Cover image for Verde River elegy : a paddling journey to the river's end
Verde River elegy : a paddling journey to the river's end
First edition.
Publication Information:
Flagstaff, Arizona : Vishnu Temple Press, [2018]

Physical Description:
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm
"Verde River Elegy tells the story of the author s epic canoe journey from the Verde River headwaters to its end at the Salt River, the longest known continuous boat trip on the river. The Verde River s precious ribbon of green is a 196-mile oasis of riverside forests, stunning canyons, diverse wildlife, and cool water in the searing Arizona heat. In addition to the spectacular scenery, Jon also encountered flow-depleting diversion dams, river-choking invasive plants, threatening hillbillies and hat-stealing trees. Jon paddled alone through tranquil pools and splashy rapids along this beautiful oasis, with only his trusty canoe Red for company, a laminated river map to show the way, and a notebook in which to record the journey. From that notebook, Verde River Elegy was born. Jon s writing is at times humorous, always reflective, and ultimately poignant, as development threatens the river s very existence. He took this trip to say farewell to the shining emerald that is the Verde River before it is gone forever."--Page 4 of cover.