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This guide includes 28 pages of waterproof maps of Unita Basin North, Unita Basin South, Desolation Canyon, and Gray Canyon. Also includes information on local lore, canyon critters, and local geology. This expanded edition has 32 new pages of information. Included are special planning pages with boating, logistics, and hiking information; detailed archaeology sections on Nine Mile Canyon and Range Creek; information on birds, animals, reptiles, fish and more.

Author: Loie Belknap Evans & Buzz Belknap
Copyright: 2013 First Printing of this edition
Size: 5.5" x 8.5" waterproof paper
Pages: 96

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Subject Matter: Guidebooks
Author: Loie Belknap Evans & Buzz Belknap
Copyright: 2013 Edition
Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Pages: 96
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marginal, dated at best

By JBoy

from Boulder, CO

Comments about Desolation River Guide Book:

Fine for background information. Sorely lacking in practical information about running the river. No marking or description of camps. Marking of rapids but no description. The guide also reads from top to bottom as opposed to bottom to top, how you would naturally read a river map. RiverMaps are the way to go.


Informative River Guide

By Jeff

from Hamilton, MT

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  • Informative
  • Well Written


  • No descriptions of rapids

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Comments about Desolation River Guide Book:

This is an interesting river guide, full of information. However it shows rapid locations, but does not describe the rapids. At the time that we ran the Sand Wash to Swanseys stretch, the rapids were pretty straight forward, read and run, but a few rapids are definitely more difficult and deserving of a rating and/or description.

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