Once the concrete had been poured and cured for the 710-foot Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, Glen Canyon felt forever lost to the waters of the Colorado River. The water quickly pooled into the 186-mile canyon to become part of the massive blue body of water that is Lake Powell.
The canyon was pronounced dead by the Sierra Club in 1963 and its loss encompassed more than just geological wonders, but also Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and burial sites. Its absence was mourned by conservationists and native communities alike. But the canyon isn’t truly dead, at least that’s what filmmaker and Taylor Graham discovered in 2017.
At the time, the West was experiencing a monumental drought. The Lake Powell reservoir was dwindling, and as the water level began to inch downward Glen Canyon’s many wonders slowly became unveiled. Enchanted by the lore he heard about the canyon since childhood, Graham used the drought as an opportunity to see the canyon firsthand. Joined by a small crew of friends, Graham and his team embarked on a 42-day kayak mission along the Colorado River as seen in the short film Glen Canyon Rediscovered. Follow their journey through the infamous canyon as they remind us of the importance Glen Canyon still holds today.
2019 was a wild year in the adventure world, with everything from first descents and ascents of the planet’s wildest peaks, to stories of incredible rescue missions in impossibly harsh environments. Each year, National Geographic selects of Adventurers of the Year, people who have accomplished things so out of the ordinary that they deserve higher recognition. Among those who have won this award in the past are Jeremy Jones, Alex Honnold, Kilian Jornet, and Hilaree Nelson, to name a few.
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