Vishnu Temple Press
P O Box 30821, Flagstaff AZ 86003
Phone and fax (928) 556 0742
info@vishnutemplepress.com

Vishnu Temple Press publishes and distributes non-fiction books about the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau.


Vishnu Temple in the Grand Canyon Art © Ron Short

Photo © Mike Buchheit

Wanda Eilts, author of Floating Hogans in Monument Valley is collecting stories and information for her next book which will be about the marina at Halls Crossing, particularly about Jerry and Tena Sampson. If you would like to talk to her, please phone or email us at the above number or address and we will put you in touch with her.


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A COMPLETE LIFE
The Autobiography of John Franklin Wright


$16.95
Available now



When Frank Wright died just short of his 100th birthday, he completed a full life lived mostly in southern Utah, from where he explored his surroundings in the sparsely populated area known for its archeological and natural resources. He was a jack of all trades, mostly selftaught, as a miner, driver, meteorologist, piano teacher, machinist, river runner, and photographer among others. This is how he saw his life in Blanding, in Grand Canyon, along the San Juan River, and on Lake Powell.

Isbn 978-0-9795055-7-7, perfectbound trade paperback, 200 pages, May 2014 $16.95




Order these three San Juan River books and save $19. Combination of A Complete Life, Floating Hogans in Monument Valley and Guide to the San Juan River available for $36.00 HERE


HEART in the BONY MIDDLE
Poetic Dispatches from Grand Canyon and Plateau Country
by Seth Muller

$13.00


“Seth Muller is a boots-on-the-ground, eyes-looking-deep poet. His Heart in the Bony Middle will best be read outdoors, one poem at a time, breath and being on the Earth in between. To know amazement at this Western Earth, and at your own existence, turn directly to the triptych of death poems that lead off Part II: The Plateau Beyond. Seth Muller has given us a collection not simply of words, but of reverence.
— Mary Sojourner, author of Going Through Ghosts and the forthcoming 29

“(Seth) Muller’s poetic eye … offers a very human experience in a vast and nearly incomprehensible landscape.”
— Craig Childs, author of House of Rain and Finders Keepers

In Heart in the Bony Middle, Southwest journalist, author, playwright, and poet Seth Muller sets down forty poems unearthed from Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the surrounding landscape. The poems include meditations on such geologic phenomena as the Great Unconformity, the weathering of slickrock, and ancient fossilized footprints in the Coconino Sandstone. They also cross paths with ravens, coyotes, bighorn sheep, California condors, mules, and rattlesnakes.
The words are crafted with heart, humility, and humor. They range from the unapologetically sentimental celebrations of canyon skies, temples, dusks, and dawns, to the folly of humanity against the significance of grandeur. Muller finds solace and comfort and, above all, truth and meaning in the chasm.

Isbn 978-0-9795055-8-4, perfectbound trade paperback, 64 pages, February 2014 $13.00


Heart in the Bony Middle is also available from the following:

Babbits Backcountry, Flagstaff, AZ
Mountain Sports, Flagstaff, AZ
Willow Canyon Outdoor Co, Kanab, UT


These sites accept credit card orders for Heart in the Bony Middle
Amazon.com
Order all three poetry books and save $6. Combination of Walking the Unknown River, Heart in the Bony Middle and Imaginary Summits available for $32.00 HERE


THE MAKING OF A RANGER
A Life in the Great Outdoors
by Chuck Luttrell

$16.95

signed copy




Park Rangers are frequently asked two questions
What do rangers do? How do you get to be a ranger? The short answer: Everything and it isn’t easy. Chuck Luttrell thought he knew from watching his family friend, John Riffey, the longtime ranger on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, going about his business every summer. But times have changed and so does a ranger during his or her career. In The Making of a Ranger, Chuck chronicles his postings and the varied tasks he undertakes as law enforcer, fireman, medic, and rescuer whether on lakes, deserts, snow-covered mountains, or back roads. He acknowledges some successes and some failures which invites readers to wonder how they would cope with the various incidents he has faced. The conclusions he comes to about the rest of his Park Service career are not the ones he expected when he set out to master all the skills necessary to protect nature and the park visitors from each other and themselves.

Chuck’s Park Service career took place mostly in parks with lakes such as Lake Meredith in Texas and Lake Mead NRA with some dry but hot assignments on the Shivwits plateau and Chaco Canyon’s Harmonic Convergence.

