The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter XI, Ffrom the Little Coloradoto the Foot of the Grand Canyon Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XI, Ffrom the Little Coloradoto the Foot of the Grand Canyon Summary and Analysis

It is now August 13 and the group has one month's rations remaining. Fewer rations make the boats lighter so they can travel faster. They don't know how much further they have to go or what they fill find on the Colorado River. They are in a deep canyon, about three quarters of a mile deep. There is a mixture of smooth water, rapids, falls and racks. The men can't handle all of the rapids by making a portage. They have to ride through some of them.

Walls of a thousand feet surround the river. There are many side canyons. The men look for rocks and listen for the road of falls. There are areas of rough water where their...

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