River : One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

River : One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

by Colin Fletcher

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River : One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea by Colin Fletcher

At age sixty-seven, Colin Fletcher, the guru of backpacking in America, undertook a rigorous six-month raft expedition down the full length of the Colorado River—alone. He needed "something to pare the fat off my soul...to make me grateful, again, for being alive." The 1,700 miles between the Colorado's source in Wyoming and its conclusion at Mexico's Gulf of California contain some of the most spectacular vistas on earth, and Fletcher is the ideal guide for the terrain. As his privileged companions, we travel to places like Disaster Falls and Desolation Canyon, observe beaver and elk, experience sandstorms and whitewater rapids, and share Fletcher's thoughts on the human race, the environment, and the joys of solitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375701825
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,260,887
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Colin Fletcher (1922–2007) was born in Wales and educated in England. He moved to California in 1956 after serving in the Royal Marines, farming in Kenya, surveying in Zimbabwe, and prospecting in northern and western Canada. He is the first man to have walked the length of Grand Canyon National Park within the canyon’s rim. He is the author of numerous books on walking and the outdoors, including The Thousand-Mile SummerThe Man Who Walked Through TimeRiverThe Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher, and three previous editions of The Complete Walker.

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