Thursday, September 08, 2011

Happy 100th Anniversary to the Kolb Brothers Historic River Trip

It was 100 years ago today that brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb began their adventurous river trip from Green River, Wyoming to Needles California. You can peruse a fantastic web site full of information about the trip here. (Note that Chapters 2, 3, and 4 deal with the river trip specifically, but other chapters highlight the brothers other activities at Grand Canyon).

Ellsworth and Emery about the time of their trip from Wyoming to California, 1911-1912
When the Kolbs reached Bright Angel Creek deep within Grand Canyon, they parked their boat and walked 7 miles up to their home on the South Rim. The Kolb Studio still stands and is one of the highlights of a visit to the Grand Canyon.

Photo from deep within the Grand Canyon


  1. A great book and such an awesome place to be. Sure glad I got a chance to float the lower river last month with staff. And that it was in big motorized rafts, unlike the Kolb's.

  2. One of my favorite Canyon memories is of the tour you gave us of Kolb studio!...thx again! Great klink with good info as well...


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