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photoblog image Grand Falls

Grand Falls

Also called Chocolate Falls or Muddy Falls... in this light I might have

called it Copper Falls.  A waterfall in the desert - quite a sight to behold. 

And, indeed, the phenomena can only be seen in March and April, or

again during the summer monsoon season- which is very unpredictable.

Dependent on the amount of precipitation the San Francisco Peaks

have gotten, the Little Colorado River will either rush with snow melt

 or monsoon flood...  or will trickle to a muddy stream.  Grand Falls

was created when the nearby Merriam Crater lava flow dammed the

river, and the water was diverted... the waterfall was formed where

it met back up with it's original path.  

 

Frank had shown a few photos of the Falls on his own blog a few

months ago... I hope mine are just a bit different, so as not to bore you!

photoblog image Grand Falls 8 b.jpg

Grand Falls

Also called Chocolate Falls or Muddy Falls... in this light I might have

called it Copper Falls.  A waterfall in the desert - quite a sight to behold. 

And, indeed, the phenomena can only be seen in March and April, or

again during the summer monsoon season- which is very unpredictable.

Dependent on the amount of precipitation the San Francisco Peaks

have gotten, the Little Colorado River will either rush with snow melt

 or monsoon flood...  or will trickle to a muddy stream.  Grand Falls

was created when the nearby Merriam Crater lava flow dammed the

river, and the water was diverted... the waterfall was formed where

it met back up with it's original path.  

 

Frank had shown a few photos of the Falls on his own blog a few

months ago... I hope mine are just a bit different, so as not to bore you!

photoblog image Grand Falls 8 b.jpg

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 5 Jun 2017, 00:39
I cannot be bored returning to this wonderful site/sight, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray! I hope I won't disappoint!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jun 2017, 06:47
I like your picture very much Ellie
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Chris!
I didn't see Frank's images, Elizabeth, but even if I had, I can't possibly imagine being bored by this sight! WOW. And in the desert!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's pretty amazing, Ginnie!! So unexpected!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jun 2017, 07:19
These are wonderful pictures and don't forget we see it now through your eyes. I can imagine the sound these falls make. Love the 'chocolate'....
What a place to be.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Astrid!
There was quite a roar, I can tell you!
Can't see how anyone could get bored seeing pictures like this E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So glad you think so, Bill! Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jun 2017, 08:01
It is incredible sight; the colour of the water is something else.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A fascinating spot, Alan!
I remember Frank's pictures of these falls Elizabeth. This is a very fine photograph.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you do... Thanks, Chad - much appreciated!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jun 2017, 12:06
Great shots and I love the effects of the water in the top picture, especially.

Thanks for the support re the eyes.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Louis!

You're welcome...
Just the place for a mud bath then.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Absolutely - if that's the kind of thing you like! smile
Two great images, and I see Frank is sitting there just taking in the beauty of nature round your way.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Brian!
Yep - he sat there for a while, just watching...
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Jun 2017, 14:24
Far from boring Elizabeth, these are a delight! Thank you too for the information.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Anne! I'm glad you think so!
Good from any angle...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Larry!
Nice shots dear wife...What a sight this was! Thanks for taking me. ( I don't mean the photo ) smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Sweet Husband! It was something, wasn't it! It was my pleasure (on both accounts...) smile XOX
Quite amazing - seems as though you were lucky to see it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We were, indeed. The water volume was higher the weekend before - but it was a holiday weekend, and they were having a "river cleanup" volunteer weekend... so we postponed, because we're, you know, allergic to people... smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2017, 22:07
Beautiful images and true to their name!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Beth! Doesn't disappoint!

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