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Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries: Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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Abstract

In the summer of 1867, with a small party of naturalists, students, and amateurs like myself, I visited the mountain region of Colorado Territory. While in Middle Park, I explored a little cañon, through which the Grand River runs, immediately below the well-known watering-place, "Middle Park Hot Springs." Later in the fall I passed through Cedar Cañon, the gorge by which the Grand leaves the park. The result of the summer's study was to kindle a desire to explore the cañons of the Grand, Green, and Colorado Rivers, and the next summer I organized an expedition with the intention of penetrating still farther into that cañon country.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and its tributaries: Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Series title:
Monograph
Subseries:
U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region
Year Published:
1875
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region
Description:
xi, 291 p.; 2 Plates: 57 x 77 cm. and 57 x 50 cm.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado;Utah;Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Cedar Canyon;Colorado River;Grand River;Green River;Uinta Mountains