September 18 2010 - Day 7
Red Slide 175.9
05:57 I get up early - here is my campsite in Football RM137.7 as I get ready to pack it up - last night was unusual in that the sleeping bag was needed
07:19 we were in bright sun this morning with many in chair circle facing into the sun
07:19 Jamie and Brandon plan the day ahead
07:20 John Zambrano
07:25 Jamie pumps up the boat
08:22 our assigned raven says it is time to get moving
08:28 pass the arch site we visited last night
09:12 today's "Bet you cannot see ME bighorn"
09:13 one of many bighorn today (and most days on this trip)
09:24 passing sheer rock face
09:37 Muav below Redwall Limestone - priceless
thanks to Art/Delores and Jeff Eorio for most of the Matkat photos below
Here is a link to the Manburg photos (loaded on flickr).
Matkat RM147.9 has a low (and very wet) route as well as a "high" route
09:57 everyone gets wet at the start
Laura says this route is just a little wet (John Zambrano provided this photo)
10:17 Jeff photo of patio
10:30 Matkat has a fantastic patio area with the canyon continuing at the bushes (the Eorios and I went up a couple hundred yards and it appears to continue for quite a ways)
10:39 Jeff Eorio down in Matkat (photo by Kevin)
Jeff Eorio provided the next 12 photos
Bill at Matkat patio
back to Delores Manburg photos
10:49 the "high" route out provides nice views of Matkat canyon from above
10:51 the "high" route out provides nice views of Matkat canyon from above
10:56 Peggy is almost out
10:57 feet dry (or at least drying)
Jeff Eorio took this photo of the Philomena tied up at Matkat
11:01 back at the river
returning to my photos . . .
11:27 boat driving - is this a "job" or just plain fun??
11:28 great companions
11:29 grotto in Muav
11:30 Muav - notice the amphitheater above
11:30 this is a desert but it is full of flora and fauna
11:36 nice rock to take the sun on
11:37 Pouroff with deposits of Travertine below and left
11:38 Muav gorge views are always grand
12:39 scenery does not get better than this . . .
We stop at Havasu RM 156.7 and have a brief hike - my photos here were on the lost d10 card - thanks to John Zambrano and Jeff Eorio for the Havasu photos
John Zambrano provided the next 2 photos
seven Jeff Eorio's Havasu photos
starting with the great one of a heron
falls near entrance to Havasu
the high water mark is well above the creek - flooding two years ago did major damage
14:00e mixing of the Havasu Creek blue green water with the muddy Colorado
back to my photos
14:04 we return from Havasu and reboard the boat
we head on downriver
14:38 raven checks us out
14:50 fresh limestone break
15:06 pour-off in a side canyon
15:13 did I mention "more big horn than I ever saw in one day!" before?
see the duck?
16:08 yet another big horn in below eye test
there he is
16:27 we pass Red Slide (a large slide in the Supai at RM176) - notice the pillars of rubble eroded out of the main slide - each pillar is protected by a capstone
detail of a capstone with the rubble below it
16:44 lava boulders on slope above Tapeats
17:09 with the sun going down we are looking for a camp
finally - we get the last camp before Lava Falls
18:12 groover at Above Lava Camp
18:14 this is the path to the groover - no bare feet here!
18:33 relaxing in the chair circle
evening is the perfect time to catch up with one's daily entries in their journal