Isbn 978-09795055-5-3, perfectbound trade paperback, 220 pages, 8 pages of color photographs,August 2013 $16.95

The Making of a Ranger is also available from the following:

Mountain Sports, Flagstaff, AZ


These sites accept credit card orders for The Making of a Ranger
Amazon.com



Big Water, Little Boats
Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado
by Tom Martin
$24.95


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There was a time when river runners built their own boats and rowed the Colorado River through Grand Canyon on free-flowing water; no permit problems, no high-tech gear and not much in the way of backup. What they did have were cameras, lots of film, cans of food, life jackets and journals to keep their notes in. Tom has chatted with a number of the guys and gals still standing, then scoured libraries, attics and garages to find the stories and pictures the others have left behind. He built a replica of Grand Canyon’s first decked McKenzie River dory from photographs, notes, and the original wreck the boat builder left behind, and has since rowed it through the Canyon three times. Here he tells the story of Moulty Fulmer, Brick Mortenson, P.T. Reilly, Dock Marston, and their friends on river trips on some of the highest water of the last century. He has included many stories of other trips during the same time period, the 1940s though the 1960s, including the development of recreational river running and boat design on the Colorado.

Soft cover, lots of historic b&W and color photographs, 240 pages.ISBN 978-0-9795055-6-0. Publication date May 1 2012


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Moulty Fulmer was bitten by the river running bug during a San Juan River trip in 1942. After a chance meeting with a McKenzie River dory builder, Fulmer constructed his first dory and rowed the San Juan in 1947. Traveling through Grand Canyon in 1948 on a Norm Nevills expedition, Fulmer met Colorado River historian, Otis “Dock” Marston, and they went on to run rivers together and correspond for the next thirty years.

Fulmer built his second dory, the Gem, specifically for big water. Joining forces with Pat Reilly in 1954, they ran the Grand Canyon five times in home-built boats. Their adventures included rowing the wild Colorado River in 1957 on 126,000 cubic feet per second, one of the highest flows in the last century.

Using historic photos, river logs, letters and interviews, author Tom Martin recounts the voyages of a number of unsung river runners during the transformation from Grand Canyon expeditionary river running into today’s whitewater recreation. Big Water, Little Boats chronicles the start of the park’s river running permit system in 1955, the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, and the explosion of river running that occurred after the completion of the dam in 1963.



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Big Water Little Boats is also available from the following:
Aspen Sports, Flagstaff, AZ
Babbits Backcountry, Flagstaff, AZ
Back of Beyond Books, Moab UT
Canyon REO, Flagstaff, AZ
Cascade Outfitters, Boise, ID
Down River Equipment, Wheatridge, CO
Four Corners River Sports, Durango, CO
Couzens Ranch Museum, Fraser, CO
Idaho River Sports, Boise, ID
JW Powell River History Museum, Green River, UT
Ken Sanders Rare Books, Salt Lake City, UT
Marble Canyon Lodge, Lees Ferry, AZ
Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
Mountain Sports, Flagstaff, AZ
Peace Surplus, Flagstaff, AZ
Sweetwater County Museum, Green River, WY
Tumalo Creek Canoe & Kayak, Bend, OR
Wet Dreams, Flagstaff, AZ
Willow Canyon Outdoor Co, Kanab, UT
Five Quail Books
Amazon.com


OUT OF THIN AIR
A Story of Big Trees

by Nancy Muleady-Mecham




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Science-based story for children
As a Park Ranger, Nancy loved explaining the natural world to Park visitors so they could gain a deeper appreciation of their surroundings. In this, her first children's book, she explains the science behind the growth of a tree, in particular a Sequoia, with the aid of great illustrations by her cousin Robert. The book is aimed primarily at elementary and middle-schoolers with inquiring minds and would certainly help any parent trying to explain what makes a tree get so very big.
Out of Thin Air is now out of print in its paper format but is available as an ebook with a great audio option.


These sites accept credit card orders for Out of Thin Air as an ebook
Amazon.com
barnesandnoble.com
ibookstore.



PARK RANGER SEQUEL
More True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks

by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham



$16.95

signed copy


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More true adventures from the nation's National Parks
In this, Nancy's second collection of her real-life adventures as a Park Ranger and as a city medic, she tells of births, deaths and life prolonged in between in her inimitable style. There's a great chapter on her training at FLETC, the federal law enforcement training school. She ventures further afield to Mt. Kilimanjaro (yes, we are aware it's not an American National Park but it's a good story) and writes about a solo expedition she made more recently in the snowy wilds of California.
If you've never ventured off a pavement trail or if you spend all your time in the wild, you can enjoy this book and learn a lot in the process. Scroll down through our catalog to find the first Park Ranger book.
0-9795055-2-6/978-0-9795055-2-2.
5.5" x 8", 248 pages, softcover, 12 pages of color photos.

