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The Emerald Mile : the epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon

by Fedarko, Kevin (Author)

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In the winter of 1983, the largest El Niño event on record, a series of "superstorms," battered the West. That spring, a massive snowmelt sent runoff racing down the Colorado River toward the Glen Canyon Dam. As the water filled the dam, worried federal officials desperately scrambled to avoid a dr... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Pt. 1. The world beneath the rims. First contact ; The grand old man ; Into the great unknown
  • pt. 2. America's pyramids. The kingdom of water ; Flooding the cathedral
  • pt. 3. The sweet lines of desire. Dories ; The golden age of guiding ; Crystal genesis ; The death of the Emerald Mile
  • pt. 4. The master of the Emerald Mile. The factor ; Speed ; Thunder on the water
  • pt. 5. The gathering storm. Deluge ; Into the bedrock ; The mouth of the dragon ; Raising the castle walls
  • pt. 6. The maelstrom. The grand confluence ; The white demon ; Ghost boat ; The doing of the thing
  • pt. 7. The speed run. The old man himself ; Perfection in a wave ; The reckoning ; Beneath the river of shooting stars ; Tail waves ; The trial ; Epilogue: The legend of the Emerald Mile.