The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter VI, From Flaming Gorge To The Gate Of Lodore Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI, From Flaming Gorge To The Gate Of Lodore Summary and Analysis

The group begins to explore a series of canyons by the river that forms a channel through the mountains. After fifty miles, they reach the southern slope of the range where the river turns southwest. They enter the gorge on May 30 and find a narrow passage that they follow into the mountains. They find an area they name Horseshoe Canyon because of its u-shape. There is an area populated by kingfishers so they use the name kingfisher.

On May 31, they explored another canyon and more to the other side of the river where they camp. The cliffs are of red sandstone. June 1 has them in a fast part of the river. They had to descend a waterfall and do so with one boat...

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