Dr. Taylor tells it like it is on this wide flood flat.
After a few bends in the river, we pull out and scout out the route through Whitehorse Rapids. Eddie points it out to Mark who will be running one of the paddle boats down this rapid for the first time.
Dr. Taylor points out the massive land slide that came crashing down and may have dammed the river to form a lake, and eventually the Whitehorse Rapids that we are about to go rafting down.
Dr. Taylor claims to have grown up around some Italians, and hence makes extensive use of his hands while lecturing.
Dr. Taylor referes to his extensive field guide. Mark does well to keep up.
Roy and Mark take some time in the shade to study up.
Our first stop along the river is this slope side cut where we can get a good look at the strata that makes up the earth. The lighter lower half we soon find out will be the nearly ubiquitous John Day Formation... see if you can spot it in upcoming photos.