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    Author(s): David N. Cole
    Date: 1989
    Source: Western wildlands. 15(3): 2-7
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Last summer, I finally got my chance to float the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s premier adventure trips. For 18 days and 280 miles, my group floated through some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable, spacing our days with hikes through slickrock alcoves, along terraced pools of blue-green water, to waterfalls plunging out of holes on 500-foot cliffs and to Anasazi ruins perched high in those cliffs. Nights were spent on expansive beaches under moonlit skies.

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    Cole, David N. 1989. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado: a challenge to float, a challenge to manage. Western wildlands. 15(3): 2-7


    recreation management, rivers, floating, conflict

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