Author writes of and through river’s obstacles

Author writes of and through river’s obstacles

Tale of epic Grand Canyon run is bumpy – and so is sharing it
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Kenton Grua relaxes in the Emerald Mile in 1983 before taking the dory on a legendary speed run down the Colorado River.
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Although there were no photographers nearby to document it, the famed Crystal Rapid of the Colorado River was even fiercer when Kenton Grua, Rudi Petschek and Steve “Wren” Reynolds navigated it aboard The Emerald Mile during their record-breaking speed run in 1983.

Author writes of and through river’s obstacles

Kenton Grua relaxes in the Emerald Mile in 1983 before taking the dory on a legendary speed run down the Colorado River.
Although there were no photographers nearby to document it, the famed Crystal Rapid of the Colorado River was even fiercer when Kenton Grua, Rudi Petschek and Steve “Wren” Reynolds navigated it aboard The Emerald Mile during their record-breaking speed run in 1983.
Meet the author

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko, Scribner, 415 pages hardcover, $30. Fedarko will present a slideshow and sign copies of the book at 6:30 p.m. today at

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