August 18, 2002

Flash Flood

Labyrinth Canyon of the Green River is one of many canyons named by explorer John Wesley Powell. The silence and tranquility must have been ringing in his ears when he named Labyrinth. Tranquility can be part of a river trip through Labyrinth canyon today as much as it ever was when John Wesley Powell traveled through its meandering depths. The silence and tranquility that I have experienced can lead to very relaxing days that can sometimes temporarily conceal the fact that the river and it's canyons are a wild place where sudden change can have disastrous outcome.

April 18, 2002

The First Shift

I was fresh out of Missoula, Montana having just quit my winter seasonal job driving snow-cats at a local ski area to come to Utah and take a job as a seasonal river ranger on Desolation Canyon.