Colorado River 1980:
Day 7 - Lava Falls


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Colorado River 1980: [Day 1 - Page] [Day 2 - Marble Cavern] [Day 3 - Redwall Cavern] [Day 4 - Big Rapids] [Day 5 - Deer Creek] [Day 6 - Havasu Creek] [Day 7 - Lava Falls] [Day 8 - Travertine Falls] [Day 9 - Temple Bar]

Sunday, July 27, 1980: This beautiful hat-and-shoes tree magically appeared in camp as things needed to dry out over night.
We had a big day ahead of us as we made our way downstream toward Lava Falls.
We threw pennies to appease the gods at Vulcan's Anvil at Mile 178.5, which is the one-mile warning that you're getting close to Lava Falls.
At Lava Falls, we watched the other boat, two Diamond boats, and the three oar boats from our campsite the night before go through the rapids.
Here are Rewalt and Schmed talking before their run.
First to go through was Kitch and Mike's boat.
There were lots of photographers on shore so each run was heavily photographed. Here's a closer shot.
Here's a wider shot.
Here's a higher shot.
Here's an onboard shot.
Next up was our family on Rewalt and Schmed's boat.
We were fortunate that someone got close shots of our entire run.
That's Other Kathy on the horn and Tony in the middle of the bathtub, ...
... and Doug, Mom, Dad, someone belonging to that leg, our Kathy, and me along the side.
This run is much more known for how technically difficult it is than how fun it is, and it is a lot of fun.
This photo taken on our camera by someone else from the start of our run has always been a favorite of mine.
After running Lava Falls, we stopped at a small break area on some rock ledges.
Camp was at Mile 202. The California crew set up on the left side of the beach ...
... and Jack, Marcia, Kelly, and Other Kathy's camp was on the right side.

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Colorado River 1980: [Day 1 - Page] [Day 2 - Marble Cavern] [Day 3 - Redwall Cavern] [Day 4 - Big Rapids] [Day 5 - Deer Creek] [Day 6 - Havasu Creek] [Day 7 - Lava Falls] [Day 8 - Travertine Falls] [Day 9 - Temple Bar]

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