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Snapshots

  1. Soap Creek Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Soap Creek Canyon
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Many side canyons will provide variety on the 225 mile trip downstream.



  2. Beached Boats

    Snapshot Title: Beached Boats
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Dropping river level and steep beach combine to leave our boats high and dry on our first morning.



  3. Hermit Formation

    Snapshot Title: Hermit Formation
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Siltstone and sandstone; river floodplain and stream channel sand deposits in semi-arid environment; fossil plants; forms slopes



  4. Soap Creek Rapid (Class 5-6), 16' Drop

    Snapshot Title: Soap Creek Rapid (Class 5-6), 16' Drop
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    "Hey Diddle, Diddle, Right Down the Middle"

    This GigaPan is taken from a rock that likely was a part of the rapid during historic high flows. Today, Soap Creek is a relatively simple and fun run.



  5. Coconino Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Coconino Sandstone
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #3 - Soap Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Consisting primarily of sand deposited by eolian processes (wind-deposited) approximately 260 million years ago, this sandstone layer forms cliff faces that dominate the canyonscape in Marble Canyon.