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Stanton Repeat Photography

Mile 198.5, Upstream of Waterhole Canyon, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 3382)

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Stake 3382, 11 June 1889 View Larger Image
11 June 1889
The Brown-Stanton Expedition encountered a sizeable rapid upstream from Waterhole Canyon, which Franklin Nims captured in his upstream view despite the fact that it did not show the proposed railroad route. In the 1940s, Harry Aleson called this a fun rapid, and during his 1896 run George Flavell developed his call of joy here—“Whoops! Aha!”
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-41, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 3382, 27 March 1997 View Larger Image
27 March 1997
Lake Powell began to fill in March 1963, and this rapid was covered by the still waters in 1980. Several of the large boulders are still present in the midground. Across the reservoir, at least one Mormon tea persists from 1889. Note the tamarisk and lake deltaic sediments that are ubiquitous in this reach.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

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