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  • Another Grand Canyon (Hiking) Tour; South Rim, Clear Creek, Phantom Ranch

    04/14/2018 3:31:18 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 7, 2017 | Robert Zimerman
    "Because I live in southern Arizona, I take advantage of this location to make an annual trip to the Grand Canyon. On my previous trips I’ve talked about the right way to hike the canyon (slowly!) and then provided some suggestions for proper preparation....This time I am simply going to suggest two hikes. One is very easy and should be done by every visitor to the South Rim. The other hike is for those who go to the bottom, and reserve themselves one day there for a day hike. Ninety percent of all visitors to the Grand Canyon never step...
  • Grand Canyon 'On the Trail' Theme Portrays Donkey Falling off the Edge

    02/20/2017 12:54:09 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 24 replies
    Freep | 2/20/2017 | CharlesOConnell After an Intro, Ferde Grofe's 'Grand Canyon Suite', Donkey Theme, starts with a picturesque depiction of pack mules on the trail for the first 8 measures. The second 8 measures of a descending, frenetic theme, don't make programmatic sense, unless there is an explicit visual depiction of a donkey tumbling off the trail. In the third 8 measure section, the donkey's plaintive hee-haw is heard.
  • Fort brush fire contained, 1,400 acres burned

    05/27/2016 8:50:13 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A brush fire scorched more than a thousand acres and threatened homes on Fort Huachuca after burning throughout the day and into the evening Wednesday, leading to some residents being notified to be prepared for a possible evacuation, though one was never ordered. The fire was first reported at Range 10 shortly before 10:50 a.m. and is believed to have been started during training. “There was a military unit conducting weapons qualifications on the range,” said Angela Camara, public affairs office for Fort Huachuca. The fire soon spread toward Garden Canyon Road, leading to its closure, while...
  • World's largest canyon discovered beneath Antarctica

    01/13/2016 11:24:39 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 27 replies
    ninemsn ^ | January 14, 2016 | James Gorman
    The worlds largest canyon may lie deep beneath the ice sheets on Antarctica, according to a new discovery by UK scientists. While the depth of the discovery is comparative to the Grand Canyon it dwarfs the US landmark by 555km in length. Satellite data recovered by a team of scientists led by Durham University revealed the previously unknown canyon system which is thought to be more than 1000km long and 1km deep buried under several kilometres of ice. While the discovery is yet to be confirmed by direct measurements, researchers believe the canyon beneath the ice sheet may be so...
  • Lots of Grand Canyons

    06/03/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Lots of Grand Canyons by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * On the seminar trail, I and other ICR speakers often use Grand Canyon as an example of Flood-caused geological features. We frequently run into opposition from people who’ve been taught that it took millions of years for the canyon to be carved out. We counter with studies that lead us to believe that each of the pancake-like layers was rapidly deposited by catastrophic hydraulic forces, and that the igneous and metamorphic deposits were caused by events quite unlike anything we see in modern times. The continent-wide coverage of the layers...
  • Don't Grand Canyon Rocks Showcase Deep Time? (article)

    10/02/2013 8:25:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Don't Grand Canyon Rocks Showcase Deep Time? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Most Christians probably perceive the immense rock layers displayed in Arizona’s Grand Canyon as icons of “deep time,” marking the passing of millions of years. For example, respected Christian apologist William Craig wrote in 1974 that “the beautifully layered sediments evidence a slow process of formation.”1 Did beautiful layers like these require deep time to form? Not according to field observations or lab studies. A violent mudflow from a Mount St. Helens eruption deposited fine layers in less than a day.2 And water flume studies recreate the fast-flow...
  • Afghanistan [In the Air] (Canyon OPS with the F-16C Fighting Falcons, 3min video)

    09/04/2013 6:40:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
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  • Massive ‘Grand Canyon’ Found Hidden Beneath Greenland’s Ice

    08/29/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    The canyon, found by airborne radar data, has the same characteristics of a winding river channel like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is at least 750 kilometers (460 miles) long, making it longer than the Grand Canyon. In some places, it is as deep as 800 meters (2,600 feet), on scale parts of the Grand Canyon. This immense feature is thought to predate the ice sheet that has covered Greenland for the last few million years.
  • Daredevil Successfully Completes Tightrope Walk 1,500 Feet Above Gorge Near Grand Canyon

    06/23/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT · by mykroar · 24 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 6/23/2013 | CSB Las Vegas
    LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda does it again. In an unofficial time of 22 minutes, 54 seconds, Wallenda crossed a quarter-mile tightrope 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. Wallenda paused and knelt twice to get “the rhythm out of the rope” and murmuring prayers to Jesus almost constantly along the way. His stepped slow and steady, but jogged and hopped the last few steps. “Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God,” he said about 13 minutes into the walk. The stunt comes a year...
  • That's a Fact! The Little Grand Canyon

    01/17/2012 8:35:37 AM PST · by fishtank · 46 replies · 1+ views
    That's a Fact - Little Grand Canyon Nearly 5 million people from all over the world visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona every year. Many believe that this 277-mile long gorge had formed over millions of years, but another famous North American landmark shows that the Grand Canyon could have been created much faster and not long ago.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 8-14, 2010: Desert Abstractions (Antelope Canyon)

