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A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition down the Green-Colorado River from Wyoming, and the Explorations on Land, in the Years 1871 and 1872

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This account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann.

"One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began the expedition, and he honestly hero-worshipped Powell all his life. Yet this bright, sharp account is so detailed and trut
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Paperback, 277 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by University of Arizona Press (first published 1908)
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Kerri
Feb 19, 2013 Kerri rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-adventure
I loved reading about rivers I've traveled down, recognizing places. Unbelievable what they accomplished in exploration of the river and region while enduring considerable hardship. Resourceful individuals committed to a task. Dellenbaugh wrote this account many years later, drawing on his and other members journals. He often waxes nostalgic about the experience and I wonder what time has done to his perception of the experience. He was just 19, I think, when the expedition began and this experi ...more
Nomad
Sep 28, 2012 Nomad rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book by a 19 year old, Frederick Dellenbaugh of the second voyage of John Wesley Powell in 1871. If you have read John Wesley Powell's narrative which was not well written this is much better. I read this book while canoeing thru Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River and even used it to camp in the same spot that Dellenbaugh camped at. Nomad
C Miller
Apr 08, 2015 C Miller rated it really liked it
Read this on a trip to Utah and Colorado, which included a white water rafting trip and a visit to the Grand Canyon. A vivid accounting. The second voyage had almost as many challenges as the first exploration. A great book to read and even better to read while there.
Charles Bame
Jun 10, 2015 Charles Bame rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in quite a while. Much of it was about surveying the land north of the Grand Canyon in addition to the Colorado River trip from Green River to Kanab Canyon. The writing style was very enjoyable and it was so meaningful reading about so many places I know and love.
Kate
Aug 04, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it


I could picture myself along for the journey, viewing the beauty, the adventure.. Reads like a journal, not a novel.
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I felt that it drug a bit, though it was an interesting read
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Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853–1935) was an American explorer.

An explorer of the American West at an early age, he was a member of an expedition that discovered the last unknown river in the United States, the Escalante River and the previously undiscovered Henry Mountains.

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