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  • Pecos River

    "Suddenly, and with a whoosh of brilliantly clear water, which my companions and I can feel as we go downriver, a great western river is reborn."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Landscape

    "For all its obscurity, the Lower Pecos flows through one of the loveliest and most pristine landscapes in America."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Canyons

    "The Lower Pecos is surrounded on all sides by private land. Landowners here are tolerant of camping, partly because they know how murderously difficult it would be to climb out of the canyon and trespass any further."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Smooth Water

    "For every rapid we had to line or drag, there were ten that were both rollicking and relatively easy to run."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Paddlers

    "Who are we? A motley assemblage of middle-aged men, all looking for a bragging-rights adventure in the great American West."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Petroglyphs

    "There are hundreds of glyphs, many of them pure abstractions. There are handprints and bear paws and swirls that look like targets; there are carvings of atlatls everywhere."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Lower Pecos River

    "No more than 40 people run the Lower Pecos each year."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Color Scheme

    "The Pecos has a clarity matched only by its wild tropical color schemes, which would remind you of a corona beer commercial except that the colors are far more vivid."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos River Side Channel

    "For most of the 19th century, the Pecos was one of those western rivers that, whether you were driving cattle, running a wagon train, marching blue-coated soldiers, or riding with a Comanche war party, you had to cross it."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

  • Pecos water lever

    "The Pecos at this water level is not a terribly dangerous river. And yet in these wilds, injury or even death can be quite a casual thing."
    —S.C. Gwynne, The Lost River of Divine Reincarnation

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