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Petroglyph...They are found ...

July 21, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 9:05 am

Definition Petroglyphs “rock carvings”  from petro, meaning “rock” and glyph, meaning “symbol” a form of rock art that consist of designs carved into the surface of natural rock. Forms include lines, dots, numbers, letters, human, animal, supernatural beings or astronomical images. These primitive images and the mythologies which imbue them are compelling, for they hint […]

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Deep in the fairytale fantas...

July 9, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 10:26 am

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  ~Henry James River mile 48 on the Colorado, another hidden secret of Grand Canyon…                         photo credit: GCE guest William M

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"May the sun in his course v...

July 3, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 10:04 am

Have a safe and wonderful 2015 4th of July! Grand Canyon Expeditions  Photo: GCE Guide Bobby Skinner

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The heat is on...some summer...

June 22, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 4:43 pm

Knowing your personal limits, drinking adequate water and food consumption are absolutely essential to the success of any Grand Canyon Expedition… particularly in the heat of the summer!  Oh, did I mention… staying wet and cool as well? Text:  Grand Canyon / NPS & Photo: GCE Guest Photographer Tom Blagden

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Every boulder...tells a stor...

June 10, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 12:29 pm

“Sense how, Even the smooth stones ache With stories of their own In the shuddering light of day.” ― Scott Hastie Above Photo: GCE guest / Aiden M This type of erosion is corrasion, not to be confused with corrosion. This is where the river’s load acts almost like sandpaper removing pieces of rock as […]

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To the grandest days of your...

June 2, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 1:43 pm

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.”  Unknown source   Photo: GCE guests  John Brega and John B.

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Only in your dreams...or com...

May 22, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 8:44 am

The illuminated blue glow is from a GCE guest’s tent on a crisp April evening. It truly shares the incredible night sky and the grandness of the canyon. PHOTO: 2015 GCE guest, Victor Aaen  

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The legends of our past and ...

May 15, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 9:43 am

“You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds and had come to earth as rain and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me”. ~Black Elk Black Elk was born in 1863 on the Little Powder River, in what is now Wyoming. Like his father […]

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Bright Angel Shale-the rainb...

May 7, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 11:48 am

The Cambrian Bright Angel Shale consists of green and purple-red siltstone and shale which is inter-bedded with red-brown to brown sandstones with an average thickness: 350-500 ft. This formation was deposited as the sea level rose about 515 million years ago during the early to middle Cambrian period. As the sea covered the beach-like environment […]

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This is possibly, the GRANDE...

May 2, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 11:53 am

Contact: John Dillon / GCROA Phone: (928) 556-0669 Email: john@gcroa.org Date: April 30, 2015 River Outfitters Run Hybrid-Electric Motor Through Entire Grand Canyon / Date: April 30, 2015 Flagstaff, Ariz.. For the first time in history, a hybrid-electric outboard motor has completed an entire Grand Canyon river trip. For nearly eighty years commercial river outfitters […]

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