The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter VII, The Canyon of Lodore Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VII, The Canyon of Lodore Summary and Analysis

On June 8, they enter a canyon and find rapids. They examine the falls before attempting them since they don't want to see the boats damaged. They experienced severed capsized boats that they had to right. At night they talk and look at the stars. The next day they name the canyon the Canyon of Ladore.

As they continue, they encounter more rapids and dangerous waters. Some of the falls are forty to fifty feet and there are also whirlpools that have to be avoided. One of the boats breaks. They save the men who spilled into the water. They find the wrecked boat and decide it is too dangerous to save anything that might still remain inside. They lost all of their barometers, which Powell decides to try to save the...

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