The Colorado River is a mighty, violent river by most descriptions. But every River has a beginning that is no more than a ground spring.

High in the mountains of Colorado, such a spring births the Colorado River we are all familiar with. As it travels down, other springs, creeks and rivers meet it and add to its growth.

This scene is about 200 miles downstream from the original spring. Already, a holding dam has reduced the flow, as well as use by farms, ranches, and towns. So at this point in the journey, the growth has been diminished a bit. The many rocks, shoals, and boulders cause the shallow waters to be active and sometimes violent in the spring thaw. Such was the case this gray, Spring day.


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