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Snapshots

  1. WC

    Snapshot Title: WC
    Taken by: GIGA Spy

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    WC time



  2. Claret Cup Cactus

    Snapshot Title: Claret Cup Cactus
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Small barrel-shaped cactus, with deep red flowers when in bloom.



  3. Unidentified small flowers

    Snapshot Title: Unidentified small flowers
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Poking up from the rock debris, small flowers take advantage of the wet spring.



  4. Shinumo Rapid

    Snapshot Title: Shinumo Rapid
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Grand Canyon Scale: 2-3, 8' drop, just past the mouth of Shinumo Creek, where a waterfall delights visitors, this constriction rapid is a fun wave train with few consequences



  5. Chipping Patina

    Snapshot Title: Chipping Patina
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Exposure to surface conditions ages the outside of even the super hard Vishnu Schist. Here the dark purple sheen of patina is chipping away, exposing the true color of the rock layer.



  6. Ephedra

    Snapshot Title: Ephedra
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Or "Mormon Tea". Shrub 4-60" tall, with upright branches mainly bright green and smooth. Small, scalelike leaves, located @ stem joints, in pairs or sometimes whorls. Steeping the branchlets makes a n...



  7. Rubber Rabbitbrush

    Snapshot Title: Rubber Rabbitbrush
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Low to tall shrub, 1-7' tall; bar obscured by dense, woolly covering of hairs. Leaves linear & flat, up to 4" long, hairy or smooth, & narrow at the tip. A latex, used in the manufacturing of rubber ...



  8. Nakedstem Bahia

    Snapshot Title: Nakedstem Bahia
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Perennial, stems solitary or few; individual plants may be clustered. Stems 4.5-24" tall with white hairs. Main leaves near base petioled, the blades .5-4" long, and egg-to lance-shaped. It's name co...



  9. Quartz in Schist

    Snapshot Title: Quartz in Schist
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Intrusions of quartz abound in the Vishnu Schist at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. This is the top of the Great Uncomformity, where 1.4 billion years of Earth's history has disappeared from the geol...



  10. Our Boats

    Snapshot Title: Our Boats
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Two rented 18 ft Sotars (yellow), one borrowed 18ft Maravia, and one personal 14ft HighSide. We had plenty of room for everything with only nine people.



  11. NRS Lifejacket (PFD)

    Snapshot Title: NRS Lifejacket (PFD)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The personal floatation device is an essential part of the daily wardrobe. Here my pfd is attached to the bowline of the boat. This serves to both keep the pfd from flying away during a sudden gale,...



  12. The Kitchen

    Snapshot Title: The Kitchen
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Everything you need to cook and wash up, and it all fits into a few cans.



  13. Heading to the Boats

    Snapshot Title: Heading to the Boats
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #22 Over Lower Bass
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A cold beer maybe? A book to read? A bite to eat?