Saturday, October 2, 2010

It is difficult to take a fitting image of the Colorado River. It is so wide, so grand, so red and muddy. We went from Moab to the Confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers which took us 4 days.

The geology is amazing, the scale humbling, and the quiet at night is surreal. And the stars!

I knew it was a muddy river, but I was surprised to never ever see the bottom, so thick it was with silt. An 8 foot+ deep river looked no different than one of 6 inches; my oar was the only measure.

The last day we waited for Tex's shuttle boat to pick us up. Our little tent is nothing in this landscape.

A few more days of camping as we make our way back to Los Angeles... see you soon!


karin said...

that looks like a very comfortable and beautiful camping :)

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snooker said...

I have made two floating trips down the Colorado and two down
Green River thru Cat Canyon. It was back in the 80's, working my way as an assistant boatman. Loved it still love it. Thanks for bringing memories.

debi van zyl said...

it's amazing isn't it?! the absolute quiet and the soft sounds of water at night were some of my favorite parts. Of course floating by incredible geologic formations has its perks too! We hope to go back annually, and next time we're definitely doing the Green River. No motor boats :)