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" r THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SUNDAY MORNING-, FEBRUARY 16, 1908. i 7 - S
ifTRIP THROUGH GREAT CANYON ENDS !
- BY CHARLES RUSSELL
Special Correspondence Tribune.
9B " THE NEEDLES, Ann., Feb. 10.
s Our Ionp and perilous trip through the
NtfR Grand Canyon of the Colorado, shoot-
H inc the rapids of the crcat river, has
ijc'on successfully concluded, arriving
mmt here on Saturday, tlio Sth inst.
On Friday, tho 13lh of December.
rdlH while the eutire population of Lees
B I'crry watched our l ortuncs, Monett and
I started out ruuniiip through the two
tlVf sniai rapids at. the mouth of the r.iria
flE- ami heading down into the Grand Can
SiWf Vo'u of tho Colorado, or rather Marble
JB canyon, as the fir.st sixty-six miles is
'SK called. The walls begin immediately to
! rim up, und by the time wo reached
w(K Badcer creek, our first bad rapid, they
SiK Jad attained a height of 700 feet. 500
SBtf of which was absolutely vortical. Hero
"Rj wc were compelled to make a portuge.
vmt t rgfr" found by keeping the boat right
flMfTido up on her keel wo could slide Jier
J along among the rockf?, and when wc
01 V reached a smooth stretch of sand we
Mmi cut rollers from the driftwood loga and
if m ised them; thus the problem of two
,4 men making a portage, was solved,
OK tliouch it was desperately hard work,
jfll Hardly had we got fairly started on
ifBf our wav again until we encountered
?lK the terrible Soap Creek rapids. Jlcrc
m another portacc was deemed necessary-,
!. although as I look back I must say
NlK that 1VC en0ld havo run them, but it
f day was necessary to complete this
W f , portage; then wc ouce more pushed on,
w 1 easily running the rapid .iust below,
j $ which is the one in which P. Brown
& o tho Brown expedition was drowned.
3 Succession of Easy Rapids.
Sf Now a succession of easier rapids
jjl & filled our pathway, while the walls grew
yj X fver higher as new strata came up. Ono
S fair-sized rapid wo found that was
ri . cnused by boulders washed in from a
5 jb side stream or canyon so small as to
he bnrely noticed, yet boulders ten feet
6 t diameter had been washed down
tj fr through it. On we went, encounter
a f jnp iu one place a huge rock which had
5 fallen from the walls in such a way
as to almost, entirely obstruct tho
S f HtroHm. A narrow channel less than
twenty-five feet wide was the. only place
If through which our boats could pass.
I Luckily, the current was mild hero. All
fj & this day wc eoncyiued to make fine
f time, as the rapids, though formidable,
jSS wore free from rocks.
m In Marble Canyon.
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was presented to our view. Here also
tho marble strata from which this can
yon was named begins to appear. It js
of a grayish color, aud .some of it is
bc-.Tiitifully veined. Near the water's
edge it was polished by the water until
it presented a surface rivaling a 113
stonecutters' product. After running
several of these rapids, wc came to one
in which a huge rock near tho head
must be missed. T succeeded in making
the passage safely, but, Monett. was
unable to steer clear of the rock, and
ran against it. Considerable water was
pouring over the rock, forming a ver
tical tall of five or six feet below it.
As the boat struck tho roek she turned
sidewa.ys and the water piled against
her until she was pushed over the roek,
to drop down over the fall, where the
pent-ui) waters struck the up-streum
gunwale, capsizing her up stream pa ml
throwing Monett back under the very
falMtself, where he was washed under,
and when he reached tho surface, after
(dawing water for what seemed to him
like fifteen minutes, he had been car
ried away below the boat. Not earing
to make "a race to regain the boat in
the icy water, he struck out for the
nearest shore. '
Attempt to Save Boat.
When 1 saw ho had forsaken the ship.
