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12-07-2009, 09:24 PM #1
TR: The Grandest Canyon, Colorado River, AZ
Seeing as I'm freezing right now, I thought it appropriate to shift my thoughts to the desert. So I went back through my pics from an 18-day trip this fall. Figured I'd share the best!
Its like an upside-down mountain range in there! But really words cannot describe...
Enjoy, stay warm this winter, and by all means, get your ass down to the Canyon!!!!
First, from the top looking in...
And if you tread in primal soup, please wipe it from your shoes...
Into the granite...
The Table Rock, in the middle of Dubie, just for shits and grins. This was one of my "oops" moments on the trip: I rowed right over this bitch. Stopped my 18-footer dead and spit me into the left current backwards. Good times...
The Throne Room
Deep in the Muav Gorge
This was as close to heaven as I'll ever be...
Livin right at Tequila Beach, lower Lava.
This was one of the most phenominal sights I've ever seen. I felt insignificant...
Our journey began about 400' below the top of this, and ends just downstream.
First night away from the real world that waits down in the canyon...
In closing, the poet laureate of the southwest, Mr. Abbey, said it best:
"From these rocks struck once by lightening gushed springs that turned to blood, flesh, life. Impossible miracle. And I am struck once again by the unutterable beauty, terror, and strangeness of everything we think we know."
Last edited by powder_prophet; 12-07-2009 at 09:41 PM.Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
12-07-2009, 09:27 PM #2
No for the action pics! We didn't stop much for photos at rapids, but we did get some shots at Hermit and Upset.
Hermit, which was pretty small at this water level, didn't yield many good shots, except these nice ones of Rajah busting through the 5th wave.
Upset, on the other hand, made for some great shots!!! Including the only action shot of yours truly, makin it look small in my behemoth of a boat.
There are strange things done in the midnight sun...
The Dark Canyon always takes the smoothest lines, making it look easy...
DD and the Escalante take a little more exciting approach...
And yes, he rowed out of it clean!
Much thanks to RD for the pics, and to everyone who made it such a wonderful trip!!!! Can't wait to get back down there in the spring.
Last edited by powder_prophet; 12-07-2009 at 09:40 PM.Skiing, whether you're in Wisconsin or the Alps, is a dumbass hick country sport that takes place in the middle of winter on a mountain at the end of a dirt road.
12-08-2009, 02:55 PM #3
Nice photos. I really wanna take a trip out there sometime. I like that the dude rowing the Same McGee is wearing a bike helmet...classy.
12-08-2009, 04:34 PM #4
Ahh shiit. I needed some Grand Canyon porn.
Less than 90days til i do er again!!So local it hurts...
12-08-2009, 09:00 PM #5
very nice photos
12-08-2009, 09:15 PM #6
RD's got a bit more gray in his beard these days...[but who don't...]
Thanks for the tr...baggage boat on an O/D trip is about as good as it gets...The blues has always been about taking your problems and turning them into something you can dance to, drink to and fuck to.
We're certainly not a blues band in any kind of purest sense, but to me Rock and Roll has always had it's roots in that tradition.
Patterson Hood of the DBT's
12-08-2009, 09:16 PM #7
Sweet Pics. Thanks for sharing.
12-08-2009, 09:22 PM #8
Between this and your other NSR TR looks like had a hellva summer.`•.¸¸.•´><((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>
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12-10-2009, 10:57 AM #9Registered User
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Looks like an epic trip. I will have to indulge myself with that some day.
12-10-2009, 11:46 AM #10
Very nice. I watched a slide show of a buddy who kayaked it. Jaw dropping is all I can say!the kids are all wasted on pot listening to heavy metal
12-10-2009, 05:32 PM #11
great pics, really liked this one
12-14-2009, 11:54 AM #12
Awesome shots. Gonna have to get in the water there someday.
12-15-2009, 12:35 AM #13
12-15-2009, 05:14 PM #14
i ache in my soul for a canyon trip. thanks for the pics.
12-15-2009, 06:44 PM #15
If you ache that bad....and you own an 18fter w/ oaring experience,i might could use another rower in March....And you bring loads of medicinal....So local it hurts...
12-18-2009, 09:37 PM #16Registered User
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Thanks for the stroll down memory lane, great pics, especially of upstet, none of lava? Funny how that trip changes ya......cheers-