January 22, 2012
January 21, 2012
here for Wikipedia information on this geologic uplift formed 40-60 million years ago.
January 13, 2012
We find a few sketchy wild burro and/or crazy cowboy trails, but no path we consider safe.
January 12, 2012
January 11, 2012
The river was given its name by one of the Wesley Powell expeditions in 1869-1871. As they floated down the Colorado River, they came to the inlet of an unnamed river. "How is she, Jack?" someone shouted. "Oh, she's a dirty devil!" was the reply.
That same expedition named the Bright Angel Creek farther down the Colorado. Bright Angel is now part of the Grand Canyon National Park. Perhaps the Powell group thought they should give homage to the forces of good to counteract naming one stream after the devil...
January 8, 2012
January 7, 2012
This was only the first afternoon's ride. More will follow...