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Utah Rafting

23 Questions about Utah Rafting

Utah Rafting Utah has a lot to offer when it comes to whitewater rafting.  In fact, the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, the two major waterways of the the southwest,  have their confluence in Utah.  These rivers are the foundation of modern river running.  Many consider rafting the

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Geology of the Grand Canyon

Basic Grand Canyon Geology In a Grand Canyon Raft Time Machine It can be said that a Grand Canyon rafting trip is the best way to travel through time.  The Colorado River has cut a “layer cake” of geology so to speak.  Each geological rock layer of the Grand Canyon is a

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Rafting Equipment

30 Horsepower Tohatsu Four Stroke Outboards MFS30A-MFS30B-MFS30C-MFS30D

Tohatsu 30 Horsepower Outboard and Colorado River & Trail Expeditions 2024 will mark the 23rd year Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has used Tohatsu 30 horsepower outboard engines on their Grand Canyon motorized expeditions.  During this 20+ year period the 30 horsepower Tohatsu outboard has seen 4 different models.  The

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Grand Canyon History

A Canyon Voyage

Friday at the Historic Book Library #4 #1 In and Around the Grand Canyon by George Wharton James #2 Grand Canyon Treks by Harvey Butchart #3 The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher A Canyon Voyage by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh The Book: A Canyon Voyage was published in 1908

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Christmas Rapid

Emery and Ellsworth Kolb were living at Grand Canyon National Park by 1902.  They were adventurous, hard working, rock climbing, trail blazing pioneers who carved out a living on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by taking photographs of tourists.  When they first came to the South Rim their

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John Wesley Powell’s Base of Operations: Kanab, Utah

John Wesley Powell’s River Trips John Wesley Powell made the first two organized river expeditions through the Grand Canyon.  The first expedition began at Green River, Wyoming, on the Green River.  The expedition followed the Green River through the canyons of Lodore, Desolation, Labyrinth, and Stillwater before joining the Colorado

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Grand Canyon History

The Man Who Walked Through Time

Friday at the Historic Book Library #3 #1 In and Around the Grand Canyon by George Wharton James #2 Grand Canyon Treks by Harvey Butchart The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher The Book: The Man Who Walked Through Time was published in 1968 by Alfred A. Knopf, inc of

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Colorado River Rafting

Best Photography Locations in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Inspires Photography  Photography captures a moment in time that can’t be repeated.  The Grand Canyon has been captured by the imagination of humans for thousands of years, and by photographers ever since the invention of the camera.  The Kolb Brothers became the first resident photographers of Grand

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Grand Canyon History

Grand Canyon Treks

Friday at the Historic Book Library #2 #1 In and Around the Grand Canyon by George Wharton James #3 The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher Grand Canyon Treks by Harvey Butchart The Book: Grand Canyon Treks was published in 1970 by La Siesta Press of Glendale, California. 

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Insiders Look at the Waterfalls of Grand Canyon

It would take multiple lifetimes to explore and see all that the Grand Canyon has to offer.  It is truly a national treasure and as Buzz Holmstrom once said “anyone who it allows to go through its canyons and see its wonders should feel thankful and privileged.”  Below is a

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In and Around The Grand Canyon

Friday at the Historic Book Library #1 In and Around the Grand Canyon-By George Wharton James The Book: In and Around the Grand Canyon was published in 1900 by the Little Brown & Company of Boston.  The book contains over 100 historic photographs or “illustrations.”  The book details James travels

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