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    • Group picture of rafters.

    • Group picture of rafters.
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Group picture of rafters. People are: Front row: Merlin "Merly" Shaw; unidentified ; Venice Whitwood; LaRae Hanks; Sharon Odekirk; Jeannie Reiche; unidentified; Stan Gardner, son of Pearl Gardner. 2nd. row: Norma Mills; Dave Rishton; Marilyn...
    • Socotwa text: page 003

    • Socotwa text: page 003
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • For the second time that day, Frisby became the national pastime, but eventually with the philosophy that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, we played baseball too. Bob Parry, an experienced Rat, knew that the back seat of the bus made a most...
    • Socotwa text: page 004

    • Socotwa text: page 004
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • began counting the number of times we crossed the wash, but gave it up as a lost cause. We saw a live bunny. We ate more of our lunches. We lost one straw hat to Emily who threw it over the cliff' into the ravine. We stampeded some cattle, saw two...
    • Socotwa text: page 005

    • Socotwa text: page 005
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Toward the end of the trip for the day, we more confidently tackled the Ticaboo Rapids, and a few turns later, rounding a bend, we saw the glorious majesty of Tapestry Wall before us. Our first camp awaited our arrival. Enthusiastic and courageous...
    • Socotwa text: page 006

    • Socotwa text: page 006
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • boats; the girls now were acquiring the knack of rolling sleeping bags up small, and were even able to calm straggling hair. Suddenly shouts sent our glances toward the river where one of the rafts was being carried toward the center of the...
    • Socotwa text: page 009

    • Socotwa text: page 009
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • river, we carefully scanned the cliffs, sky, and water for objects of interest. In our survey we noted: three blue herons, majestically soaring above; five puffy little clouds; the honey-combing of the swallows' nests at the tops of the walls; and...
    • Socotwa text: page 011

    • Socotwa text: page 011
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • After the supper had vanished, and while we all washed our plates, cups, and utensils with the cool mud of the creek bed, a roaring campfire was built; and, as the blaze died away, and the embers glowed brightly, the entire group sat around,...
    • Socotwa text: page 013

    • Socotwa text: page 013
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • light red limestone which we saw for the remainder of the trip. The walls of the canyon were lower, but no less rugged than they had been previously; and our experienced eyes could now more quickly sight the tell-tale talus of an abandoned mine. We...
    • Socotwa text: page 014

    • Socotwa text: page 014
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • all the crews to return, we made loblollies on the beach and watched the frogs which fearlessly sat next to us. Stan had succeeded in breaking down the sand bar on one side so that the jump across the little stream and the giant loblolly was a...
    • Socotwa text: page 015

    • Socotwa text: page 015
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • camp ground was solved by a bucket brigade, and before long the 36 assembled for the hike (or as much of it as you felt your exhausted body could take) to the Hole in the Rock. Merly abandoned the customary trail because of the very dense growth...
    • Socotwa text: page 016

    • Socotwa text: page 016
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • meaningfulness of this spot. Though we wished to linger there in the breeze and the quietude we had found, in order to get down to the camp before dark, we had to begin the descent. On the way down each of us collected film boxes, candy wrappers,...
    • Socotwa text: page 017

    • Socotwa text: page 017
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • amphitheater of the Music Temple. Exploring about, we found the names of Dellenbach, Stewart, Powell, and others, and dates back to 1871. Quietly we gathered by the edge of the dark blue pool, led there by the sweet echoing melodies Merly played...
    • Socotwa text: page 019

    • Socotwa text: page 019
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • given to us; and, for the rest of the evening, we listened or spoke and were filled with the love and the joy of the people and the world about us. We stared hard at the huge rock walls across the river, while they slowly turned from red to black...
    • Socotwa text: page 022

    • Socotwa text: page 022
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • gentleman of the desert wearing among other things the bottom half of the legs of a pair of old levis, ran to victory. Her position in the sports world was challenged only by Lee Perry, whose feet were sore, and by Merly, who actually bettered her...
    • Socotwa text: page 024

    • Socotwa text: page 024
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Merly and his crew of River Rats quickly prepared fine loblollies for representatives of each crew to crawl, run, and creep through. (Ted and Johno were eliminated from the activities after a mud shave as punishment for their naughty deed.) Bob...
    • Socotwa text: page 026

    • Socotwa text: page 026
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Eventually, the war became too rough. Betty was pulled into the river and held under accidentally; Glad was getting mighty cold; and Merlin lost part of his finger as he tried in vain to retain a large can which was his last weapon. When his crew...
    • Socotwa text: page 027

    • Socotwa text: page 027
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • On the inland boundary of our campsite a modest leaning tower was constructed. It even had a sign warning of the dangers inside; and as it quivered and quaked in the wind, some of us waited anxiously to see if it would fall. Pearl and Glad pulled...
    • Socotwa text: page 028

    • Socotwa text: page 028
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • up the dusty road, then turned and climbed over the low sloping rock to the left. Merly had tried to encourage everybody to make this hike, and strangely enough, about the same number went on this as had gone up to the top of the natural bridge. We...
    • Socotwa text: page 030

    • Socotwa text: page 030
    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • At Bryce Junction, about eight rats climbed into the truck and headed toward Salt Lake. The rest of us continued in the bus to Bryce Canyon, planning to arrive in Salt Lake the following day. The trip to Salt Lake in the truck was a relatively...

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