Photos of the Grand Canyon
October is definitely the right time of the year to be on the Colorado! Not too hot and plenty of day light… Our crew included Mark Schang, Karl Koenig, Jo Ann Koenig, Geoff Frank, Katie Brauns, Laurel Brauns, Kevin Carolan, Chelsea Johnson, Jeff Blick, Josh Overly, Laura Reidman, Rob Harrison, Noah Carolan, Jon Abelman, Blake Haldeman, Brent Higgins and Casey Buller.
Here is an excerpt from a recent story I wrote in The Source Weekly about the trip. Read the whole article here.
One of our most memorable excursions was at Tabernacle, seventy-five miles into the trip. A few hours before we pulled into our camp just above Nevills Rapid, it began pouring rain and did not let up for nearly 48 hours. Geoff had brought a giant community tent that we erected as soon as we got to camp and proceeded to huddle under for the next two days as lightning and thunder boomed all around us in forty-five minute waves. A few of us from camp decided to brave the hike despite the extreme conditions, and once we reached the top of the Tabernacle, Chelsea Johnson reported that lightening struck so close, her hair stood on end from the electricity in the air.
The storm caused large chunks of rock on the opposite side of the canyon to explode into the water below, which we watched in awe like a fireworks display. Double rainbows appeared all around us, and from above we saw the river turn the color of deep opaque copper. Back at camp, many of our tents were almost washed into the river as newly formed creeks carved through the sandy beach.
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