Grand Canyon Trivia Trek: An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey-- Grand Canyon National Park in your pocket! Loaded with more than 150 photographs secured from the archives of the Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection, the reader's connection to the park will deepen to the Colorado River as the answers to their biting questions are revealed along with answers to questions they never thought to ask. As a side effect of researching and spending so much time in Grand Canyon National Park's front and back country, Flood Hefley found himself writing Grand Canyon Trivia Trek: An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey almost by accident. Filled with absorbing bet-ya-didn't-know nuggets of pure-flowing Grand Canyon information, this book is the can't-put-it-down perfect companion for enriching your experience of the park.
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GRAND CANYON TRIVIA TREK: AN INTREPID RIM-TO-RIM HISTORICAL JOURNEY Trivia not in the classic sense of the word. I don't give you questions and homework, but bite-sized pieces of history that take you through the entire national park and vicinity. If this statement sounds familiar, we have met and had great conversation at one or more of my author signings in Grand Canyon National Park. It can be said that Grand Canyon Trivia Trek: An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey was almost written by accident. As a group and solo hiker of the backcountry, in the early years of the 1980s, there was still only sparse information available on backcountry routes. Before going into each region of the park, I would research to see what I was going to get myself into. I came back with more questions than answers, so I began deeper research by investigating historic documents and other media and by talking to some of the descendants of the "hired hands" who assisted the pioneering past. (My personal connection to the pioneers is in the meeting of Emery Kolb in 1974--two years before his passing.) When talking to rangers, I was sometimes asked if I could remark a route. I said 'Yes ... I need to find my way out of here.' Obviously there was no internet in those years, therefore, the entire book was researched and written without the Internet. In the decades that followed, I had accumulated binders and binders of pure-flowing Grand Canyon information. When researching trails, I found myself researching the dynamics of the Colorado River and the Native Americans, primarily the Ancestral Puebloan--then called Anasazi--who originally developed the pathways from animal tracks that led into the depths of the canyon. This research led to the pioneers who followed with their prospecting and mining ventures and the equine that transported the ore--which led to the railroad from Williams, Arizona. Mining led to tourism and lodging which led to a need for reliable and constant domestic water service. A greater quantity of water for the growing Grand Canyon tourism overwrote train tank car delivery service from Del Rio Springs and Bellemont, Arizona, to a water supply pipeline from the North Rim to the South Rim. Because the pipeline construction was predominantly a helicopter supported project, this led to one of the first helicopter flight-seeing services beginning in 1965-- Papillon-Grand Canyon Helicopters. Still, my best research resources are my small, but thick, notebooks that came along on my many journeys along the forested and scrub brush lined North and South Rims and below in the Inner Canyon. In them are tons of notes and sketches. With a shortened pencil (ink freezes in winter) to fit inside. The notebooks are a bit tattered and are held together with a rubber band... sound familiar? You are right! Pre-Indiana Jones style. Along with my knack for repairing gear with rudimentary supplies out in the middle of the canyon, like from television's MacGyver, I have been told that I'm a cross between the two. I have also been told "There is stuff in here [Grand Canyon Trivia Trek] that can't be found anywhere else in print!" Grand Canyon Trivia Trek: An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey is a life work like the priceless blankets woven by the Dine, or Navajo people, that are oh so worth sharing!From the Back Cover:
GRAND CANYON TRIVIA TREK: AN INTREPID RIM-TO-RIM HISTORICAL JOURNEY One of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is host to a wealth of natural and human history. Flood Hefley mines this mother lode in Grand Canyon Trivia Trek: An Intrepid Rim-to-Rim Historical Journey, turning up a fortune of "bet-ya-didn't-know" nuggets of trivia, together with historic and personal photographs, to enrich your experience of Grand Canyon National Park. Enhance your connection to the park with the answers to your nagging questions--along with the answers to the questions you never thought to ask!You'll read about:
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