grand canyon

Today, the country elects a new president, and along with it, a new First Family. There have been many notable - even infamous - First Family members, including Alice Roosevelt, daughter of former President Theodore Roosevelt. She was independent and brazen at a time in history when women were expected to be demure and take backseats to men. Her father had a problem with her behavior...Alice did not. She remained vibrant and outspoken all her life. Commentator Scott Thybony recounts Alice Roosevelt's adventurous trip to the Grand Canyon nearly 100 years ago as her father prepared to make it a national monument. 


USBR

An experimental release of water begins today at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial flood will rebuild sandbars and improve wildlife habitat on the Colorado River.


National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park officials plan large prescribed burns on the North Rim that will produce smoke visible from both rims and then inside the canyon itself.

Officials say the burns planned this week will accomplish several purposes, including reducing accumulated potential fuel for wildfires and re-adapting the ecosystem to fire.

ArizonaLeisure.com

Grand Canyon National Park will begin its winter shutdown of most visitors at the North Rim in mid-October.

Emery Kolb, USGS Photographic Library

In 1923, the U.S. Geological Survey sponsored its first expedition on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. The crew of 12 men was led by topographic engineer Claude Birdseye. Eugene LaRue was hydraulic engineer and chief photographer, and Emery Kolb was head boatman. 


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