These sites also accepts credit card orders for Park Ranger Sequel
Amazon.com

Stores that carry Park Ranger Sequel
Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Bookstore
Flagstaff, AZ: Mountain Sports, Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Peace Surplus
Grand Canyon, AZ: General Store, GCA stores
Sequoia NP, CA: Sequoia NHA stores
Denali NP, AK: Alaska Geographic stores
Shenandoah NP, VA: Shenandoah NHA stores
Death Valley NP, CA
Mono Basin NP, CA
Calaveras Big Trees SP Arnold, CA


John H. Riffey
The Last Old-Time Ranger

by Jean Luttrell


$14.95

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A biography of the long-time North Rim Ranger
When John H. Riffey was assigned to the Tuweep Ranger Station on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1942, his main task was to manage the grazing permits of homesteaders in Tuweep Valley who ran livestock in the then National Monument. Occasionally he was called on by the couple of dozen tourists a year looking for the Toroweap Overlook where they could gaze down on Lava Falls, hike up Vulcan’s Throne and enjoy the scenery and peace of a place eighty miles from a paved highway.
By the time he died in 1980, the livestock were no longer allowed in Grand Canyon National Park, Riffey’s neighbors, the homesteaders, had left for greener pastures or were part-time residents, and there might be more than two dozen tourists a day barreling along the dirt road by his ranger station. He was still the only representative of the National Park Service there.
His friends and acquaintances knew a man who watched out for his fellow men as well as protecting the high desert environment. He was always there to help, cajole or haul livestock, machinery and people out of the mud, snow, heat or water. This is his story told by the daughter of a neighboring homesteader who remembers Riffey’s arrival and departure and the decades of friendship and respect in between.
152 pages, 5.5" x 8", softcover, numerous black and white photographs.
0-9795055-1-8.

These sites also accepts credit card orders for John H. Riffey
Amazon.com
Five Quail Books

Stores that carry John H. Riffey
Flagstaff, AZ: Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Peace Surplus,
Museum of Northern AZ bookstore
Grand Canyon, AZ: GCA Stores
Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Bookstore
Kanab, UT: Willow Canyon Books
St George, UT: Az Strip Interpretive Association stores
Boulder City, NV: Lake Mead V.C.



FLOATING HOGANS IN MONUMENT VALLEY
Remembering the First Marina in Navajoland

by Wanda Morlan Eilts


$14.95

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A memoir of a year spent on the San Juan River
San Juan Marina near Oljato in Monument Valley, Utah, was an isolated place in 1987 when the author and her husband arrived to manage the new marina on the San Juan River arm of Lake Powell. They fell in love with the surroundings and the Navajo people and culture they encountered. In addition to the daily joy and satisfaction of friendship and hard work, the couple dealt with floods and siltation, murder and drug-runners, and graft, greed and corruption.
Note: It's impossible for modern river runners to float on down to the marina site at Paiute Farms. Below Clay Hills Crossing, there is the river-wide pourover, Fatt Falls, and the river/lake level has fallen so the water no longer flows near the bay in which the marina was located.
176 pages, 5.5" x 8", softcover, 4 pages of color photos. 0-9795055-0-X.

These sites also accepts credit card orders for Floating Hogans in Monument Valley
Amazon.com
see also their KINDLE store
Five Quail Books
B & N.com
Stores that carry Floating Hogans
Arizona, Flagstaff: Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Painted Desert Trading Company, Pow Wow T.P., Peace Surplus, Museum of Northern AZ Bookstore
Page: Antelope Point Marina, Powell Museum, Dave's Consignment, Quality Inn, Courtyard Mariott
Kayenta & Chinle: Holiday Inn
Utah,
Moab: Back of Beyond Bookstore
Kanab: Willow Canyon Outdoor
Cheryl Steuerwald, a former educator, has put together an amazing teachers' guide with ideas for classroom discussion and activities based on the book. Available in pdf format, on paper or as an ebook.
$10.00.



