Cataract Canyon
Colorado River in Cataract Canyon, Colorado River. Utah.
USGS Earth Science Photographic Archive digital file: hjk00753

By comparison to Powell's First Expedition (1869), the Second Expedition during September 1871 experienced low water conditions. Although the rapids during low water were not as fearsome in intensity as during the First Expedition, the Second Expedition party still had to spend additional time negotiating the boats through portages around rocks in the river.
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