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Colorado River, Mellen to Chem
the scene a fine setting. The walls were abrupt from the waters edge and often rather high. The Colorado moved with steady even force between these walls, without rapids, altho' with some choppy waves in one place just before entering the narrows where we pulled to the east shore and kept in quiet water. The ever changing view, as the river wound along, of the high chimney breaks and irregular crests took our full attention. We had little time to watch the swirls, eddies and contradictory movements of the mass of water which carried us smoothly
uevis Valley, 23 Oct. 1912. 425 ft.
along, now in midstream, now grazing some great rock by one shore. The coloration of the rocks in several places was very fine, especially on the northerly walls of a wash which entered the Colorado on the west about 3 1/2 miles above Mohave Rock and a mile below Mohave Wash. Mohave Rock is a fine rock standing up on end as it were and jutting boldly into the water i.e, the stream and quite isolated from other rocky masses.
Then we come into lower tamer country, leaving behind the Chemuevis & Mohave mountains on the west side of the river. We see again the fine soil of
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