I realized it was up to me to save the
Tinnf AAnMinr rn!T nlnen hnlou-.
and quicJc work mutst bo done. T rowed
toward her, and when, as 1 thought, 1
was near enough to reach her. 1 dropped
my oars and reached for the bow "to
gel the tic chain. Just at this moment
a whirlpool caught her and swung her
around, and I. was compelled to make
a complete circle before 1 could again
reach the bow. This time T was.suc
cessful. but had some trouble- in get
ting sufficient slack chain. All this
time we-'were drifting closer to the
next rapid, whose roar sounded om
inously near. Hitching the loose chain
to my boat. I began to put forth my
besfc efforts to reach shore with the two
boats, tt was carried so close, however,
to the next rapid that I almost gave
up. My plans were to cast off the dere
lict at the brink and let hor go over
first, then try to follow" safely with
my bout and make another attempt to
regain her below it. When almost
ready to east her ofi", I was suddenly
surprised to find J had gotten out of
; the main current and was able to reach
! .shore,' less than twenty feet above J ho
brink of the cataract. Tn the meantime
Monett had safely reached shore, and
: had also regained one of his oars which
i had been lost. Ft was, however, neces
sary for me to row upstream 200 yards
to "reach him and bring him down to
the laiKiiw place. The vertical walls
prevented his being v.iblc to reach the
place along the shore.
Weird Boauty of Canyon.
The marble strata now runs up rap
j idly, and soon attains a height of 1000
I feet of purest marble, with from 2000
I to 3000 feet of sandstone and limestone
above it. The walls are. full of cracks
' and scams, crags, Gothic caves and al
i coves, until it presents a weird beauty,
! that, as ovcuiug approaches, becomes
I almost uncanny. At. one place a couple
i of springs issue from the vertical mar
I blc walls 100 feet above tho river and
fall in beautiful coscades to the water's
edge. This Powell called "Vesey's
Paradise," the place being surrounded
by ferns, moss and similar plants.
Just above this the usually vertical ;
walls are sonn what broken onthe right.
I and here il wn? that Stanton and his ,
1 disheartened band b ft the river after;
1 abandoning .the Drown expedition. j
i The walls continue to grow iu height. '
; The marble strata ip replaced by now !
' strata of sund and lime; that come up
bencnlh it. Toward the lower end I he
'river beenim s . :: little wider and I ho I
j rapids sligbllv milder. , j
! In the Grand Canyon.
I On I lie morning of December 21. with
a few Hakes of snow Hying, wc ran out 1
j of larblft canyon, passing the mouth 1
1 of the Little Colorado, a small stream
.at this M'.-tson ofi tho year, and entered ;
the Gun ml canyon proper. Tn Marble i
canyon we found sixty-five rapids, ;
'closely checking Powell 's count oC six- !
' Iy-LiuiC A number of small riffles we I
considered loo flisiguilicant to count. j
I A. few miles below the Lillle Colo- I
rado the caiivon widens somewhat, but j
! here the Kailob uplift adds 2000 feet !
t to the walls, and they are soon a miie !
high. We were compelled to make one
! portage in the' first, eighteen mile".
.Phis I hen brought us to the head of the '
first granite gorge. A huge black dyke j
cuts across the river, .lust below it is '
a bad rapid we wore compelled to j
portage. At the foot of il wo ate our ,
Christmas dinner, consisting of the old l
.reliable bacon aud beans. j
MoncM Loses His Boat.
iu trying to run the next rapid My- .
uett struck a rock near tho shufo in
such a maniier that, though the water 1
poured over her, she suuek fast, tho j
whole side almost being torn out. ITav- 1
ing gotten through safely. I' was able !
to return along the shore and by throw-
iug a rope to Mo.net I we were able to i
pull ashore most of the cargo, but dark- I
noss found us unable to budge the boat, j
and we were compelled to give her up.
"During the night the river raised nearly i
a foot, aud iu the morning the boiit-i
was gone. , j
We wore now reduced to one boat, j
and .iust at the beginning of the wild- 1
est stretch of river in tho world. Should !
we go oni Wc decided to do so. i
On Perilous Journey!
On January 1 we started. Our plan
was for Monett to ride tho steel-covered 1
deck of the Utah, but to land, aud he j 1
would climb around the bad rapids. ;
This plan worked verv well, although !
we found it difficult nt times to find a
way alongside the rapids, owing to the .
prccipitousness of the walls, fn this
manner we made the first ten miles. '
running the famous "Socdologcr" '
rapid, a. fall of eighty feet in one-third '
of a mile, without accident, and on .Ian- 1
nary 3 reached the foot of the Bright
Angel trail. A party of tourists were i
dumfounded at seeing us round the
bend, and would hardly believe we had
come down the river iii our little craft, i
Wo climbed out and spent four days at
tho hotel, and then, with ihe good
wishes of a large partv of tourists, who
came down to seo us oil", wo ran a small
rapid below the. trail and headed once I
more down the river. 1
We had thought wo were now over 1
tho worst part, of our trip, but we were
speedily undeceived. At almost every
sidu canyon of consequence- wo found
exceedingly bad rapids, mostly with so
mauy rocks in sight that we found port-
ages necessary very frequently.
