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HIKE DOWN TO COLORADO RIVER

Next day our plan was to hike Havasu Creek all the way down to the Colorado River to see the famous confluence where the beautiful creek and the mighty river meet. Why is it famous? Because while the color of the creek stays vibrant blue-green throughout the year due to large amounts of calcium carbonate in the water, the colors of the river changes to green because of algae or light tan or reddish brown because of silt, depending on the season and/or area. So, it is fun to see the two streams of water merge. Well technically the river is bigger, wider and deeper, so it’s appropriate to say that the creek joins it, but the fascination lies where these distinctive colors merge. On our way down to the river, we made a brief stop at Beaver Falls and enjoyed the stunning cascading waterfalls.

Supai, AZ

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • 16mm / 5 sec at ƒ/5.6 / ISO 100
  • Taken 9/24/2016

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