The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey

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9780140046786: The Hidden Canyon: A River Journey

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.

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Reviews from: SPORTS AFIELD MAGAZINE PADDLER Although millions of people visit Arizona's Grand Canyon each year, few experience the fear and thrill of rafting a dory for the 277 miles of the Colorado river that both meanders and roars beneath. Blaustein documents such a journey with his stunning photographs of rocks, whitewater and wildlife; an 18-day journal from Edward Abbey; and an introduction from Martin Litton. This book grabbed the attention of everyone who saw it on my coffee table during the review process. If you have paddled the Grand Canyon you will probably want this book for your own coffee table, because John Blaustein is one of the most celebrated photographers to ever travel the length of the Grand. And de did so with the likes of Martin Litton and Edward Abbey in wooden dories. Blaustein tells the story of the Colorado River from the depths of the Grand Canyon with more than 100 images, their stunning quality justifying the reprinting of this book from its original form in 1977. This time it's even better, including 12 new photographs, an introduction by river and environmental pioneer Martin Litton, and "A Journal" by literary and environmental pioneer Edward Abbey. This book will take you back to the days when only a handful of brave people rowed the Grand, and it will keep the memories fresh with the only collection of published photographs that documents the Canyon from river level.

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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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