Just in time for Colorado River Days, Jon Fuller will be at Bright Side Bookshop to present his new book "Verde River Elegy: A Paddling Journey to the River’s End"! This is a free event.
About "Verde River Elegy: A Paddling Journey to the River’s End": Verde River Elegy tells the story of the author's epic canoe journey from the Verde River headwaters to its end at the Salt River, the longest known continuous boat trip on the river. The Verde River s precious ribbon of green is a 196-mile oasis of riverside forests, stunning canyons, diverse wildlife, and cool water in the searing Arizona heat. In addition to the spectacular scenery, Jon also encountered flow-depleting diversion dams, river-choking invasive plants, threatening hillbillies and hat-stealing trees. Jon paddled alone through tranquil pools and splashy rapids along this beautiful oasis, with only his trusty canoe Red for company, a laminated river map to show the way, and a notebook in which to record the journey. From that notebook, Verde River Elegy was born. Jon's writing is at times humorous, always reflective, and ultimately poignant, as development threatens the river s very existence. He took this trip to say farewell to the shining emerald that is the Verde River before it is gone forever.