By: Michael R. Kelsey
Introducing the new and updated Hiking and Exploring the Paria River 5th edition! In this full-color edition, Michael R. Kelsey has added an additional 96 pages of new hiking adventures, photographic tours, Indian ruins, and local histories. Focusing on the Paria River and its drainages, the guidebook covers the beautiful desert landscapes of Bryce Canyon all the way south to the Vermillion Cliffs. Among the 47 maps you will find detailed information on wild gems such as Hackberry Canyon, Buckskin Gulch, Coyote Buttes, The Wave, Sand Hills, and White Pockets. In preparation for this new edition Kelsey spent many hours interviewing local old timers to expand on the guidebook's already rich regional history sections. Historical topics include horse, cattle, and angora goat ranching, mining and prospecting, and a section on John D. Lee and the establishment of Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River.