Edited by Christa Sadler
This often hilarious, occasionally bittersweet and always entertaining collection of stories and artwork was first published in 1994. The new and expanded edition maintains the integrity of the first edition, and adds several new stories and art pieces, all products of the river guiding community in Grand Canyon. This edition was reviewed in the August 21, 2006 issue of High Country News.
A river trip through the Grand Canyon is one of the great experiences of a lifetime, and every river trip is filled with stories. There’s This River… Grand Canyon Boatman Stories tells the tales of this experience and this landscape from the perspective of the boatmen who spend their lives guiding people down this river.
First published in 1994, There’s This River has become an indispensable addition to any library for those interested in the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, or just plain great storytelling. This expanded second edition includes all the old favorite stories and artwork, and updates the collection with many new pieces.
You’ll read about the fastest rowing trip through the canyon on the high water of 1983, and about Eleanor, who found a strength she never knew she had. From heroism in flash floods and rescues in rapids, to encounters with bighorn sheep and red-tailed hawks, this collection ranges from hilarious to bittersweet. These stories will have you laughing and crying, laughing again–and ready to head downstream.