Condor

Standing on Navajo Bridge

I see two condors

on the cliff face they look small

great wings tucked and resting

Colorado River moves below

takes rafters through the Grand Canyon

hoping to see a condor

maybe a peregrine falcon

Our guide tells of the time

high on the rock ledge

temperatures so hot

fledglings died in their nest

Still I want to see a condor take flight

I want to watch it soar

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Nesting condors have been observed at Zion National Park and I am hoping that global warming doesn’t push them out of their nests too early. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9814501/amp/Two-critically-endangered-California-condors-spotted-near-Zion-National-Park.html

Condor

Free Flow

From where I am a river is flowing below Lake Powell dammed up by Glen Canyon Dam

Here the river now runs freely the entrance to Marble Canyon thick walls of Kaibab Formation chiseled by wind water and time

Sound of

white cap cascades

river rock boulders make

rapids and new path

need to scout

best way

to go

Find

a course

rough cut edge

on the left

go right

pitch

Turn

currents

strong pull

away from hole

too deep

avoid

Make it this time into calmer waters free floating gentle moving giant the Colorado River

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dVerse prompt on cascade – camping above Paria Riffle Grand Canyon NP

Free Flow