Peaceful Canyon Golden River


34 in stock



In June of 1949, Dave and Gudy Gaskill pushed off into the Colorado River above fabled Glen Canyon to experience for themselves a journey that Edward Abbey has called “the ultimate Homeric voyage.” Down this peaceful canyon and along its gleaming, golden river, they found a magnificent world of soaring sandstone cliffs, fern-decked alcoves, and haunting solitude. Before this national treasure disappeared beneath the waters of Lake Powell in 1963, the Gaskills and many others made numerous trips down Glen Canyon, including its maze of spectacular side canyons, preserving on film a record of one of Nature’s supreme creations.
Now this priceless archive is available just as debate heats up about the future of big dams, and of the few remaining stretches of wild river, in The West. Inspiring quotations from a century of explorers, surveyers and river runners – from John Wesley Powell to today’s well-known writers – accompany stunning full-color images. Detailed maps show both the old river mileage and modern lake-buoy mileage, so that today’s recreationalists on Lake Powell can place the treasures that lie beneath the waves. As a bonus, an included CD-ROM extends the record of The Glen’s wonders with over 800 color photos, inspiring music, and sounds of the canyon.