View to the
south-southwest with river mile 36 near the lower edge.
Tatahatso Wash enters from the left edge and Buck Farm
Canyon is in the distance right of center. After the river
passes Buck Farm Canyon, it makes a large meander to the
left around Point Hansbrough before continuing downstream.
The dashed line on the left rim (east side of
the canyon) was an access road that was once used for
surveys for a possible dam across the river. If it had
been built, the whole upstream portion of Marble Canyon
would have been buried under the resulting lake, and there
would be no easy way for raft trips to transit the canyon.
It is interesting to note that a rim-to-rim
dam at this location (plus a small dike near the Eminence
Fault) would force the river to make an end run around the
northwest side of the Kaibab Plateau. If a natural barrier
had been here as per the hypothesis in Steven Austin's
book (Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe), then the
Colorado River would have to go uphill for 30 river miles
before it even got to the Kaibab Plateau never mind find a
way to get across it. We should note that the "Young earth
creationists" tend to be somewhat mathematically
challenged (and/or willfully ignorant), and take all parts
of the Bible literally - including Acts 13:39 ("everyone
who believes is justified from all things").
to river miles 24 to 32
river miles 40 to 48
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