Canyons of the Colorado Since we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river but about eleven o clock to day we discover a

  • Title: Canyons of the Colorado
  • Author: John Wesley Powell
  • ISBN: 9781605204147
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river but about eleven o clock to day we discover an Indian garden at the foot of the wall on the right, just where a little stream with a narrow flood plain comes down through a side canyon Along the valley the Indians haveSince we left the Colorado Chiquito we have seen no evidences that the tribe of Indians inhabiting the plateaus on either side ever come down to the river but about eleven o clock to day we discover an Indian garden at the foot of the wall on the right, just where a little stream with a narrow flood plain comes down through a side canyon Along the valley the Indians have planted corn, using for irrigation the water which bursts out in springs at the foot of the cliff The corn is looking quite well, but it is not sufficiently advanced to give us roasting ears but there are some nice green squashes We carry ten or a dozen of these on board our boats and hurriedly leave, not willing to be caught in the robbery, yet excusing ourselves by pleading our great want from August 26 Sometimes published under the name The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, but properly known by its original title, Canyons of the Colorado is the gripping personal account of the first navigation of the Colorado River, in 1869, by the man who led the journey American geologist and explorer JOHN WESLEY POWELL 1834 1902 , head of the Powell Geographic Expedition and later director of the U.S Geological Survey, here regales us with the thrilling tale of the ten man team and its assignment to map the last unmapped regions of the western territories of the United States The highlight of their three month trip the first known river journey through the wildness of the Grand Canyon This replica of the 1895 edition includes all the original halftone illustrations A classic of real life adventure literature, it continues to captivate armchair explorers today.

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    1. Listened to it on Hoopla. Rather dry and very much like reading a travel journal. He had published it as a book so I wasn't expecting that. The descriptions are amazing, but without the maps and illustrations it was hard to get a grasp of where he was and what it looked like. I would imagine a much better book to read than listen to.Incredibly sad to here the description of Glen Canyon which seemed like a more gorgeous and intimate Grand Canyon on to know that it is now under a thousand feet of [...]

    2. Almost gave up on this but then skipped ahead past the geology etc. to his expedition. A great story from that point on. Amazing to read how these men made this journey with no outside support and compared to the rafting trips of today. Highly recommend to get a glimpse of early American exploration history.

    3. It was kind of a boring read but I it was interesting to see about life in the canyons of the Colorado.

    4. At times a monumentally tedious book accounting geology, the true merit really shines through with further reading around Powell's life and circumstances. The fact he describes the area upstream of Glen Canyon as such a place of beauty really brings to light how modernisation has thrown aside the natural world, and therein lies the true worth of this read. It's not fluid to read, but if you persevere the poetry of his writing that you'll catch glimpses of make ot worthwhile. Furthermore, its a g [...]

    5. This book was listed on a list of some of the 100 best adventure travel books written. I don't think it quite ranked there. Yes this is the incredible story of the first (surviving) explorers of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, which was a terrifying journey of high courage in the face of the unknown. And the writing was actually quite good in parts. Unfortuantely it wasn't very consistent, with large sections devoted to the geology of the canyons, and other sections to the Indian li [...]

    6. Should have read this all those years when I lived in Utah and could have gone to see these sights (to the extent they are not under water).

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