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There's This River: Grand Canyon Boatman Stories


A river trip through the Grand Canyon is one of the great experiences of a lifetime, and every river trip is filled with stories. This book tells the tales of this experience and this landscape from the perspective of the guides who spend their lives here.

First published in 1994, There's This River has become an indispensable addition to any library for those interested in Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, or just plain great storytelling. This expanded second edition includes all the original stories and artwork, and updates the collections with many new pieces. 

You'll read about the fastest rowing trip through the canyon on the high water of 1983, and about Eleanor, who found a strength she never knew she had. From heroism in flash floods and rescues in rapids, to encounters with bighorn sheep and red-tailed hawks, this collection ranges from hilarious to bittersweet. These stories will have you laughing and crying, laughing again - and ready to head downstream...

2nd Edition

soft cover, 216 pages

Culture and History, River