• The creek water is clear; the Colorado is muddy. This is where they intermingle.
  • Love this rock here! - Temari 09
  • Four hours later, the water level rose and it was completely submerged. Very transitory.

Grand Canyon at the Tapeats Creek & Colorado River confluence looking east

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Sitting in Tapeats Creek at the confluence with the Colorado River. Just east of (above) Tapeats Rapids. There is no easy way to get to this place - you either hike from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon or raft for a few days.

"Night and day the river flows.
If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert.
Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy."
Edward Abbey, The Hidden Canyon -- A River Journey

"Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting." Anonymous author from the Old West
Arizona Passages

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  1. LeszekZadlo 71 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best of Geology (Add 1, Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. Pandora Vancouver 71 months ago | reply

    THIS IS AN OFFICIAL AWARD
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  3. Euroshots 69 months ago | reply

    Would you be interested in joining The All American Roadtrip


    Think your photos would fit in well there

  4. www.swissfot.ch 68 months ago | reply

    Reizvolle Rafting-Landschaft ! Rafting

    Swissfot

  5. zaagree 67 months ago | reply

    Nice and little bit romantic place

  6. Joanne-V 67 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NATURE'S POT-of-GOLD ~~ Competitive Group {COMMENT on THREE}, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Song River- CowGirlZen Photography 61 months ago | reply

    I always appreciate how you give details to your photos. It helps put me right there. Great work!

  8. Mariadela 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called WORLD WIDE LANDSCAPES ( Solo Fotos Invitadas / sube 1 comenta 4, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. hmaxwell 58 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful shot of the river, I can almost feel how cold the water is....I'm going to miss being so close to the Grand Canyon, it's a one in a million location. Great shot.

  10. Slimdandy 56 months ago | reply

    Thanks for the CC use of this image:
    Flyway Reclaimation

  11. Temari 09 56 months ago | reply

    Such a wonderful picture! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    LOL on your reference to slimdandy's artwork!

  12. Temari 09 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  14. Love.Pocky 55 months ago | reply

    Its so beautiful

  15. Kratos May 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MAW (Mountains Around the World), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. zPRIME 34 months ago | reply

    Simply wow ... absolutely stunning. I can't stop saying it!

  17. Max Hendel 24 months ago | reply

    Brilliantly captured !!!


  18. soniacraw 22 months ago | reply

    great angle

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