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A Lone Raft makes it's way down the Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon portion of The River technically starts at Lees

Ferry (River Mile 0), and continues on through the Grand Canyon

for another 297 River Miles. Navajo Bridges mark the 4.2 mile point.

These bridges provide the only vehicular crossing down river from

Glen Canyon Dam, and until the Hoover Dam 342 river River Miles

downstream (the Hoover overpass bridge being 45 miles beyond the

western mouth of the Canyon). Navajo Bridge is 470 feet above the

Colorado River, and spans 909 feet across the Canyon. 

  

Below - the little boat comes out the other side of the

Bridges into the emerald green of the algae stained water.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 7b.jpg

 

 

 

 

Dwarfed

A Lone Raft makes it's way down the Colorado River.

The Grand Canyon portion of The River technically starts at Lees

Ferry (River Mile 0), and continues on through the Grand Canyon

for another 297 River Miles. Navajo Bridges mark the 4.2 mile point.

These bridges provide the only vehicular crossing down river from

Glen Canyon Dam, and until the Hoover Dam 342 river River Miles

downstream (the Hoover overpass bridge being 45 miles beyond the

western mouth of the Canyon). Navajo Bridge is 470 feet above the

Colorado River, and spans 909 feet across the Canyon. 

  

Below - the little boat comes out the other side of the

Bridges into the emerald green of the algae stained water.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 7b.jpg

 

 

 

 

comments (12)

Intriguing shadow of the double bridges...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Larry - I loved those shadows, and waited for the raft to be in between them! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Dec 2017, 02:30
The coloured image is a knockout for me, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Ray - isn't that green intense?!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2017, 04:48
How fun to see that raft waaaaaaayy down. And that green is so green... wow. Is that because of the algae?
Thank you for the right up.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Wouldn't it be fun to be him!
Yes - the river apparently flows an average of 1.6 MPH here... with a lot of sun exposure - it allows this lovely green algae to thrive at certain times of the year. Further down - through the Grand Canyon proper, the river can turn a very dirty brown... as there are many rapids that churn up the river bed, and the average speed in the Canyon becomes 4 MPH. I think you've heard us say, of that portion, that the river has been called "Too thick to drink, and too thin to plow". smile
Man alive! That sure gives perspective/scale to this Wonder, Elizabeth, doesn't it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does indeed, Ginnie!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2017, 06:01
That raft looks like a water boatman (an insect found on our ponds) from here
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Dec 2017, 06:33
Fabulous images. That green water is simply amazing!
Impressionnante prise de vue ..bonne journée Elisabeth
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Dec 2017, 06:44
The emerald green has magic quality! What a little boat!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Dec 2017, 07:49
It's interesting how the river changes colour as it goes through through the popular South Rim area. This looks to be the easy bit of the trip down the river smile
It looks like a little bug!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Dec 2017, 08:07
Heh, in the top picture I get the idea of a bug crawling up a tree trunk - only the bridge shadow says otherwise.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Dec 2017, 08:46
This is a great photograph showing the scale of the river.

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