A RIVER JOURNEY THROUGH
THE GRAND CANYON, CONTINUED...
A late summer storm leaves a brilliant rainbow above the raft, Mile 174 Looking at the Colorado River from the rim east of Toroweap Point, above River Mile 175. Passengers enjoying a wet ride on a motor rig in lava Falls Rapid. With a 37 foot drop, lava Falls is the largest navigable drop in North America. Lava Falls Rapid, Mike Sneed at the oars. Another shot of lava Falls; Michael Kaye rows through...yes, there is a boat and another person under all that whitewater! River passengers discover that leftover Pringles potato chips make great "duck lips"! The Vishnu Schist (the oldest rock in the Canyon; 2.5 billion years old!) is especially beautiful in spots like this where it's been sculpted into sinuous forms. Mile 242.
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