QUICKSAND AND BLUE SPRINGS Exploring the Little Colorado River Gorge
by Stephen West Cole


$14.95
Welcome to the Little Colorado River Gorge
In May 2001, Stephen Cole and his brother hiked the Little Colorado River Gorge from the town of Cameron, Arizona to its confluence with the Colorado River, and out by way of the Beamer and Tanner trails in the Grand Canyon. He found the desert landscape so fascinating that he went back later to explore three remote side canyon routes which enter the chasm. There was very little written about the area then so here he shares some of his experiences and thoughts about it. The book is not meant to be a guide although we hope that anyone exploring the Gorge on foot or in an armchair will find it helpful.
176 pages, 5.5" x 8", softcover, 8 pages of color photos. 0-9674595-8-3.


These sites also accepts credit card orders for Quicksand and Blue Springs

Grand Canyon Association
Amazon.com
Five Quail Books
Mindbird Maps and Books
Maria's Book Shop
Stores that regularly carry Quicksand and Blue Springs
Arizona, Flagstaff: Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Aspen Sports, Mountain Sports, Peace Surplus, Barnes & Noble
Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Association South Rim stores
Tucson: Summit Hut on Speedway

Colorado,
Durango: Maria's Bookshop
Utah, Kanab: Willow Creek Books
Moab: Back of Beyond Bookstore



GOURMET CAMPING CUISINE Menus for rafting, canoeing, camping, and RVers
by Marilynn Murphey Machin




$26.95



Now YOU can volunteer to plan the food for your Grand Canyon trip, or buy it for your designated planner
Gourmet Camping Cuisine not only has incredible food but is also a time saver and helper. It does not matter whether you are an expert or novice boater, camper, or RVer: we all like to eat well on our outdoor trips. This book was developed with rafting or canoeing trips in mind, but is suitable for any outdoor trip or in your own home. Want to do it like the pros? Read on. This book makes it easy for those of you who work and do not have time to organize or plan menus. Unlike other cookbooks, this book is not a simple listing of recipes. It has fully planned out menus. This includes multiple, complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for trips of various lengths up to 18 days. It will give you step by step instructions on what to do at home and on your trip for each menu. These are more on the gourmet side for people who like to eat well. If you want hardtack, tuna glop, and beanie weenies, you’re out of luck. Delicious, well planned and prepared food seems always to bring out a festive mood in people, especially on river trips. And it also allows more time for hiking, reading, or just laying around camp enjoying the company of your friends or the scenery.
10" x 8", coil binding so that recipes lay flat. 224 text pages, plus many other pages with color photographs and cartoon illustrations. 30 complete Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner menus with 234 recipes.
0-9771694-0-5.

These sites also accept credit card orders for Gourmet Camping Cuisine

RiverMaps.net

Stores that usually carry Gourmet Camping Cuisine
Arizona, Flagstaff: Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Peace Surplus
Colorado,
Grand Junction: Whitewater West
Utah, Kanab: Willow Creek Books
Moab: Back of Beyond Bookstore


GUIDE TO THE SAN JUAN RIVER Second Edition

Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills Crossing, Utah

by Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin

$23.95



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Guide to the Sandy One
The San Juan is a great little desert river in southern Utah with lots of historical sites along the banks including Mormon pioneer tracks, mining paraphernalia and ancient rock art. The guide covers the 102 miles from Montezuma Creek, past Bluff and Mexican Hat to Clay Hills. It uses USGS topographic map backgrounds printed at their original scale, with additional details in an easy-to-read format. It shows campsite locations, rapids, scout points, river miles and other points of interest. The accompanying text describes all campsites with pull-in information, geological, botanical and historical points of interest. Maps and photographs are all in color, text is black and white. The guide is 8.5" x 14" spiral-bound to lay flat. The 34 pages are printed on tough waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. There are many new photographs including a spectacular shot of the pour overs above Trimble Camp during the heavy rain of May 2009 (courtesy of Chelsea Crenshaw) and a great shot of the waterfalls below Clay Hills Crossing for everyone who wonders what would happen if they just kept on going...
978-0-9819395-3-7.


