Explorer's notebook: Craig Childs on the Lower San Juan


Craig Childs reads from his journal and narrates his paddle down the Lower San Juan River, with photos and video he took on the trip.

Additional photography courtesy of andrew davidoff, Alaskan Dude, and kla4067. Licensed under Creative Commons.

Canyon treefrog recording copyright Jeff Rice and the Western Soundscape Archive.

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Benjamin Perry
Benjamin Perry Subscriber
Apr 19, 2011 02:15 PM
I'd fully expected Mr. Childs to find the toilet seat we lost on a river trip above the Goosenecks in about 2003. In a video essay about the transition from river to Lake Powell, it would have been a serendipitous find.
Karen & George Chapman
Karen & George Chapman Subscriber
Apr 19, 2011 03:51 PM
Nice job Craig, enjoyed the film.
David Inouye
David Inouye Subscriber
May 01, 2011 03:26 PM
What time of year was your trip? Did someone pick you up on the lake, or did you go all the way to a ramp?
Diane Mayfield
Diane Mayfield Subscriber
Sep 15, 2013 02:16 PM
I enjoyed this documentary as a senior that will never get in raft, canoe or any boat of any kind on the water. It is for those who care enough to write about it for us to feel, and to enjoy the beauty of God's work.