Last Boat Is Lost,
Ou reaching Hermit rcek wc fool t
isbly concluded to saVc time aud labor
by lotting the boat down by ropes. We
well know two men were an iusufli-
cient number to do this properly, but ;
wc let our folly outweigh our common u
When nearly through the boat sud-
donly rushed out in the stream, eareenod
to one side and filled with water. We
were then unable to hold her, aud she
jerked away from us and floated down
stream. We hoped to follow aud catch
her, but owing to the vertical granite
walls she rapidly outdistanced us. We
had unloaded our enrgo on the south
side, and we were now on tho .north
side. Our only hope now was to swim
the river to the south side, climb up to
the Tonto trail, follow this to Boucher
creek, where Mr. Louis Boucher lives,
then follow down his trail to the river
again and see if the boat had lodged in
any of the eddies.
This we did, and were rewarded by
finding tho boat in tho eddv at the foot
of tho Boucher Creek rapifts. She was
.sadly disfigured, but we thought, we
could fix her up. One side had been
torn open and the keel was broken. Mr.
Boucher gave us every assistance in
his power and loaned us'his canvas boat,
by means of which we were able to go
back up to Hermit creek, a distance, of
one mile, and bring down our supplies.
Four days later found us with- the boat
yopaircd and ready to start again. The
"remainder of the granite gorge tvc were
able to make successfully, although
three portages were necessary.
Easy Rapids Found.
After reaching the end of the granite
we found easier rapids.. The canyon
walls aro lower, although it presents
moro tho appcaranco of a typical can
yon, especially along past Kanab creek.
Prom Janab creoK to the second gran
ite gorge is an easier stretch of river
than too average of the canj'on. A
couple of portages woro necessary,
though one at Lava falls. Here the
canyon had once been filled by lava
to a height of 1500 feet, and cut. out
again by the dauntless river. The ex
tinct volcanoes from which this lava
came are on the north rim, and aro
geologically very recent.
Runs Rapid Alone.
Upon reaching tho second granite
gorge, wo were again surprised at the
viciousness of the river, for oightecn
miles above Diamond creek wo found
almost as bad a stretch of water as
anywhere, pne rapid alone, throe-quarters
of a mile long, was enough to dis
hearten most aivyone. and at Diamond
creek wo found a rapid worse than anv
wo had 3'ct seen, It looked ljko tempt
ing fate to run it, and there was no
other possible wa' to pass it. This. I
think, is the rapid that split; Major
Powell's party After viewing the
rapid and debating tho advisability 01
running it for two hours, wo decided
that f would try to run it;. Monett to
go below near the foot, and in case of
accident try to save tho wreck when it
reached; that point.
, I accordingly went above and pulled
into it, aud after the -wildest ride on
tho whole trip I emerged through the
rocks and waves at tho lower end, en
tirely unharmed. Tt was nothing short
of miraculous. T would not have be
lieved it possiblo that a boat could
take the route that I took through the
rooks and waves and come out safely.
Prom here on we had a bad stretch,
but were able to run every rapid safely,
and on January 31 wo ran out of the
great canyon and saw the vertical walls
stretch away to tho north abruptly as
wo emerged into an open country "and
upon a river with no more bad rapids.
End of Journoy Reached.
Continuing on without mishap, wo
passed safcry through Iceberg, Virgin,
Boulder, Black and Pyramid canyons.
I7n miles of easy water, and arrived
February S at The Needles, our final
m It has boon suggested that wc con
tinue our trip later, on down the river
to the Gulf of California, thence down
the Mexican coast" to the .Isthmus, across
and up the Gulf of Mexico coast to the
Mississippi rivor, up that to tho Illi
nois, thence to Chicago, ovor the great
lakes and St. Lawrence to the coast,
then down tho Atlantic coast to New
York, after equipping our boat with
motor, of course. This is at present
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