These sites also accept credit card orders for Guide to the San Juan River

RiverMaps.net
Boulder Outdoor Center
MountainSports.com
Mindbird Maps and Books
Five Quail Books
River Runners for Wilderness
Canyonlands NHA
Wide World of Maps

Order the Guide to the San Juan River & Ann Walka's Waterlines together for your San Juan trip and save $6. Combination available for $30.95 HERE
Stores that usually carry the San Juan River guide
Utah, Bluff: Recapture Lodge , Sand Island Visitors' Center
Mexican Hat: Valles
Moab: Back of Beyond Bookstore, Canyon Voyages, Gearheads
Arizona, Flagstaff: Canyon REO, Aspen Sports, Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Mountain Sports, Peace Surplus
Mesa: Wide World of Maps
Phoenix: Arizona Hiking Shack
California, El Sobrante: Pacific River Supply
Colorado, Durango: Four Corners River Supply, Maria's Bookshop
Buena Vista: Colorado Kayak Supply
Frisco: Ten Mile Creek Kayaks
Grand Junction: Whitewater West
Boulder: Boulder Outdoor Center
Denver: AAA Inflatables
Vail: Alpine Quest Sports
New Mexico, Santa Fe: Travel Bug
Oregon, Bend: Tumalo Creek Canoe & Kayak
Texas, Arlington: Mountain Sports
Wyoming, Jackson: Valley Bookstore
We doubt this picture will sell more books but at least you'll know whom to accost when you see them on a river near you. Hint, they may not be as clean and shiny then. Tom is on the right and Duwain on the left.
Congratulations to Tom and Duwain for winning the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award for best adventure guidebook for the third edition of the Guide to the Colorado River through Grand Canyon published in 2007. Order yours below (just keep scrolling down) or at www.rivermaps.net


Guide to the Green River in Desolation and Gray Canyons
by Duwain Whitis and Barbara Vinson

$21.95
A new all-color guide
The complete guide to floating through Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River in Utah. Sized at 10" x 14", this map book is printed on water-resistant paper specially made for all-weather use. The spiral binding and hard covers make them lay flat. They are printed with USGS 7.5' topographic maps as the background at the original mapscale of 2000 feet per inch. Additional information is added for river runners, including river mileage, campsites, rapids and other features of interest.
ISBN 978-0-9819395-0-6 32 pages with 12 maps, all color photographs

Also available from
RiverMaps.net

Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, Frisco, CO
Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
Order the San Juan Guide, the Grand Canyon Guide and the Green River in Desolation/Gray Canyons Guide together and save $6. Combination available for $64 HERE.


Green River and Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument
by Duwain Whitis and Barbara Vinson

$22.95

A new all-color guide
The complete guide to floating on the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument from Colorado into Utah. Sized at 10" x 14", this guide book is printed on water-resistant paper specially made for all-weather use. The spiral binding and hard covers make them lay flat. They are printed with USGS 7.5' topographic maps as the background at the original mapscale of 2000 feet per inch. Additional information is added for river runners, including river mileage, campsites, rapids and other features of interest.
ISBN 978-0-9819395-0-6 36 pages with 13 maps, 7 maps cover the Green and 6 the Yampa, color photographs

Also available from
RiverMaps.net

Ten Mile Creek Kayaks, Frisco, CO
Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO


Order the Deso and Dinosaur guidebooks together for $38.90 and save $6 HERE
Order the SAN JUAN GUIDE, the GRAND CANYON GUIDE
and the Green River in Desolation/Gray Canyons Mapbook together and save $6.
Combination available for $63 HERE
Order the SAN JUAN GUIDE, the GRAND CANYON GUIDE
and the Green/Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur N.M. Mapbook together and save $6. Combination available for $63 HERE


Imaginary Summits
Poems by Scott Baxter



$12.00


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Scott Baxter is a climber, hiker and lover of the Southwest deserts and mountains. He is also a poet who expresses his appreciation of nature and his interaction with it in his words. This is a collection of poems from his first two books, Where All Suns Enter and Rock in Bodies, together with new poems. 5" x 8", 80 pages, 0-9674595-7-5.

INTERNAL COMBUSTION

The runner's every foot-
fall is to earth
what the bow drill is
to fire: each breath drawn
makes of the soul
smoldering tinder, life

a slow going-up
in flames.
Order all three poetry books and save $6. Combination of Walking the Unknown River, Heart in the Bony Middle and Imaginary Summits available for $32.00 HERE


PARK RANGER
True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks

by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham



$16.95

signed copy


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What does it take to be a Park Ranger?
Stamina, calmness, a sense of humor and training in as many fields as possible judging by these stories from Nancy Muleady-Mecham's twenty-year career as a ranger in several parks around the country. Her first assignments were in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Some were just one season in places such as Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and others longer such as her many years at the Grand Canyon. She tells us about the different skills she learned and how she used them to save lives, retrieve situations from the brink of disaster and deal with whatever came her way. She also describes some of the sublime benefits of living and working in a National Park.
0-9674595-4-0/978-0-9674595-4-7.
5.5" x 8", 244 pages, softcover, 8 pages of color photos.

