Bountiful, UT: [White River Guides], . Mimeographed scroll map [18.5 cm x 1554 cm] [7" x 612"] on paper. Better than very good. Copyright date of 1962 below: "6,000 [cfs] @ 8am approx. to 22,000 @ 6pm Water flow expected in 1964 @ Page (varies). Overall, very good with a single short closed tear at North Canyon Rapids. In original bag with instructions. Item #3986
Highly detailed river runner's guide to floating the Grand from Lee's Ferry to Temple Bar, by river running legend, Les Jones. Map notes all of the major rapids and how to navigate them as well as historic runs through these rapids and some of the mishaps. Also contains mileage and tips for boaters. At the end of the scroll are user instructions, contact information and a conservation notice to oppose the then proposed, Marble Canyon Dam and Bridge Canyon Dam.
“I’d noticed when I’d run with the Sierra Club the rapids all kind of ran together as a blur, and I couldn’t remember the details well enough, and I didn’t have any identification points. So I started my scroll maps—I didn’t like the wind on the U.S. Geological [Survey] maps, so I started building my scroll maps. “The outline of the maps was taken either from aerial photographs and drawn artfully, or traced directly from the contour maps of the U.S. Geological Survey, putting the river end-to-end, instead of cut up in segments like the USGS did, . . . so I could line the river out on a seven-inch scroll strip and then take it from one end to the other, without having to run off the scroll. . . . And then putting a profile of the river . . . wherever it fit best. . . . We had to put them on paper, for lack of mylar. Then we put them on mylar” - Les Jones
"Ride the wilderness whitewaters in reverence before god - with a prayer his strength will be in you." Grand Canyon Bibliography: 10.14.