The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons (Google eBook)
Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons, during exploration of last unknown part of continental U.S. 240 illustrations.
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Review: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its CanyonsUser Review - Brett Connelly - Goodreads
It is basically a compilation of notes from an exploratory geological surveying trip - so don't expect a page-turner, but it is an interesting read. I would really like to float the Grand Canyon now! Read full review
Review: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its CanyonsUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
I only read the first part of this, and though I'm very interested, now isn't the right time. I'll return another day. Read full review