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  1. Skier Sequence

    Snapshot Title: Skier Sequence
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: TeaCup SnowPark, Mt Hood, Oregon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This skier was followed by the gigapan, which framed him perfectly for four shots



  2. Sarah Jaffe

    Snapshot Title: Sarah Jaffe
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: The Old 97's @ Sarah Jaffe
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    ‘Best thing I heard… I’ve been digging the debut from a young singer/songwriter out of Texas named Sarah Jaffe…’ - USA Today



  3. Hance Rapid

    Snapshot Title: Hance Rapid
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Grand Canyon Scale: Class 7-8, 30' Drop - a difficult, dangerous rapid with large holes and waves and exposed rocks at various water levels. Named after "Capt." John T Hance, miner, rancher, guide, st...



  4. KAN JAM

    Snapshot Title: KAN JAM
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    We didn't play this enough! Great game for the beach. throw frisbee near the Kan & have your partner Jam it in.



  5. Bowline on a Bight

    Snapshot Title: Bowline on a Bight
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Bow Lines are tied as soon as a raft hits the beach to a solid tree, large clump of trees, or "sand stake". Because a boater needs to put hands into dense brush at the base of trees, snakebite exposu...



  6. Come Along Wench

    Snapshot Title: Come Along Wench
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    You can clearly read, "4-Ton Cable Puller" on our primary piece of safety hardware. This leveraging device is to be used in extreme cases where a raft is pinned to an obstacle by the force of the wat...



  7. Battery Boxes

    Snapshot Title: Battery Boxes
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    These two ammo cans are filled with Duracell AA batteries needed for Grand Canyon GigaView. NRS (Northwest River Supply) was a generous corp sponsor of the project. Smith Optics provided excellent pr...



  8. BomberGear

    Snapshot Title: BomberGear
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    a close up of the BomberGear logo on a spray skirt that kayakers wear to seal themselves into the boat and to keep water out. To exit a kayak when flipped over & underwater, one simply pulls on the s...



  9. Inflatable Kayak

    Snapshot Title: Inflatable Kayak
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A fun alternative to the big rafts for mild rapids. IK's can be impossible to paddle fast enough to keep up with the heavy rafts during upstream winds. They can be sturdy boats for big rapids, so lo...



  10. Rocket Box

    Snapshot Title: Rocket Box
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Military surplus ammunition boxes have been water proof standards for river runners for generations. Post-WWII, war surplus bridge-building rafts were among the first crafts to carry commercial rafti...



  11. Whitewater Playboat

    Snapshot Title: Whitewater Playboat
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #13 Hance Rapid - On the Boats
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    A small, versatile kayak designed to surf standing river waves and perform spinning manuevers



  12. Good Current

    Snapshot Title: Good Current
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #9 Nankoweap
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Unlike Marble Canyon upstream, this section of the Colorado River increases in speed with increased gradient. The riffles and eddy lines visible here indicated that water is continuously moving downs...



  13. GigaGear

    Snapshot Title: GigaGear
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #9 Nankoweap
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    I packed a hard Pelican case into a large NRS drybag with backpack straps for the long hike up the granaries.



  14. 250 Million Years Uncovered

    Snapshot Title: 250 Million Years Uncovered
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #9 Nankoweap
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This view of the Canyon wall profiles exposed rock layers representing a period from 500 to 250 million years ago. The talus slope at the river level is the Temple Butte Formation (500 myo). Above tha...



  15. Redwall Limestone

    Snapshot Title: Redwall Limestone
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #9 Nankoweap
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    dolomite, and chert; formed in a shallow and deep sea environment during the Mississippian period (400 million years ago). Forms cliff faces in the Canyon. Here you can see the natural gray color of ...



  16. 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.



  17. 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.



  18. 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



  19. 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.



  20. 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...



  21. 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 ...



  22. 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...



  23. 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...



  24. Male Western Tanager

    Snapshot Title: Male Western Tanager
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Put A Bird On It: Western Tanagers Visit Portland
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The male is brilliantly colored in yellow with a red face and head. The wings are a striking black & white pattern. The females are better camoflaged.



  25. Granite Intrusion

    Snapshot Title: Granite Intrusion
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The Zoroaster Granite peaks through the surrounding sandstone here where the falls have eroded the cliff smooth.



  26. Sacred Datura?

    Snapshot Title: Sacred Datura?
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This would be the right place for a thick stand. This could be fresh spring growth.



  27. Travertine Formations

    Snapshot Title: Travertine Formations
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Mineralized stone formed from particles left by the constantly running water



  28. False Rim

    Snapshot Title: False Rim
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From the bottom, they are all false rims



  29. Monkey Flower

    Snapshot Title: Monkey Flower
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Found only at the finest of desert springs



  30. What time is it?

    Snapshot Title: What time is it?
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    You can almost read the watch



  31. Jack's Plastic Weld

    Snapshot Title: Jack's Plastic Weld
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Jack's makes the best Paco Pad on the river. Sorry NRS.



  32. Sponsor Logos

    Snapshot Title: Sponsor Logos
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    NRS, Backcountry.com, Bauer Cases all supported Grand Canyon GigaView



  33. Hanging Garden

    Snapshot Title: Hanging Garden
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #26 Deer Creek Falls
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Maidenhair ferns & Monkeyflowers



  34. Your Durham Bulls

    Snapshot Title: Your Durham Bulls
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Restaurant Balcony
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Warming up before the season opener



  35. Norfolk Pitcher

    Snapshot Title: Norfolk Pitcher
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Durham Bulls, Left Field Cafe
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Warming up before the season opener



  36. Bulls Players Practicing

    Snapshot Title: Bulls Players Practicing
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Durham Bulls, Second Base
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Getting ready for a pop up drill off the Blue Monster Wall



  37. Lucky Strike

    Snapshot Title: Lucky Strike
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Durham Bulls, Second Base
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Watertower for American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC



  38. Hit Bull Win Steak

    Snapshot Title: Hit Bull Win Steak
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Durham Bulls, Second Base
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Hit Grass Win Salad? Bull Durham hits a homerun and all they get is a salad?



  39. Blossoms

    Snapshot Title: Blossoms
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: A Neighbor's Rare Tree in Bloom
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Perfect Bloom



  40. Pond

    Snapshot Title: Pond
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Earth Day Egg Hunt!
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Can you find all 13 animals?



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