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Thomas Hayden's Snapshots

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  1. High angle wake up

    Snapshot Title: High angle wake up
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #4 Soap Creek Morning
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Because of fluctuating water levels at Glen Canyon Dam, approx. 50 miles upstream, the water level can rise or drop dramatically at scheduled times each day. Knowing what effect that will have on eac...



  2. Sleeping on the beach

    Snapshot Title: Sleeping on the beach
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #4 Soap Creek Morning
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A paco pad and a sleeping bag is often all you need for a great night's sleep on the river.



  3. Hydration supplies

    Snapshot Title: Hydration supplies
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #1 The Pack in Flagstaff
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Water alternatives were an important component of the hydration situation.



  4. AA Battery Ammo Cans

    Snapshot Title: AA Battery Ammo Cans
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #1 The Pack in Flagstaff
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Like the ammunition they were designed to store for the soldier in the field, these cans housed over 600 AA batteries (way too many) that I brought for the GigaPan and my camera. With limited solar r...



  5. GigaPan kit

    Snapshot Title: GigaPan kit
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #1 The Pack in Flagstaff
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This is the case that the GigaPan called home for the trip. It was provided by Kirk Bauer of Bauer Cases in Vancouver, WA. Like the GigaPan robot inside it, the case never failed me despite having a...



  6. Common Crow

    Snapshot Title: Common Crow
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #1 The Pack in Flagstaff
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    In town, generally, you find crows. In the wilderness, generally, you find ravens. In both places, they appreciate any food you may drop and leave behind.



  7. Tamarisk

    Snapshot Title: Tamarisk
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #2 - Badger Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A non-native, invasive species that was planted as wind breaks after being introduced from the Middle East. It has small, wind-blown seeds that have allowed it to spread widely across the waterways o...



  8. Willow

    Snapshot Title: Willow
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #2 - Badger Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A native riparian plant that offers food and shelter to a vast number of insects and animals in the area.



  9. Badger Creek Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Badger Creek Canyon
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #2 - Badger Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Large drainage to the North.



  10. Jackass Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Jackass Canyon
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #2 - Badger Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A large drainage to the South on Navajo Reservation.



  11. Fire pit full of trash

    Snapshot Title: Fire pit full of trash
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #2 - Badger Creek Rapid
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    It is illegal to build fire rings in the National Park and river parties typically remove any that are found in camps. This one is only a few miles downstream from the put-in and on the Navajo Reserv...



  12. 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.



  13. 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.



  14. Snow on the Canyon Rim

    Snapshot Title: Snow on the Canyon Rim
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Despite temperatures in the eighties everyday, the snowpack from 2010's south-tracking snow storms wass so heavy that it remained deep at higher elevations. We saw snow at the rim every day of the tr...



  15. GigaPan in Shadow

    Snapshot Title: GigaPan in Shadow
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Taking 360 degree images at anytime but high noon means the camera's shadow will always break the fourth wall to some degree. Who needs walls anyway?



  16. Chaco footprints

    Snapshot Title: Chaco footprints
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Despite my best efforts, I couldn't find a way to stay out of the shot.



  17. Wind Blown Sand

    Snapshot Title: Wind Blown Sand
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Ridges and waves in the sand are good indications that a camp is often pummeled by high winds. Upper Tanner was relatively calm when we landed, but the signs of sandy food were all around us.



  18. Dry Bags

    Snapshot Title: Dry Bags
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Camp is packed up and ready to load onto the boats.



  19. Specklepod

    Snapshot Title: Specklepod
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Astragalus lentiginosus - My guidebook tells me that this is one of the numerous locoweeds in the area. This means that livestock seek it out, but are poisoned by a compound called swainsonine that w...



  20. Evening Primrose

    Snapshot Title: Evening Primrose
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Oenothera caespitosa - Each Flower blooms for one night only.



  21. Desert View Watchtower

    Snapshot Title: Desert View Watchtower
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #12 Upper Tanner
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Visible on the south rim of the Canyon for miles along the Colorado River, this prominent tower commands a wide view. The NPS can provide more information on this easily visited attraction of the are...



  22. Shinumo Rapid - Class 2-3 - 8" Drop

    Snapshot Title: Shinumo Rapid - Class 2-3 - 8" Drop
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    An average rapid in the Grand Canyon. A couple of holes on the river left side. This was a great rapid for the inflatable kayak to run.



  23. Menodora

    Snapshot Title: Menodora
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Another yellow flower about to bloom, Menodora is a member of the olive family.



  24. Swimming Hole

    Snapshot Title: Swimming Hole
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    One of many waterfall/swimming holes on Shinumo Creek. I had quick swim because the water was very cold, but it was deliciously refreshing. The NPS has a Humpback Chub reintroduction program in the ...



  25. Thomas and Christy

    Snapshot Title: Thomas and Christy
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The photographer and his fiance take a break from the hike to enjoy the view over Shinumo Creek.



  26. Hairy Gold-Aster

    Snapshot Title: Hairy Gold-Aster
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    These small bushes cover the lower talus slopes of the Grand Canyon. By the end of our trip, their golden flowers painted the Canyon in spring color.



  27. Claretcup Hedgehog Cactus

    Snapshot Title: Claretcup Hedgehog Cactus
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #20 - Over Shinumo Creek
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Echinocereus triglochidiatus - often grows in large clusters, approx 12 inches tall, produces deep red flowers, and edible fruits



  28. REI

    Snapshot Title: REI
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Helps you carry your stuff.



  29. Spy Vs Spy

    Snapshot Title: Spy Vs Spy
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Security camera sees everything, too!



  30. Socks and Gloves

    Snapshot Title: Socks and Gloves
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    You know you need some.



  31. Double Sea Kayak

    Snapshot Title: Double Sea Kayak
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Go Paddling!



  32. Happy Campers

    Snapshot Title: Happy Campers
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Picture on wall



  33. 360 in 360

    Snapshot Title: 360 in 360
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    My computer is displaying a 360 degree video. To learn more about video applications in 360, check out www.slopeviews.com Will open in a new tab or window



  34. Grand Canyon GigaView

    Snapshot Title: Grand Canyon GigaView
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Kickstarter.com



  35. VOLUNTEER

    Snapshot Title: VOLUNTEER
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    It really is a great way to spend your time.



  36. How to Choose a Backpack

    Snapshot Title: How to Choose a Backpack
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Consider this...



  37. Join the REI Co-op

    Snapshot Title: Join the REI Co-op
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    You really should.



  38. Become an REI Member

    Snapshot Title: Become an REI Member
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: REI Portland, OR - 360 degree view of the entrance
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Start Sharing the Benefits - Got my dividend in the mail today. Going to spend it tomorrow for the Grand Canyon trip.



  39. Kiteboarder

    Snapshot Title: Kiteboarder
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Columbia Gorge from Crown Point Number 2
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Perhaps a collision?



  40. Historic Comumbia River Highway

    Snapshot Title: Historic Comumbia River Highway
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Columbia Gorge from Crown Point Number 2
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Classic scenic drive



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