Monthly Archives: October 2016

LARGEST CANYONS in the WORLD

WHAT IS A CANYON? A canyon or gorge is a deep ravine between pairs of escarpments or cliffs and is the most often carved landscape by the erosive activity of a river over geologic timescales. A canyon may also refer … Continue reading

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CARE of SLEEPING BAGS

Protect your sleeping-bag investment. You can keep your bag in top condition for many camping or backpacking seasons to come. ON THE TRAIL Keep your sleeping bag clean and dry. Accumulated body oils, sweat and dirt can rob your sleeping … Continue reading

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FLIP-FLOPS

Other than deciding to travel once I retired, my only other goal in life was to wear flip-flops twelve months of the year. It is now 10½ years and I have pretty well succeeded. The only other shoes I travel … Continue reading

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THE GRAND CANYON – FACTS, GEOLOGY, CARVING THE RIVER

GRAND CANYON Length: 277 river miles Width: Average 10 miles. Maximum 18 miles. Depth: Average 1 mile or 5,280’. Maximum 6,000’ Volume of Rock Eroded: 803 cubic miles Elevation: North Rim – 8,200’; South Rim – 7,000’ Precipitation: North Rim … Continue reading

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RAFTING and HIKING the GRAND CANYON

I’m sure rafting the Grand Canyon is on everyone’s bucket list. It has been on mine for years, possibly ever since I read Colin Fletcher’s The Man Who Walked Through Time, when he walked a portion of the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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HIKING THE GRAND CANYON FROM THE RIVER

I rafted the Grand Canyon from October 6-21, 2016 from Lee’s Ferry to Diamond Creek at mile 223. I didn’t understand that there would be so much hiking and we explored at least one canyon every day. Over the years, … Continue reading

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