We went on several short hikes from our perfect camping spot 2 miles south of Marble Canyon, AZ. We first walked down Badger Canyon towards the Colorado River.
But we only went about a half mile before we ran into a big dropoff.
They must have some nice flash floods here - this looked like a headlight from an old car.
So we turned around and went back to the road and went up canyon a ways.
Prince's Plumes were blooming everywhere. They're one of my favorite flowers.
This looks like snow, but it's not. Anybody know what it is? Calcium?
They we went up three canyons near where we were parked.
They didn't go very far, but had some really interesting geological features.
The white layers in this rock can be cracked off.
Check out this unusually carved rock.
And then the next day, we walked up Cathedral Wash, located between Marble Canyon and Lees Ferry. Once again, the Prince's Plumes were outstanding.
We had a wonderful view of the Vermillion Cliffs, with its unique rock formations.
And remember the California Condor I saw without a number or radio transmitter? Well, I sent this picture to the condor gurus, and they were very excited. Basically, they think this is the baby from a polygamous condor group that they had been watching. Highly unusual - only the second time it's been known to happen. This "little" guy has 2 mothers and 1 father. The trio shared parental duties, and got along fine.