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Thank you to all of our cust...

September 2, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 12:26 pm

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire GCE River guides are, without a doubt, the finest guides this side of the Colorado River! They sure do know how to have fun! Until next season,  “don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. […]

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River salt being leached out...

August 27, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 3:24 pm

Stalactites and stalagmites are cone-shaped formations which look a little like huge icicles of rock. They are found in caves and under overhangs. They are calcium deposits made by calcium-laden water dripping through the ceiling and onto the floor of the cave. The water evaporates, leaving the calcium behind.  These calcium deposits are formed in […]

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Geometry shows why river roc...

August 21, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 12:38 pm

Geologists know that rocks that line riverbeds tend to be smaller and rounder further downstream. Abrasion causes rocks to grind down and become rounder, but does the grinding reduce the size of rocks or is it that smaller rocks are simply more easily transported?  A new model suggests that abrasion plays a key role in […]

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“It would ’a’ been a m...

August 18, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 10:15 am

Photo:  2015 GCE guest,  Robert S

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The Grand Canyon Expedition'...

August 12, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 3:33 pm

Our S-Rig was specifically designed to navigate the rapids in Grand Canyon.  Our rafts are constructed of industrial strength, nylon-coated neoprene that is extremely strong and puncture resistant.  The S-Rig is a donut shape, 37 feet in length with 20 diaphragms to ensure only any one section could be affected by loss of air.  A […]

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The Grand Canyon and water, ...

August 6, 2015 - Grand Canyon Expeditions @ 5:02 pm

“The river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once and… that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of the past, not the shadow of the future.” ― Hermann […]

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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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