Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fliping into the Colorado

One of the younger members of our group taking a flip off a low canyon wall at Pumpkin Springs catches the attention of a couple of rafts passing by.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The view walking up Deer Creek towards the falls at mile 136 of our Colorado River / Grand Canyon adventure.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Our guide pointed out that this peak near the end of our Grand Canyon rafting trip was equal in height to the river elevation at the start of our trip. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A mountain scene from behind one of our Grand Canyon camp sites.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Small Riverbank Falls

Some small riverbank falls we drifted by on the Colorado River trip through the Grand Canyon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

This rock in the middle of the Colorado River dwarfs the 37' raft passing beside it.  The piece of driftwood on top of the rock was left there by a flood 40 or 50 years ago.

Friday, August 17, 2012

I believe our Grand Canyon tour guide said this old stone cabin was built by a prospector around 1910.  I'm not positive about it's history but I like the scene.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I submitted this image, of my wife on our Grand Canyon trip, for consideration for our Bay Area Photo Club's Honor's Night on Tuesday night.  The assignment was "Loud" which was defined as "Images that convey sound, volume or brashness."  I'd hoped the judges would see the same "brashness" in this photo that I did and apparently they did as the photo was given a "Gold" award.

Monday, August 13, 2012

This was one of our camp sites on our recent rafting trip.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A late evening sky taken at one of our campsites on Colorado River.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We camped out under the stars, for the first and last time, about 50 feet from this scene on what later became known as "bug beach."

Monday, August 6, 2012

This shot was taken from our bus in route to Lee's Ferry and the start of our rafting trip.

Friday, August 3, 2012

This is one of the views walking up Stone Creek to the falls.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Canyon Cactus

Cactus on top of rocky canyon wall at Deer Creek.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

This was the first view down river after leaving Lee's Ferry at the start of the eight day trip.