Photo News 2012

August September USA / Grand Canyon

 

What a grand adventure I had in the Grand Canyon.

I landed in Las Vegas met up with Michael and Jem and enjoyed a couple of days in Vegas
and was enthralled by 2 Cirque du Soleil shows

   


We also jumped off the Stratosphere Tower

 
15 of us set off on a 16 day adventure on 5 rafts, entering the clear fresh Colorado River

 
Here we are approaching the confluence of the Colorado and the Little Colorado
where the water turns from clear to chocolate

 
Camping was also an adventure

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A new word was added to my vocabulary - Groover.

 

entrance to the groover

 
vacant ........................................................engaged

The groover always had the best view in the camp


shedding his skin

 

 
very keen on keeping the sun away from my delicate white skin

 

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We had a fine selection of thunderstorms

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The local sheep let us know what they thought of us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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showing the blue water of the Supai disappearing into the chocolate Colorado

 


After survivng Lava, the most challenging rapid, we celebrated at Tequila Beach

 

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I was on this raft with michael and jem when it flipped on rapid 209
here it is being re-flipped

 

 

 

 

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