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RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book

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The Green River flows through Desolation and Gray Canyons in Utah and this RiverMaps™ guidebook shows you the way through all the rapids, campsites and places of interest.
  • Covers the 84 mile trip from the Sand Wash put-in to the Swaseys Ramp takeout.
  • RiverMaps guidebooks are made by river runners for river runners.
  • These large format books are printed on tough synthetic waterproof paper and spiral bound so they lay flat and can take the waves, splash and wear of a river trip.
  • Opened up, the left side page has mile-by-mile descriptions of major rapids, campsites and features of interest. There are also great color photos that illustrate the text.
  • The right side page features color USGS topographic maps at the scale of 2,000 feet to the inch (1:24,000). There's no better way to keep track of where you are on the river.
  • But wait, there's more. In the front of the book is lots of information about the river, the landscape and the flora and fauna.
  • The front six pages are chock full of BLM contact info and regulations, tribal contact and permit info, weather, geology, archaeology, history, ecology and resource protection wisdom.
  • No matter what other resources you have, this guidebook is really an essential tool for enjoying these magnificent river trips.
Author: Duwain Whitis
Copyright: 2009
Size: 9"W x 14"H - waterproof paper

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Subject Matter: Guidebooks
Author: Duwain Whitis
Copyright: 2009
Size: 9" x 14"
Pages: 32
Features:
  • Waterproof
  • USGS 7.5" color topo map reproductions
  • Scale: 2,000 feet per inch (1:24,000)

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    5.0

    Great book Must have

    By Papa Fish

    from Aspen, CO

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

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      Comments about RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book:

      Great book Very helpful Eould buy for other river trips

       
      5.0

      Functional with good character

      By Emilene

      from Laramie, WY

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        Comments about RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book:

        This is kind of a funny map book, apparently swiped from USGS quad sheets, with no effort at graphic design. It looks like it was created in Microsoft Word. All to say, it has character. Clearly the author is a true river rat who knows what matters in life -- petroglyphs and a good sandbar to camp on.

         
        5.0

        A must have guide book

        By doobinnm

        from Cedar Crest, NM

        About Me Casual Reader

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Informative
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            Comments about RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book:

            The Whitis guide to Deso/Gray never left my side on two recent trips down the Green. I certainly hope Duwain continues to update this and other RiverMaps guides (tough job, but somebody has to do it!)

             
            3.0

            This River Guide is OK

            By Michael

            from Mount Shasta, CA

            About Me Everyday Reader

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            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Rapid Descriptions Accura

            Cons

            • Accuracy Not What I Expec
            • Camping
            • Lacks Details
            • Side Canyon Hikes

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            • Special Needs
            • Use On Green River Deso T

            Comments about RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book:

            Having used River Guides Grand Canyon book on two different trips, I had a certain expectation level of accuracy and information completeness which the Green River guide did not live up to for me. The descriptions of rapids was as accurate as expected. However, we found the campsite info on the Ute side almost useless. The descriptions on several hikes left out important details and made getting to locations described difficult. The information provided, in many instances, seemed dated, third-hand, and imcomplete. If you are going on the Green River though, I am afraid there are probably no better alternatives - just don't rely soley on this and get some local knowledge from others who know the river.

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            4.0

            Good guide

            By Easy

            from Missoula, MT

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            • Easy To Follow

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              Comments about RiverMaps Green River in Desolation & Gray Canyons Guide Book:

              I used this guide book on a recent Deso/Gray trip in combination with the Belnap guide. Each guidebook has advantages and some unique information. So I would take both if you really want to explore the area. The RiverMaps guide books have the best topo maps of the surrounding area and better descriptions of potential camp sites. If you are only taking one guide book, the RiverMaps version is the best choice.

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