"Blaustein's color photographs are spectacular." - Los Angeles Times
"I cannot recall a better collection of Grand Canyon photographs than these." - Library Journal
The Grand Canyon continues to be the most popular of our national parks. While millions gaze at its cliffs each year, only 15,000 float through the canyon on the Colorado River. A landmark portrait of the Grand Canyon, this is the only photography book to document this amazing journey from river level. Now this classic is back in print, with an updated preface and introduction and a dozen new photographs. A journal in photos and words, The Hidden Canyon captures the desert landscape and the thrill of the rapids. Edward Abbey's journalfilled with wry humor and respect for the canyondescribes the journey as the dories (small wooden boats) alternately float and charge through the breathtaking landscapes and some of the roughest white water in North America.
John Blaustein is an accomplished photographer who has guided more than 50 river trips in the Grand Canyon. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a beloved writer and defender of the American wilderness.
Martin Litton celebrated his 80th birthday by rowing down the 258 miles of the Colorado River.
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