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  1. Massive Wave/Hole

    Snapshot Title: Massive Wave/Hole
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    "I think this river is not as teacherous as has been said - Every rapid speaks plainly just what it is & what it will do to a person & a boat in its currents waves boils whirlpools & rocks - if only o...



  2. Nasty Holes

    Snapshot Title: Nasty Holes
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Formed by shallow rocks with water pouring over them, a hole in river terms is a hydraulic where water is recirculating back upstream. Running a boat through a hole can be a very violent experience t...



  3. Shinumo Quartzite

    Snapshot Title: Shinumo Quartzite
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This layer averages about 1,200 million years old and is composed of sandstone. This layer is only exposed in a few sections in the Canyon. Its color can be deep red, brown, purple or white.



  4. Hakatai Shale

    Snapshot Title: Hakatai Shale
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This layer averages about 1,200 million years old and is composed primarily of shale with some sandstone. The color is a very bright orange-red red and is the layer that gives Red Canyon its name.



  5. Bass Formation

    Snapshot Title: Bass Formation
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This layer averages about 1,250 million years old and is composed primarily of limestone with some interbedded shale. It is greyish in color and its fossil record consists of stromatolites.



  6. Snow on the Canyon Rim

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

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #14 Hance Rapid - In the Rocks Above
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Heavy snows still blanket the rim in early April in 2010.



  7. Aqua Partner

    Snapshot Title: Aqua Partner
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    Provided by PRO, this water filtration system saved our group time and energy that wasn't put into pumping water for filtration. After settling silting river water with alum particles, the Aqua Partn...



  8. Basalt Dike

    Snapshot Title: Basalt Dike
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    Volcanic in nature, this massive intrusion of basalt (and the rope-like thin one below it) forced its way through the Hakatai Shale.



  9. Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Snapshot Title: Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    A Portland favorite



  10. Fluvial Deposits

    Snapshot Title: Fluvial Deposits
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #11 The Little Colorado 2
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Rapidly changing water levels on the Little Colorado River translate to rapidly changing deposition of the untamed river's silt.



  11. GigaPan Kit

    Snapshot Title: GigaPan Kit
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #11 The Little Colorado 2
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    One of many appearances of my GigaPan Buaer case in Grand Canyon GigaView.



  12. Heading to the Boats

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

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #11 The Little Colorado 2
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    With his Huck Finn hat, JB heads back to the boats.



  13. Sony Bloggie Camera

    Snapshot Title: Sony Bloggie Camera
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    While the GigaPan was taking this image, I was hiding behind this rock structure and doing some video logging with this camera. I didn't realize that one camera could be seen by the other.



  14. Hiding photgrapher

    Snapshot Title: Hiding photgrapher
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    It's not easy to find a hiding place on the side of a cliff.



  15. Storage or Defense?

    Snapshot Title: Storage or Defense?
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    What was the purpose of building this structure so far above the valley floor?



  16. Mixing waters

    Snapshot Title: Mixing waters
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #10 The Little Colorado Confluence 1
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The dam-controlled Colorado River water runs fairly clear when compared to the free-flowing Little Colorado and its heavy silt load. The silt from the Little Colorado provides critical habitat to nat...



  17. Chuar Butte

    Snapshot Title: Chuar Butte
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #10 The Little Colorado Confluence 1
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Location of the greatest air tragedy of its time in U.S. aviation. On the morning of Saturday, June 30, 1956, United Flight 718 collided with TWA Flight 2 over the eastern end of the Grand Canyon. S...



  18. Photographer caught on camera

    Snapshot Title: Photographer caught on camera
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #10 The Little Colorado Confluence 1
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Checking in on the GigaPan while it shoots a 360 degree image is a risky business. In this case, my curiousity got the better of me when I peaked around a bush to find the camera staring right at me...



  19. Wilson!

    Snapshot Title: Wilson!
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #10 The Little Colorado Confluence 1
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This basketball had quite a ride down the Little Colorado before finding a resting place in this final eddy above the confluence. When the party in this image picked it up, they continued its journey...



  20. Pushing off

    Snapshot Title: Pushing off
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #10 The Little Colorado Confluence 1
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The first raft of the trip pushes out into the current to continue on downstream.



