Category Archives: Summer 2011 Field Research Trip throughout the Colorado River Basin

These posts outline our summer research trip from Colorado to the Mexican Colorado River Delta and back.

Day 9: The Imperial Valley

Another early morning start took us south.  We followed the Colorado River (now essentially a series of reservoirs) south, briefly stopping at Parker Dam (Lake Havasu).  After the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams, Parker was not terribly impressive, though the … Continue reading

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Days 8 and 9: Las Vegas, Boulder City and Hoover Dam

Day 8: Sunday, July 17 North Rim of the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, NV Leaving the grandiose expanse of open canyon country was no easy feat Sunday morning, especially as we knew our next stop, the indulgent metropolis of … Continue reading

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Days 6 and 7: Dam and Canyon

Lake Powell and Glen Canyon Dam We left the Canyonlands early and began a long travel day to Lake Powell. After a late arrival at the Wahweap campground, we went down to see the lake and then decided to get … Continue reading

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