others. Now and then, though, they all happen to be extraordinary. If we are lucky enough, we find each day to be as wonderful as the last. We savor each moment, not knowing what is ahead but realizing that life is an adventure and that we are indeed fortunate to be alive in a particular place. That’s how it is with my river–running friend Kris and me, during a glorious early May, on our week–long raft trip down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.
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Breaking camp (click on any pic to enlargenate)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Living the Dream, Day 6 – Blacktail Canyon Serenade

It has been a while, hasn’t it? The last time we were living the dream we had just finished a fine foray to the waterfall at Elves Chasm, near river mile 117 of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Since then, I have not tumbled into the whirling waters, nor have I been spinning around in a swirling rapid of monumental magnitude (well, not literally, anyway). But life happens. We get busy and lose track of time. Our mental mojo wanders in another direction. My last post was a video I made about my Thanksgiving with friends. Well…enough of this lollygagging. It’s almost March, for Pete’s sake! Get on with it! It’s time to climb back into the boat, and have a leisurely look around while our boatmen continue to do all the work.

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The Great Unconformity near Blacktail Canyon -
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