Today, the winner of our #KeepItWild sweepstakes began their exploration of the southwest with Satellites in the High Country author Jason Mark. While they spend three days and two nights hiking a portion of the Arizona Trail, go on your own journey with explorer Wade Davis in this week's #ForewordFriday. In River Notes, Davis tells the story of the Colorado River—how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion. Yet despite a century of human interference, the splendor of the Colorado lives on in the river’s remaining wild rapids, quiet pools, and sweeping canyons. 

A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, River Notes is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind’s complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources. Check out an excerpt of the book below.


View the excerpt on Issuu.