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#102470 - 09/05/08 11:29 AM Marble and Grand Canyon
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Looking down the Colorado from above the Nankoweep Delta



The Gaineries



Leaving Marble Canyon and Entering Grand Canyon



Travertine Falls on the Little Colorado River



Me and KT floating Chuar Lava Rapid



Scrambling over the black (incredibly hot and sharp) Vishnu Schist



My niece KT enjoying the horizontal waterfall in Clear Creek

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#102471 - 09/05/08 05:32 PM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: scottyb]
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Thanks for the pics!

On your first pic, "Looking down the Colorado from above the Nankoweep Delta"
do you have any idea of the width of the river, distance to the farthest red canyon wall and its height?

Perspective in the canyon is messed up.

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#102472 - 09/05/08 07:52 PM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: coyotemaster]
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The Nankoweep delta is the first place where the walls widen out and the river is pretty wide. I would say 200-300 feet wide in places. Judging from my Martin and Whitis, that view is from around mile 53.5 and the bend in the river is around mile 57. You are correct about perspective in GC.
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#102473 - 09/17/08 08:30 AM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: scottyb]
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I have many more photos posted on my web pages.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6 - Hiking Out
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#102474 - 09/18/08 04:56 PM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: scottyb]
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Enjoyed those pix in the posts. What time of year? Temps? Saw the group shot -- did everyone know everyone else?
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#102475 - 09/22/08 10:07 PM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: kevonionia]
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Sorry for the delay, been in San Diego.

We were there 8/23 - 8/28. The weather was very enjoyable for me. The 50 degree river cools the air a lot. For river running, I would advise anybody that gets cold easily to go in June or late Aug - early Sep. You stay wet a good portion of the time and the cool air can have quiet a chilling effect. July is the hottest month statisically. It gets extremely hot if you get more than 100 yards from the river but as you can see, there are ample opportunities to soak yourself. On one side hike from the inner gorge, my thermometer measured 104 but it was not an issue because we kept saoking our entire bodies in the creek.

Our group was a mix, with the largest party being six guys from St Louis.


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#102476 - 10/23/08 12:44 PM Re: Marble and Grand Canyon [Re: scottyb]
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Wow! I really loved this pics! I hope someday to get to the GC...and I hope I enjoy it as much as you appear to have.
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