The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter V, From Green River City To Flaming Gorge Summary & Analysis

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Chapter V, From Green River City To Flaming Gorge Summary and Analysis

Powell first visited the area in 1867. He and his party established a base on the White River and explored the area to the south along the Grand, White and Green Rivers. He then made plans for the future exploration of the canyons along the Colorado. This began in 1869 when they traveled down the Green River to the Colorado River to the Grand Canyon. They began Green River City on May 24, 1869 with four boats and rations for ten months. Powell names the men who accompanied him on the 1869 expedition.

Soon after leaving Green River City, the group has problems with the current and loses several oars. They travel by day and camp by night. Several day light hours are used for exploring on foot. On May...

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