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The “Canyon”, Thursday

The “Canyon”, Thursday

The current estimate for the age of the Grand Canyon is 1.2 billion years. That estimate comes from the basic theory that each of the sedimentary layers within the canyon was laid down over long periods of time, followed by an equally long “dormant” season…

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The “Canyon”, Wednesday

The “Canyon”, Wednesday

Technically speaking, up until now, we have really been in Marble Canyon. There is a minor dispute over where the “Grand Canyon” really begins, but the easiest marker is where the Little Colorado dumps into the larger Colorado River. We pulled the rafts up to…

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The “Canyon”, Tuesday

The “Canyon”, Tuesday

I don’t really know what time I woke up Tuesday morning. We were now on “river time”, as Tom called it. All our watches were to be stowed away for the duration of the trip. We would rise with the dawn, go to bed when…

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The “Canyon”, Monday

The “Canyon”, Monday

The road from the Marble Canyon Lodge dropped us 467 feet, the height of Navajo Bridge, down to Lee’s Ferry and water-level. It was here that we met our WWII-vintage rubber rafts and the 46-degree Colorado River, both of which were going to take us…

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The “Canyon”, Sunday

The “Canyon”, Sunday

Sunday was the day we first saw the river. I was excited to start this journey. Twenty-two “scholars” and yours truly had been invited to examine the geological evidence within the Grand Canyon. Did it support the Genesis account of creation and the Great Flood,…

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