.... then you stroll three quarters of a mile along the old narrow gauge railroad bed to the boat. From 1882 to 1949 the Rio Grande Railroad carried freight and passengers through the Black Canyon.
|Adolescent Bald Eagle|
|Sara shared her extensive know of the canyons|
geology, flora, and fauna
A few days later I saw Black Canyon from the south rim.
|Looking down 2700 feet from Pulpit Rock|
The ancient sea bed was subjected to extreme pressure and heat 5 miles deep in the curst. This metamorphic Schist and Gneiss later fractured and magma squeezed up from below to fill the cracks. These pink pegmatite dikes are harder than the surrounding black metamorphic rock
|Painted Wall View|
|What a canyon!!|