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The bottom of the Grand Canyon was first explored in 1869, amazingly by a one armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell. Powell led a team of 10 men in four wooden boats, starting May 24th on the Green River in Wyoming. In present day Utah, the expedition connected to the Colorado River and proceeded through magnificent canyons, ultimately into the Grand Canyon. After 3 months, the Powell expedition completed their journey of 930 miles on August 30, 1969.

In this image I traced Powell's Grand Canyon raft journey with a commercial company. Rafting one week on the Colorado, starting at Lee's Ferry and ending at Lake Mead. It certainly was "a trip of a life time"...

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1014 W: 1 N: 2596] (10645)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1975-06-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-05 7:30
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