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PT “Pat” Reilly, Moulty Fulmer and Brick Mortenson discuss final plans before their launch in 1957 on the highest water ever run – 126,000 cfs. Tomorrow we all depart for Lees Ferry to put in the boats.
On March 25, 2014, river runners from five Western states, Canada, and Japan, will ready three homemade boats, replicas of important historical designs, attempting a twenty-four day self-guided traverse of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. The replica boats represent a snapshot of river running in Grand Canyon during the 1950s and 1960s, just before Glen Canyon Dam took control of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon.
Using satellite communication we will attempt to upload a message of the day’s activities and events. We are expecting very low water releases from Glen Canyon Dam so these boats and their rowers will be tested on water levels that their designs a half century ago would have rejected and gone home. Helen Howard will documenting our good runs or flips, boat repairs and river runners stories on a daily post.