  21. Climb On!

    Snapshot Title: Climb On!
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #8 Nankoweap Group
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Our trip leader takes an exploratory hike



  22. Our Party

    Snapshot Title: Our Party
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #8 Nankoweap Group
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Five hikers visit the ancient graneries



  23. Handwash Station

    Snapshot Title: Handwash Station
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    For sanitary needs of cooks and campers alike. This simple design transforms two buckets into the proverbial kitchen sink.



  24. The Raft Guide Nest

    Snapshot Title: The Raft Guide Nest
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    These luxury accommodations include a cot, paco pad, sleeping bag, and tarp (pillow is extra).



  25. Fire Pan

    Snapshot Title: Fire Pan
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The fire pan allows us to have a fire, but dispose of the ashes responsibly without leaving evidence of our fire for the next group that camps at Nautiloid Canyon.



  26. Alta - The Best Snow on Earth

    Snapshot Title: Alta - The Best Snow on Earth
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This chair and its own hail from the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of Utah, where the snow piles up high, but the lift lines never do (because they don't allow snowboards on the...



  27. Dry Bag - NRS Billy's Bag

    Snapshot Title: Dry Bag - NRS Billy's Bag
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Key to any river trip to keep the items you depend on dry for the moment you need them the most.



  28. Aluminum Can Bag

    Snapshot Title: Aluminum Can Bag
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    This became an experiment in resource management. How to fit the cans from 38 cases of beverages into one bag? You smash them tight again and again.



  29. Ammo Can with Essentials

    Snapshot Title: Ammo Can with Essentials
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #7 Nautaloid Canyon Camp
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Binoculars, Candle lantern, Leatherman, Bag of GORP, assorted books - a look inside a boater's can says lot.



  30. Photographer

    Snapshot Title: Photographer
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #6 Redwall Cavern
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    The great thing about GigaPan is that it takes the pictures while leaving you time to enjoy a tasty beverage.



  31. Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)

    Snapshot Title: Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Instead of spines, this relative of the prickly pear has tufts of "glochids" that make the plant unpalattable to grazers.



  32. Century Plant (Agave utahensis)

    Snapshot Title: Century Plant (Agave utahensis)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Blooms only once after 15-25 years of age, sending up a tall flower stalk that is covered with white, fleshy flowers in the spring when conditions are right. The petals of the flowers are edible and ...



  33. Desert Varnish (Patina)

    Snapshot Title: Desert Varnish (Patina)
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Encyclopedia Brittanica:

    Desert Varnish or Patina is a thin, dark red to black mineral coating (generally iron and manganese oxides and silica) deposited on pebbles and rocks on the surface of d...



  34. Driftwood

    Snapshot Title: Driftwood
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    During the busiest season in the Grand Canyon, the NPS restricts the burning of driftwood because many communities of organisms depend on it as shelter and a food source. Chances are there are both s...



  35. North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop

    Snapshot Title: North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    Even a small rapid near camp offers a soothing sound to sleep by.



  36. Temple Butte Formation

    Snapshot Title: Temple Butte Formation
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Wikipedia:
    Temple Butte Limestone is a cliff-former in the western part of the park where it is gray to cream-colored dolomite. Fossils of animals with backbones are found in this formation; bony...



  37. Redwall Limestone

    Snapshot Title: Redwall Limestone
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

    Image: Grand Canyon GigaView #5 North Canyon
    Image Owner: Thomas Hayden



    Description:

    From Wikipedia:
    Redwall is composed of thick-bedded, dark brown to bluish gray limestone and dolomite with white chert nodules mixed in. It was laid down in a retreating shallow tropical sea near the ...



  38. Campsite

    Snapshot Title: Campsite
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    Our bomb-proof Sierra Designs tent survived a number of wind storms that would have broken poles on lesser tents.



  39. Supai Group

    Snapshot Title: Supai Group
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    From Wikipedia:
    An unconformity of 15 to 20 million years separates the Supai Group from the previously deposited Redwall Formation.[36] Supai Group was deposited in late Mississippian, through the Pe...



  40. North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop

    Snapshot Title: North Canyon Rapid (Class 4-5) 12' drop
    Taken by: Thomas Hayden

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



    Description:

    Even a small rapid offers a wonderful sound to fall asleep to.



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