View to the
west-southwest with Sinyala Canyon in the lower left corner and
Havasu Canyon above it. Mt. Sinyala is an isolated remnant of
the South Rim, and can be seen between the two canyons. To the
north (right) of the Colorado River, Boysag Point (foreground)
and S B Point (near top edge) are part of the North Rim.
The river continues in a narrow gorge. The Bright
Angel Shale remains below river level and thus the massive
Redwall/Muav Limestone cliff rises straight up from the edge of
the river. The large flat area is the Esplanade, which separates
the deep inner gorge and the outer rims.
Here in the western part of the Grand Canyon the
Watahomigi Formation, the lowest member of Supai Group, forms a
distinct slope in-between the Supaiís upper layers and the
underlying sheer cliff of the Redwall/Muav limestones.
View to the
west-southwest with Havasu Creek in the lower left corner
and Yumtheska Point (South Rim) on the left edge. The North
Rim is on the right side of the picture with S B Point
extending off into the distance.
Havasu Creek is another popular hike for
rafting groups. The canyon itself is somewhat like a green
oasis sandwiched between vertical cliffs. Havasu Creek is
usually a light blue color due to dissolved limestone.
to river miles 144 to 152
to river miles 160 to 168
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