No bad hair days in Grand Canyon

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That’s my daughter in the water…everything she knows I taught her.  I lost every time I fought her. Every time she fell I caught her. That’s my daughter in the water, who’d have ever thought her?  Photo(s) : GCE 2015 guest, Lynda M and Amy G.   /   Lyrics: Loudon Wainwright III – Daughter 

ON THE WAY HOME – NEIL YOUNG

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      When the dream came I held my breath with my eyes closed I went insane, Like a smoke ring day When the wind blows Now I won’t be back till later on If I do come back at all But you know me, and I miss you now…                   …

Prickly Pear, Barrel, Hedgehog and Fishhook are just a few of the Grand Canyon Cactus and then there’s the “Tai-Wiki-Widbee”, the Cactus Buck…

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“Cactus bucks” are an uncommon and strange phenomenon in the antler growing world.  This “cactus” condition in bucks results in antlers remaining in velvet and continuing to grow beyond the normal velvet-losing time of the year. The condition that causes a deer to be a cactus buck is called “cryptorchidism”. This condition impacts testosterone levels, which regulate antler growth and development.  …

RAINBOWS… “no rain no rainbow” – Yoshifumi Kouchi

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RAINBOW MAN – THE INDALO SYMBOL  The Rainbow held special significance among the people of the land. Prophesies and stories of many nations, from the Hopi and Zuni in the Southwest to the Cherokee in the Southeast, from the Cree in the far north, the great Sioux nations of the plains, to the Mayan people of the far south, the Rainbow …

Thank you to all of our customers of the 2015 river season, as the pleasure was truly ours!

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“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. Seuss  /  Photo: 2015 GCE …

River salt being leached out of the Tapeats Sandstone…

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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 two ways: a stalactite forms …