Enjoy these photos from the Wyoming-to-Mexico paddling expedition that became the unforgettable film series Remains of a River. Beginning June 29, a new Remains of a River episode will premiere every Friday throughout the summer. You can get each new installment fresh off the press by subscribing to our RSS Feed, or to our YouTube or Vimeo channel.
Will and Zak in three feet of snow near the source of the Green River, Wind River Mountains, WY.
Packrafting through the October chill of the upper Green River.
A snowy November afternoon at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.
Full moon in Desolation Canyon.
Desert bighorn sheep in Desolation Canyon.
Houseboats moored on an artificial reservoir.
A night hike to the famous Nankoweap granaries.
A big, beautiful wave in the Grand at 22,000 cfs in December – a true wilderness surfing experience.
Will paddles up Havasu Creek, a Grand Canyon tributary.
Just another side canyon.
Neon casinos dot the riverfront in Laughlin, NV.
A series of dams dot the lower river. Zak searches for a way around one.
Outside of Yuma, AZ, the mighty Colorado River is reduced to a trickle.
In Mexico, the riverbed is completely dry and all the water goes into irrigation canals. Zak floats near the end of the canal system.
Eventually, even the canals ran out and paddling became impossible.
After 113 days of paddling and hiking, Zak and Will make it to the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
All photos copyright Will Stauffer-Norris, 2012.
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