Day 6 – Diamond Creek Road down Peach Springs Canyon

We had a long rough 19 mile drive on Diamond Creek Road down Peach Springs Canyon all the way to the Colorado River.

As we drove, about halfway we stopped at the Great Unconformity where the students had an opportunity to look around and take notes. Mr. Bill Hoesch (Grand Canyon researcher) had the opportunity to share with the students information about the Great Unconformity and erosion of the Grand Canyon.

Once we made it to the river, we had lunch and the students enjoyed a free time. Dr. Austin brought the students back together and had the students identify the many rock variations that are found along the river bed.

Students taking notes and making observations at the Great Unconformity.

Students taking notes and making observations at the Great Unconformity.

At the Great Unconformity, looking up Peach Springs Canyon.

At the Great Unconformity, looking up Peach Springs Canyon.

Students walking around near the Great Unconformity.

Students walking around near the Great Unconformity.

Mr. Bill Hoesch talking with the students in front of the Great Unconformity.

Mr. Bill Hoesch talking with the students in front of the Great Unconformity.

Looking down Peach Springs Canyon, Mr. Bill Hoesch talking with the students in front of the Great Unconformity.

Looking down Peach Springs Canyon, Mr. Bill Hoesch talking with the students in front of the Great Unconformity.

Group picture at the Colorado River. (I made it into a grp. picture)

Group picture at the Colorado River. (I made it into a grp. picture)

Rapids on the Colorado River with Diamond Creek dumping in on the left.

Rapids on the Colorado River with Diamond Creek dumping in on the left.

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Looking up the Colorado River.

Looking up the Colorado River.

We had a late afternoon return back to Kingman, AZ where we had a nice break before going out to dinner to ABC Chinese Restaurant (the same place we went last evening).

On a sidetone:
During our short late afternoon break I took a drive to Kingman Auto Sales where they have a variety of old cars for sale. The last several days we would drive past Kingman Auto Sales and I would want to stop there and take some pictures BUT I couldn’t.

An old Dodge at Kingman Auto Sales.

An old Dodge at Kingman Auto Sales.

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2 responses to “Day 6 – Diamond Creek Road down Peach Springs Canyon

  1. Scott, thanks for all of these wonderful pictures! Our son, Chris, is on this trip so we get to see him and see some of what he is experiencing.

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