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Two wooden river boats made several decades after Powells expedition.
May 19, 2019

Grand Canyon National Park Historic River Boat Collection

The Edith (left), in Grand Canyon National Park’s historic river boat collection, is an example of a wooden river boat, though it was made from several decades after Powell’s expedition.  Brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb paddled it down the Colorado River in 1911-12.

Remnants of historical wooden boat
May 19, 2019

Nellie Powell - Powell Boat 1871

In 1938, after a brush fire, a rancher found remnants of the Nellie Powell, a boat from Powell’s second expedition in 1871, which had been left at Lees Ferry.  Grand Canyon National Park now stores this piece in its collections. (Annie Scott/USGS)

18-foot, infaltable, self-bailing rafts
May 31, 2019

Powell Expedition 2019 - Self-bailing Rafts with Rigging

USGS personnel are taking part in this year’s modern expedition that follows Powell’s 1869 journey; they are using 18-foot, inflatable, self-bailing rafts with rigging.

sign
May 24, 2019

Sign of SCREE Expedition on the back of a boad

Photo of the scree sign with sponsors, U of Wyoming and USGS.

Three scientists in boat with drone flying above.
May 31, 2019

LIDAR sensors to unmanned aerial vehicles

Observations and measurements may now be made by attaching imaging and LIDAR sensors to unmanned aerial vehicles; pictured is a drone being used by the modern-day expedition to document their journey

This color photograph shows twelve members of the Powell 150 expedition and a John Wesley Powell impersonator on the bank of the
May 24, 2019

The Powell 150 Expedition prepares to launch from Green River, Wyoming

The Powell 150 expedition prepares to launch from Green River, Wyoming, on May 24, 2019. A John Wesley Powell impersonator poses with the group to send them off on their ~1000 mile journey.
This color photograph shows a view of the red and cream-colored, flat-lying sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon. On the left,
May 19, 2019

Grand Canyon from South Rim near Powell Point

Grand Canyon National Park from Powell Point on the South Rim. Photo taken during a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the John Wesley Powell expedition. 
This color photograph shows a view of the red and cream-colored, flat-lying sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon and the blue s
November 15, 2018

Grand Canyon Near Sunset, Looking North

Grand Canyon National Park from the South Rim. The Permian Kaibab Limestone is the uppermost and youngest sedimentary unit in this location, extending horizontally across the skyline ~1000 feet higher than the same unit in the
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image of student intern on a ridge with geographic equipment
June 17, 2009

Student intern in the field.

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