These sites also accepts credit card orders for Park Ranger
Amazon.com
Five Quail Books
Barnes and Noble
Yosemite Association
Sequoia Natural History Association
Great Smoky Mountain Association
REI.com
Grand Canyon Association
Mindbird Maps and Books
Until we run out, we have some slightly scuffed but unread Park Rangers that would make great additions to your ammo can library. Read about a helicopter rescue at Stone Creek among other Grand Canyon stories. Available for $10.00 HERE


HIJACKING A RIVER
A Political History of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon

by Jeff Ingram



$17.95

signed copy


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Grand Canyon Wilderness issues, please visit River Runners For Wilderness

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Ever wonder why it takes years to get a permit for your own Grand Canyon trip?
Jeff Ingram, fresh from the battle over the Grand Canyon Dams in the 1960s, turned his attention to gaining wilderness protection for the Grand Canyon. The 1964 Wilderness Act had been passed not long before and the Grand Canyon including the Colorado River had become "potential" wilderness. This book describes how the river became the sticking point and all that has been done over the last 30+ years to make the definition happen - and to stop it happening. Using source materials from various libraries, depositories and interviews, Jeff tells the story from his vantage point as a participant on the side of wilderness. The river runners, both self-guided and commercial, the Park Service and other government officials, politicians and environmentalists all played their parts in pushing, pulling, slowing, speeding up, articulating and obfuscating the issues. There's a wealth of detail here and, with the Colorado River Management Plan in progress again, even a quick skim of the book will help you recognize the circle we're all trudging round again. Read it and react! 6" x 9", 496 pages includes maps, index, source notes. 0-9674595-3-2.


These sites also accept credit card orders for Hijacking A River
Five Quail Books
Amazon.com
River Runners for Wilderness
Grand Canyon Association
Canyon REO (800) 637 4604

Jeff writes about issues in the Grand Canyon both historical and contemporary in his blog at http://gcfutures.blogspot.com/
Order Day Hikes from the River, Guide to the Colorado River & Hijacking A River and save over $6. Combination available for $56 HERE


Walking the Unknown River and Other Travels in Escalante Country
by Ann Weiler Walka in cooperation with the Museum of Northern Arizona


$13.00
John Wesley Powell's men called the Escalante River the "Unknown River." It was the last river to be charted on the maps of the U.S. lower 48 states and it still remains quite remote today. The author recalls a wild and lovely place partially drowned by Lake Powell.Ann's essays and poems evoke the solitude, beauty and harshness of the remote country along the Escalante River in southern Utah. Her many travels through the country allow her to relax into it and let is speak through her. Ann Walka is a naturalist, museum trip-guide and poet. She introduced President Clinton at the ceremony to announce the creation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Soft cover 103 pages.
0-9718892-0-1.

These sites also accept credit card orders for Walking the Unknown River
Five Quail Books
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble
Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association

Order all three poetry books and save $6. Combination of Walking the Unknown River, Waterlines and Imaginary Summits available for $32.00 HERE


Waterlines Journeys on a Desert River
by Ann Weiler Walka


$13.00
currently out of stock
Ann Weiler Walka has created a map of the heart through her poetry and it is beautifully contained in Waterlines. For travelers of the Colorado Plateau and particularly those choosing to immerse themselves in the San Juan River, this collection is a trustworthy and evocative guide written and lived by a woman who understands the desert as an oasis for our spirits.

    — Terry Tempest Williams
    Author of Refuge

Soft cover, 5.5" x 8", 64 pages, 0-8845460-3-X.
Order the Guide to the San Juan River & Ann Walka's Waterlines together for your San Juan trip and save $6. Combination available for $29.95 HERE


DAY HIKES FROM THE RIVER, 4th EDITION
A Guide to 100 Hikes from Camps on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
by Tom Martin
$21.95

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Aimed at river runners who want to get the most hiking out of their river trip, these hikes may take an hour or be from sunrise to sunset. Useful for planning your itinerary and for stuffing in your fanny pack. Backpackers who can read backwards (from the canyon bottom actually) will appreciate it too. Forget the next rapid, look up! The maps are improved and the text updated. There are now eight pages of photographs in the middle.
The maps of the fourth edition have all been corrected to show the river mileage set by the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center. We have already modified the maps in the Guide to the Colorado River (see below) and wanted to make sure Day Hikes matched that. Soft cover, 240 pages.


