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    • San Rafael Swell -- River Trips -- Black Box

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Recreation; San Rafael River; River Running; Nielson, James
    • James Nielson and his brother were the first (as far as they know) to run the San Rafael River through the Wedge area. This photograph was taken from their homemade raft which they used for their first run in 1964. James Nielson loves the river...
    • San Rafael Swell -- River Trips -- On Raft

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Recreation; San Rafael River; River Running; Nielson, James
    • James Nielson (right) and his younger brother Craig on their first trip down the San Rafael River in 1964 as teenagers. They made the raft from lumber scraps and barbed wire and took automobile tires as life preservers. They navigated their way...
    • Page 100

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    • and get u p as they have done today. . . KO water again tonight. T h e men went hunting for water and found a little, and the children were relieved; they fell asleep without supper and we cannot do the dishes again tonight. Oct. 3 1 - We had a...
    • Washing the raft

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • People washing a raft in preparation to leave the river at Kane Creek near Crossing of the Fathers.
    • 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 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 012

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • The day ahead was to be rather long, and spiced only by one stop at a previously unexplored canyon. But we were told of many landmarks and points of interest to keep our eyes on as we drifted down the River of No Return. This particular aspect of...
    • 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 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 018

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • rope broke; and after grappling with the muddy bank and water chest-high, they arrived looking for all the world like official river rats. Other crews, too, had been pressed against the muddy banks; and the shirts which had been so white that...
    • Socotwa text: page 023

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • everybody to the dance. What a grand orchestra they were! John Farnsworth called the squares after we had gotten our partners during the round dancing and a Virginia reel. Stan turned out to be practically the best dancer there, and lucky was the...
    • 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 025

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Then, suddenly the battle began. Crews maneuvered and battled for the downstream positions, and war was on. Water poured into boats from all sides, people went overboard for many purposes: to rescue hats, to get hostages, to pillage other crafts....
    • Socotwa text: page 038

    • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
    • Cal Bears: Captain Steve Kovacich, 934 Avis Drive, El Cerrito, California, seemed to be a General Practitioner of desert life. He kept us informed in detail of the flora and fauna of the region and impressed us as well with his skill in climbing....

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