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By Clyde L. Eddy

whilst Clyde Eddy first observed the Colorado River in 1919, he vowed that he might sometime trip its size. 8 years later, Eddy recruited a handful of school scholars to function crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel puppy, a undergo cub, and a heavy movie digicam into 3 mahogany boats and left eco-friendly River, Utah, headed for Needles, California. Forty-two days and 8 hundred miles later, they have been the 1st to effectively navigate the river in the course of its annual excessive water interval. This ebook is the unique narrative of that foolhardy and exciting adventure.

“The aspect of his nice experience isn't to make a reputation for himself, or to learn from a documentary movie, or maybe to end up that quiet males of mind may be as brave as brawny frontiersmen. the purpose is the adventure itself, the delight of making an attempt the close to most unlikely, and of surviving to inform the tale.”--Peter Miller, nationwide Geographic journal, from the Foreword

Co-published in cooperation with Avanyu Publishing Inc.

Adventurer and editor Clyde L. Eddy (1889-1954) is additionally the writer of Voyaging Down the Thames: An Intimate Account of a Voyage two hundred Miles throughout England (1938).

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