|D. von Briesen
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Mark Metternich wrote:
Yes, you are absolutely right. Good point and great history. But being less than 1.5 miles from where we draw that line, I generally don't get too technical about it unless I'm out there leading people, and then I love sharing some of that rich history.
I know you know this, mark, but we don't actually draw an arbitrary line. one canyon ends (glen) and another begins (marble, part of the grand but distinctive on its own as well) . one of the key distinctions for lee's ferry is it is one of the few accessible river points without massive cliffs where early settlers (mormans) could cross the colorado. it's the lack of cliffs that indicates the major geological and geographic demarcation of the two canyon systems. while grand canyon starts here it doesn't become truly grand (5K' deep) for another 60-70 river miles or so.