Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Condor Plus More

Good after noon folks.  We have had one rain storm after another here at Jacob Lake in Arizona. 
Here is DesertDale posting on  Facebook. He has so much 
  more on the Condors.

The California condor is the largest flying bird in North America. Their wings may stretch nearly 10 feet  from tip to tip. When in flight, they can glide up to 15,000 feet .
They are  are scavengers that feed on the carcasses of large mammals.   They eat so much, sometimes, they have to rest several  hours hours before they fly  again.

Balanced Rock

Colorado River

Rafters at Lees Ferry
    Lees Ferry  is a site were the rafters launch their rafts to go down stream.    

 Different ferryboats and pioneers, miners, Indians, and tourists crossed here from 1872 until 1928.  Charles H. Spencer’s attempt to extract gold from the clay hills here in 1910. 

Two of the stone buildings, a steam boiler, and the remains of a sunken paddlewheel steamboat remain from his efforts.

The "Purple Nightshade" is a flower picture DesertDale took on our trip.   They bloom in March to October.  They are toxic.

Enjoy what info there is.  Kitfoxgal

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