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Rafting: It's Really Nice

A short film about one woman’s experience downriver

My mom, rafting (Photo: Courtesy Brendan Leonard)
My mom, rafting

In June 1869, the Powell Expedition made the courageous first descent of the Green River through the Gates of Lodore. In June 2018, my mom, Kathy Leonard, made her first descent of the Green River through the Gates of Lodore. We made a short film about her trip:

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Lead Photo: Courtesy Brendan Leonard
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