Drift.

June 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

“The river itself portrays humanity precisely, with its tortuous windings, its accumulation of driftwood, its unsuspected depths, and its crystalline shallows, singing in the Summer sun. Barriers may be built across its path, but they bring only power, as the conquering of an obstacle is always sure to do. Sometimes when the rocks and stone-clad hills loom large ahead, and eternity itself would be needed to carve a passage, there is an easy way around. The discovery of it makes the river sing with gladness and turns the murmurous deeps to living water, bright with ripples and foam.”  – Myrtle Reed

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Trail bridge over the Colorado

http://www.jessstryker.com/national-parks/rocky-mountains/index.htm

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“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”  – Emma Smith

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At Mile 134.94 the Colorado River experiences it narrowest point in the entire Grand Canyon, with a width of 76 feet between opposing canyon walls.

http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/grand_canyon_research/surprise_valley_landslides.htm

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“To those who know the speech of hills and rivers straightening a stream is like shipping vagrants—a very successful method of passing trouble from one place to the next. It solves nothing in any collective sense.”  – Aldo Leopold

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Colorado River at Lees Ferry

http://abell.as.arizona.edu/~hill/4×4/northrim07/

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“The earth has music for those who listen.”  – William Shakespeare

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Bright Angel Overlook trail North Rim

http://abell.as.arizona.edu/~hill/4×4/northrim07/

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”  – Sylvia Plath

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White Water Rafting Colorado river

http://blog.grandcanyonwhitewater.com/blog/rapidnews

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“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”  – Anne Frank

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