Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Colorado River and Vermillion Cliffs

Look at the glow of the late sun on the Vermillion Cliffs.

It was a gorgeous view and I wish I was heading down the Colorado River.

Surprisingly, I have never rafted the Colorado River, but need to do so. I will have to make it a goal.

I can only imagine what it must look like to be on the river looking up at these gorgeous canyon walls and the condors soaring down.

I will have to figure out a way to keep my camera dry, however.

20 comments:

Hilda said...

The scene is magnificent and the light so gorgeous!

Many thanks for your thoughts and concern, Julie. So many countries in the Pacific region were devastated by so many calamities, it's just mind-boggling. I hope that everyone recovers soon too.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

what a magnificent view! i'd love to be there!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The river looks very calm here, but floating downstream will plunge the rafts into a raging fury.

You mentioned John Wesley Powell in your post about Lake Powell a few days ago. He lost an arm in the Civil War, and later led the first expedition to float down the river through the Grand Canyon. Several men in his party gave up and decided to walk out of the canyon. It turns out that the gave up just before what turned out to be the last rapids.

Powell and the rest of his party made it through the canyon. The men who tried to walk out were never seen or heard from again.

Layrayski said...

It's a great idea! Rafting that river is a must do if you live there (I'm putting this on my bucket list of things to do)

brattcat said...

It's hard to believe there is something you haven't tried yet, Julie. I'm sure that will soon be remedied.

Leif Hagen said...

A river runs thru it . . . fantastic foto!

B SQUARED said...

I had the same thought. Cameras don't swim well.

cieldequimper said...

Magical week again. Thanks.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Hilda, it's magnificent!
Colorado River is outstanding and your shot breathtaking my dear Julie!Great job!
Léia

Gaelyn said...

I love that view from Navajo Bridge. Hope you saw some condors.

I too dream of floating the Colorado. Maybe next summer.

Sharon said...

Another beautiful view!

Memphis MOJO said...

I've never river-rafted, but it must be amazing. I have no sense of perspective here. Do you know how wide the river is in your photo?

Thérèse said...

Never done it neither... I would prefer hiking along it.
It's breathtaking!

Don and Krise said...

Dave is right. It does look pretty calm in this photo, but I've seen other photos that leave me wondering if I'd really want to go for it. Beautiful photo Julie.

Trojan Gayle said...

To live near scenery like this must be a photographer dream and boy you take me on a journey that I probably wouldn't have embarked if i hadn't stumbled on your wonderful blog! Your picture is best enjoyed when enlarged so please reader click on the photo to really enjoy it and imagine standing there and looking down a this wonderful scene!

Tiago Ralha said...

Fantastic shot!!!
I also want to go down the Colorado River :)

Jacob said...

Yes, keeping your camera dry would be a problem, but they do have molded forms that fit over different cameras for that purpose..

Incredible shot. I haven't been in that area for so long. It's really nice to see the river and canyons again!

Lois said...

That is such a beautiful shot Julie. I love the colors!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

rafting - sooner you than me - but I'd love to see the photos afterwards.

Michael Rowland said...

hi Julie and Dave, I have been enjoying your blogs, remember me? photo blog and leather shop? I'm coming to Phoenix this week for a conference, my partner Claire is speaking there, we're staying on for the following week, I've rented a house around Queen Creek for a week. any chance of getting together to take some photos or something? michael here's my email address jazzleather@gmail.com

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