These sites also accepts credit card orders for Day Hikes
River Runners for Wilderness
Grand Canyon Association
Amazon.com
Five Quail Books
NRS


Stores that usually carry Day Hikes
Arizona,
Flagstaff: Aspen Sports, Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Canyon REO,
Mountain Sports, Peace Surplus
Grand Canyon South Rim: Grand Canyon Association stores
Marble Canyon: Marble Canyon Lodge
Mesa: Wide World of Maps
Colorado, Durango: Four Corners River Sports, Maria's Book Shop
Frisco: Ten Mile Creek Kayaks
Grand Junction: Whitewater West
Wheatridge: Down River Equipment
Idaho, Moscow: Northwest River Supplies
Utah, Kanab:
Willow Creek Books
Moab: Back of Beyond Books, Canyon Voyages


Order Day Hikes from the River, Guide to the Colorado River & Hijacking A River and save over $6. Combination available for $56 HERE




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$27.95 for both



$27.95 for both



$27.95 for both



$27.95 for both




GUIDE TO THE COLORADO RIVER IN GRAND CANYON
from Lees Ferry to South Cove 5th Edition
by Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis
$29.95



Do you want a Grand Canyon guidebook written by boaters for boaters?
Tom Martin, author of Day Hikes from the River, and Duwain Whitis, publisher of RiverMaps map books, have teamed up to write a guidebook. This is the only guidebook to the Canyon with USGS topographic map backgrounds printed at their original scale, with additional details in an easy-to-read format. It is also the only guide with maps extending to South Cove in Lake Mead. Each map shows campsite locations, rapids, scout points, river miles and other points of interest. The accompanying text describes all campsites on the park inventory (and some extras), with campsite pull-in information, geological, botanical and historical points of interest. Maps and photos are in color. The guide is 8.5" x 14" spiral-bound to lay flat.
The new mileage featured in this edition has been established by the Grand Canyon Research and Monitoring Center, using the most up-to-date measuring techniques. The new mileage deviates from the old by up to a mile in certain areas.
The 118 pages are printed on tough waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. 978-09819395-7-5. 51 maps, 297 miles, all-color photos and shaded topographic relief. $29.95


These sites also accept credit card orders for Guide to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
RiverMaps.net
Five Quail Books
MountainSports Texas
Boulder Outdoor Center
Mindbird Maps and Books
River Runners for Wilderness
NRS
Clavey Paddlesports
Grand Canyon Association
Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association
Pacific River Supply
Wide World of Maps
Canyon REO (800) 637 4604


Stores that usually carry the Grand Canyon guide
Arizona,
Flagstaff: Aspen Sports, Babbits Backcountry Outfitters, Canyon REO, CEIBA,
Moenkopi Riverworks, Mountain Sports, Peace Surplus, Wet Dreams
Grand Canyon South Rim: Grand Canyon Association stores
Marble Canyon: Marble Canyon Lodge
Mesa: Wide World of Maps
Phoenix: Arizona Hiking Shack
California, El Sobrante: Pacific River Supply
Petaluma: Clavey Paddlesports
Colorado, Boulder: Boulder Outdoor Center
Buena Vista: Colorado Kayak Supply
Denver: AAA Inflatables
Durango: Four Corners River Sports, Maria's Book Shop
Frisco: Ten Mile Creek Kayaks
Grand Junction: Whitewater West
Salida: RiverRat Ray
Vail: Alpine Quest Sports
Wheatridge: Down River Equipment
Idaho, Boise: Cascade Outfitters
Moscow: Northwest River Supplies
New Mexico, Santa Fe:
Travel Bug
Oregon, Bend: Tumalo Creek Canoe & Kayak,
Salem: Outdoor Supply Co
Texas, Arlington: Mountain Sports
Utah, Kanab:Willow Creek Books
Moab: Back of Beyond Books, Canyon Voyages, Gearheads
Salt Lake City: Walton Marine
Wyoming, Jackson Hole: Valley Bookstore


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WHAT THE CANYON TEACHES
by Rick Kempa





The broadside was printed on a 19th century letterpress by Littoral Press in Oakland, CA, from handset metal type and handmade St. Armand paper, in a limited edition of 150. The artwork is by Sharon Dolan of Higginsville, Missouri. It comes in three colors, Coconino yellow, Bright Angel red and Tapeats brown. The retail price is $18.


