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Paper Dorothy Vaughan
July 18, 2019

Paper Dorothy Vaughan

Click on the photo of Paper Dorothy Vaughn to download your own!

Color photograph of Flat Canyon petroglyphs in Desolation Canyon, Green River, UT
June 14, 2019

Powell 150 Flat Canyon Petroglyphs in Desolation Canyon, Green River,

Flat Canyon petroglyph panel in Desolation Canyon, Green River, UT during the Powell 150 SCREE-USGS expedition, June 2019
Color photograph of Ben Capelin viewing the Green River valley from Three Canyon, UT
June 15, 2019

Powell 150 boatman Ben Capelin viewing Green River valley

Boatman Ben Capelin viewing the Green River from Three Canyon during the Powell 150 SCREE-USGS expedition, June 2019
Color photograph of Powell 150 boats in Desolation Canyon on the Green River, UT
June 17, 2019

Powell 150 boats in Desolation Canyon on the Green River, UT

Boats in Desolation Canyon along the Green River, UT during the SCREE-USGS expedition, June 2019
Austin Alvarado finished rigging his boat (proudly displaying the SCREE banner) at Split Mountain
June 5, 2019

Man stands on green raft with white sandstone cliff as background

For Team D, this was our first morning on the river, putting-in at Split Mountain campground in Dinosaur Nat'l Monument. The whole group was very excited as none of the expedition members had ever rafted this section of the Green River.

Color photograph of Paul Larmer viewing the Green River, UT from a peak at School Section camp
June 18, 2019

Paul Larmer viewing the Green River, UT

Powell 150 participant Paul Larmer, publisher of High County News, viewing the Green River, UT from the peak at School Section camp during the SCREE-USGS expedition, June 2019
Anya Metcalf (USGS Ecologist) is happy testing a new method of larval aquatic invertebrate sampling
June 6, 2019

Ecologist smiles as she holds a vial of aquatic invertebrates

Sampling pre-emergent aquatic insects is not always easy, especially on a river with little cobble substrate. Because of the high water from dam release, a lot of floating driftwood was making its way down river. We thought this might serve as important substrate for benthic invertebrates and tested a sampling method to look at species diversity and, maybe, dispersal

Pat Kikut (UWYO faculty & artist) carries his guitar through the desert sagebrush at sunset
June 7, 2019

Man in cowboy hat walking through sagebrush with guitar at sunset

We spent the evening listening to the rhythmic sounds of an oil pumpjack straining at the efforts to connect with its Cretaceous past, accompanied by Pat matcing this rhythm on his guitar . Even in the presence of industrial oil extraction, the desert is spectacular at sunset.

Man in green shirt and hood rows boat under blue skys
June 8, 2019

Ben Kraushaar (UWYO expedition film maker) oars his raft through Ouray

This calm section of river flows through a National Wildlife Refuge where we observed a great deal of wildlife, including beaver, peregrin falcons, waterfowl, a coyote, bighorn sheep and American white pelicans

Panorama with rafts framed by cliffs of the Uinta formation near Desert Spring Wash
June 9, 2019

Panoramic vista of rafts on brown water below red and white cliffs

Although this section of the Green River in the Uinta basin lies between sections of dramatic red-stone cliffs of Ladore and Desolation Canyons, we did experience some profound geology. These cliffs are near the start of Desolation Canyon to the south.

Early morning rigging of boats on the banks of the Green River with Split Moutain and the Uintas in the background.
June 6, 2019

High angle view of 6 rafts tied to the banks of a river

Rigging the boats on chilly desert mornings is a slow affair. All our food and gear must be sorted, distributed and carefully packed among the six rafts to be able to accommodate its passengers and so it can all be easily found again when we reach our evening camp. While those responsible for their boat organize stowing of the gear, we enjoy the peacefulness of morning and

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Panoramic view of a canyon of the green river with tents and the morning sun reflecting on rock walls
June 10, 2019

Sunrise in canyon country from our last campsite

Early morning panorama of cliffs that signal the start of Desolation Canyon. This was our last, and probably most spectacular, campsite of this section of Uinta Basin. It was approximately 9 miles from our take-out at Sand Wash.