In 2011 and 2012 we traveled over 2500 miles on the Colorado River system, from two sources to the sea. By kayak, foot, and raft, we have gained a first-hand perspective on the river and the people whose lives depend on it. Through photographs, articles, and a web-video series, we seek to depict the whole watershed, from snowcapped peaks to wilderness canyons to a devastated delta. Down the Colorado is brought to you courtesy of the Colorado College State of the Rockies Project and Marine Ventures Foundation.
Powell to Powell: Portraits of the Upper Colorado
Our journey during summer 2012 is told in 5 short films. EP1: "Complicating the Divide" examines transbasin diversions. EP2: "Profit and Play" explores recreation. EP3: "The Desert Blooms" looks at the booming fracking industry and agriculture. EP4: "Confluence" ponders solutions to the Colorado's myriad problems. EP5: "A New Way Downstream" shows our solar-powered voyage across Lake Powell.
A timelapse of our 2011-12 Source to Sea journey