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A Complete Life
The Autobiography of John Franklin Wright
by Frank Wright 9780979505577 May 27 2014
soft cover, 200 pages, numerous black and white photographs, perfectbound $16.95

BIG WATER, LITTLE BOATS
Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado
by Tom Martin 978-09795055-6-0 May 2012
Soft cover, 240 pages, b&w and color photos throughout, $24.95

DAY HIKES FROM THE RIVER Fourth Edition
A Guide to 100 Hikes from Camps on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
by Tom Martin 978-09795055-4-6 June 2010
Soft cover, 224 pages, 8 pages of color photos, $21.95

FLOATING HOGANS IN MONUMENT VALLEY
Remembering the First Marina in Navajoland
by Wanda Morlan Eilts 0-9795055-0-X 2007
soft cover, 176 pages, 4 pages of color photographs, perfectbound $14.95

GOURMET CAMPING CUISINE
Menus for rafting, canoeing, camping, and RVers
by Marilynn Murphey Machin 0-9771694-0-5 2006
soft cover, 224 pages spiral bound $26.95

GUIDE TO THE GREEN RIVER in DESOLATION AND GRAY CANYONS
First Edition by Duwain Whitis and Barbara Vinson
978-0-981-9395-0-6 March 2009
Soft cover, 32 pages, COLOR photographs, spiral bound, waterproof $21.95

GUIDE TO THE GREEN and YAMPA RIVERS in DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT
First Edition by Duwain Whitis and Barbara Vinson
978-0-981-9395-1-3 May 2009
Soft cover, 36 pages, COLOR photographs, spiral bound, waterproof $22.95

GUIDE TO THE COLORADO RIVER IN GRAND CANYON from Lees Ferry to South Cove, Fifth Edition
by Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis
978-0-9819395-7-5 2013
Soft cover, 118 pages, spiral bound, waterproof $29.95
978-09819395-7-5 now available

GUIDE TO THE SAN JUAN RIVER
Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills Crossing, Utah Second Edition
by Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin 978-0-9819395-3-7 August 2009
Soft cover, 34 pages, spiral bound, waterproof paper $23.95

HEART in the BONY MIDDLE
Poetic Dispatches from Grand Canyon and Plateau Country
by Seth Muller 978-0-9795055-8-4 FEBRUARY 2014
Soft cover, 64 pages, $13.00

HIJACKING A RIVER
A Political History of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
by Jeff Ingram 0-9674595-3-2 2004
Soft cover, 496 pages, $17.95

IMAGINARY SUMMITS
Poems
by Scott Baxter 0-9674595-7-5 March 2005
Soft cover, 80 pages, $12.00

JOHN H. RIFFEY
The Last Old-Time Ranger
by Jean Luttrell 0-9795055-1-8 December 2007
soft cover, 160 pages, numerous black and white photographs, perfectbound $14.95

THE MAKING OF A RANGER
A Life in the Great Outdoors
by Chuck Luttrell 0-9795055-5-3 August 2013
soft cover, 220 pages, 8 pages of color photographs, perfectbound $16.95

OUT OF THIN AIR
A Story of Big Trees
by Nancy Muleady-Mecham 978-0-9795055-3-9 2009
Soft cover out of print Ebook available from amazon, b&n, ibooks

PARK RANGER
True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks
by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham 0-9674595-4-0 2004
Soft cover, 240 pages, 8 pages of color photographs, perfectbound $16.95

PARK RANGER SEQUEL
More True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks
by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham 0-9795055-2-6 March 2008
Soft cover, 248 pages, 12 pages of color photographs, perfectbound $16.95

QUICKSAND AND BLUE SPRINGS
Exploring the Little Colorado River Gorge
by Stephen West Cole 0-9674595-8-3 2006
soft cover, 176 pages, 8 pages of color photographs, perfectbound $14.95

WALKING THE UNKNOWN RIVER
and other travels in Escalante Country
by Ann Weiler Walka 0-9718892-0-1 2002
Soft cover, 103 pages, $13.00

WATERLINES
Journeys on a Desert River
by Ann Weiler Walka 0-884546-03-X 2000
Soft cover, 64 pages, $13.00

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