    08/14/2010 10:08:17 PM PDT · by cogitator · 10 replies
    Four from Panoramio (there are quite a few more; this place generates amazing pictures readily). click for full-size
  • Man documents daring rescue of puppy from slot canyon

    06/30/2010 10:48:09 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies ^ | June 30th, 2010 | John Hollenhorst
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A puppy rescued from the bowels of a deep slot canyon is now recovering in Salt Lake City after a close brush with death. The man who rescued him documented much of the incredible story with his own video camera. Imagine trying to get a dog that's near death out of a deep canyon, all by yourself -- and at the same time, getting yourself out by rope. On top of that, imagine shooting video much of the time. That's the story we have to tell. They don't know his real name, so they just call...
  • Geologist investigates canyon carved in just three days in Texas flood

    06/21/2010 7:40:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PHYSORG ^ | 06/21/2010
    In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake -- the reservoir of the Canyon Dam -- to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from the ground. And, in a remarkable demonstration of the power of raging waters, the flood excavated a 2.2-kilometer-long, 7-meter-deep canyon in the bedrock.
  • Canyonitis: Seeing evidence of ancient Egypt in the Grand Canyon

    08/04/2009 5:39:04 PM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 1,881+ views
    Philip Coppens ^ | 04 Aug 2009 | Philip Coppens
    Is there, within the Grand Canyon, an enigmatic system of tunnels that is evidence of an ancient Egyptian voyage to America? Is it all bogus? Or is the truth most likely somewhere in between? On April 5, 1909, a front page story in the Arizona Gazette reported on an archaeological expedition in the heart of the Grand Canyon funded by the Smithsonian Institute, which had resulted in the discovery of Egyptian artefacts. April 5 is close to April 1 – but then not quite… so perhaps the story could be true? Nothing since has been heard of this discovery. Today,...
  • 'A home away from home' (Rotarians, others help to maintain hospitality house)

    06/21/2009 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 198+ views
    HEREFORD — Nearly three decades ago, a two-story barracks on Fort Huachuca was carefully dismantled. There was no tearing the structure down without regard for ensuring the pieces couldn’t be used again. For 78-year-old Darl Goode, the object was to reassemble, with slight modifications, the structure on a piece of property off of Green Oak Lane in Stump Canyon. The old barracks, once part of what was called Splinter Village on the post, wooden structures constructed in the 1940s to house two black divisions that trained in Arizona during World War II, was put together on an acre of land...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Dec. 14-20, 2008: Vikos Gorge, Greece

    12/18/2008 9:44:35 PM PST · by cogitator · 9 replies · 844+ views
    I found this searching on the phrase "Grand Canyon of Europe". This isn't the only place that came up, but in my opinion, it probably qualifies. (Others were Goruppu Gorge on Sardinia and the Gorge d'Ardeche, France.) Canyon pictures are notoriously difficult to capture the scale of the place, so I'll try a couple. This is in northern Greece, up toward Albania. Building in front is a monastery. This last one is half-size; click for full size.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 10-16, 2008: Thor's Hammer, Bryce Canyon, Utah

    08/14/2008 1:10:16 PM PDT · by cogitator · 16 replies · 209+ views
    Deseret News ^ | September 30, 2007
    Thor's Hammer, Bryce Canyon, Utah.
  • Preservationists: Gas drilling threatens carvings (Utah's Nine Mile Canyon)

    05/28/2008 12:24:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 85+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Mike Stark - ap
    WELLINGTON, Utah - Along Utah's Nine Mile Canyon lies what some call the longest art gallery in the world — thousands of prehistoric rock carvings and paintings of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, hunters wielding spears, and warriors engaged in hand-to-hand combat. But now, a dramatic increase in natural gas drilling is proposed on the plateau above the canyon, and preservationists fear trucks will kick up dust that will cover over the images. And they worry that one possible solution — a chemical dust suppressant — could make things worse by corroding the rock. "They're irreplaceable," said Steve Tanner, a...
  • CA: Border fence across deep canyon will begin to be built next month (Smuggler's Gulch)

    05/07/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 200+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/7/08 | Leslie Berestein
    More than two years after a precedent-setting move by the federal government cleared a path around environmental laws and legal challenges, the construction of a stretch of border fence across a deep canyon known as Smuggler's Gulch is set to begin next month. The project will require cutting earth from surrounding hills and filling in the canyon with more than 2 million cubic yards of dirt, an operation so large that critics fear disastrous environmental consequences. According to the latest plans from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the project will consist of constructing an earthen berm across the canyon...
  • Grand Canyon Gorge Is 9 Times Older Than Thought

    04/09/2008 1:26:29 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 108+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-9-2008 | Hope Hamashige
    Grand Canyon Gorge Is 9 Times Older Than Thought Hope Hamashige for National Geographic NewsApril 9, 2008 New research on the Grand Canyon challenges the long-held belief that the canyon was carved by the mighty Colorado River about six million years ago. Parts of the canyon were formed more than 50 million years earlier than previously thought, according to the new study. The newfound evidence, which will be presented in the May issue of the Geological Society of America Bulletin, shows that part of the canyon known as Upper Granite Gorge formed more than 55 million years ago. The history...