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View upriver towards Navajo Nation - Little Colorado River - Grand Canyon

This is the view upriver on the Little Colorado River from just above the confluence with the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.

 

It had been raining and we were worried that the LCR might be running muddy. We were lucky to find it looking this beautifully blue. We jokingly called it Mayuary. The weather started out cold - more like February than May.

 

The Little Colorado River and this general area are sacred to several Native American tribes. This is a sipapu - birth point - into this current world.

 

A developer wants to develop a tram to bring tourists from the rim on the Navajo Nation to here. So far the Navajo Tribal Council is fighting the developers pressure.

 

I went on a non-motorized Raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Arizona Raft Adventures from May 16 through May 31. Four Oar rafts, a Dory, and a paddle raft.

 

14 days and 225 miles from put in at Lee's Ferry to take out at Diamond Creek on the Hualapai Reservation. This was the adventure of a lifetime. I loved it.

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Taken on May 21, 2019