The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River

The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River

The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River ❴Download❵ ➸ The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River Author Brad Dimock – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Bert Loper, the Grand Old Man of the Colorado, was born the day Major Powell discovered the confluence of the San Juan and Colorado in He died just days after the first motorboat had passed through G Bert Loper, the Hard Way: Kindle Ò Grand Old Man of the Colorado, was born the day Major Powell discovered the confluence of the San Juan and Colorado inHe died just days after the first motorboat had passed through Grand Canyon He knew every river runner The Very eBook ´ in between, and by the time of his death atyears old, had run of the Colorado than anyone But it was never easy orphaned an abused, Loper had to make his way along the bottom of society, often as a hard rock miner, Very Hard Way: PDF ↠ coal miner or lonely placer miner on a gravel bar But in the Colorado River he found inspiration, and he died at the oars of his own wooden boat in a major Grand Canyon Rapid Loper is truly mythic, and his is the story of the Colorado.


10 thoughts on “The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River

  1. Ants Ants says:

    Brad Dimock has written an excellent book, but it will likely not be a fast reader There are 457 numbered pages, plenty of references and an abundance of pictures.Albert Loper, commonly referred to as Bert, lived a life that I could not imagine For those who may be curious, I am a much bigger fan of history and story than a river rat The history of activities in the Grand Canyon other than native Americans is surprisingly well documented Loper s life leading up to his river adventures was Brad Dimock has written an excellent book, but it will likely not be a fast reader There are 457 numbered pages, plenty of references and an abundance of pictures.Albert Loper, commonly referred to as Bert, lived a life that I could not imagine For those who may be curious, I am a much bigger fan of history and story than a river rat The history of activities in the Grand Canyon other than native Americans is surprisingly well documented Loper s life leading up to his river adventures was a hard scrabble existence It didn t change much, but his River enthusiasm never waned.Dimock s unique approach in presenting the material was executed well I would imagine the aha moment when the approach revealed itself was well remembered With the abundance of material, the opportunities must have been plenty to get lost in the writing the book.To Bert, may your spirit continue to inspire others around the rivers To Brad, congratulations I appreciate your efforts and the results To future readers, take the time to read the details of an amazing life, an era that was profoundly different than the current, and appreciate how plain folks survived in ademanding life


  2. Ross Ross says:

    I enjoyed this book but, 400 pages is a lot to read about some old river rat who didn t really accomplish that much in his life My enjoyment came from the fact that I was personally familiar with the rivers he ran and like learning about those who preceded todays river runners It was interesting to see the connections between Mr Loper and the young river guides that he trained who were the old timers and pioneers I learned about when I worked on the Colorado river in the 1970 s I was surpris I enjoyed this book but, 400 pages is a lot to read about some old river rat who didn t really accomplish that much in his life My enjoyment came from the fact that I was personally familiar with the rivers he ran and like learning about those who preceded todays river runners It was interesting to see the connections between Mr Loper and the young river guides that he trained who were the old timers and pioneers I learned about when I worked on the Colorado river in the 1970 s I was surprised that the names of the rapids in the Grand Canyon have remained constant over the years It was also interesting to learnof the history of the towns and communities in Southern Utah in the late 1800s and early 1900s Many of the river access points today are at the same locations as in 1900 but the mining and ranching communities that once existed there have disappeared and I never understood who or why they had built roads to access these remote spots like Cisco, Sand Wash and Hite


  3. Lynette Lynette says:

    Exhaustively researched history of Bert Loper who was quite a guy Interesting two track structure odd chapters life, even chapters legend which in the beginning I thought would drive me crazy, but really we know how it ends, so he might as well just start there, right I really enjoyed seeing the interplay between Loper and other characters from river history that I ve read about over the years And, this adds to the number of people I want to read about


  4. Brad Brad says:

    My favorite book I ever wrote.


  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    Pretty good book about the first known explorations of the Colorado by boat raft and the crazy ass people that first ran the river


  6. Corey Ames Corey Ames says:

    As a former river guide, it was great to read about the pioneers of river running I found I can track my guide training back to Burt via Ken Sleight and the first generation of SPLORE guides


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10 thoughts on “The Very Hard Way: Bert Loper and the Colorado River

  1. Ants Ants says:

    Brad Dimock has written an excellent book, but it will likely not be a fast reader There are 457 numbered pages, plenty of references and an abundance of pictures.Albert Loper, commonly referred to as Bert, lived a life that I could not imagine For those who may be curious, I am a much bigger fan of history and story than a river rat The history of activities in the Grand Canyon other than native Americans is surprisingly well documented Loper s life leading up to his river adventures was Brad Dimock has written an excellent book, but it will likely not be a fast reader There are 457 numbered pages, plenty of references and an abundance of pictures.Albert Loper, commonly referred to as Bert, lived a life that I could not imagine For those who may be curious, I am a much bigger fan of history and story than a river rat The history of activities in the Grand Canyon other than native Americans is surprisingly well documented Loper s life leading up to his river adventures was a hard scrabble existence It didn t change much, but his River enthusiasm never waned.Dimock s unique approach in presenting the material was executed well I would imagine the aha moment when the approach revealed itself was well remembered With the abundance of material, the opportunities must have been plenty to get lost in the writing the book.To Bert, may your spirit continue to inspire others around the rivers To Brad, congratulations I appreciate your efforts and the results To future readers, take the time to read the details of an amazing life, an era that was profoundly different than the current, and appreciate how plain folks survived in ademanding life

  2. Ross Ross says:

    I enjoyed this book but, 400 pages is a lot to read about some old river rat who didn t really accomplish that much in his life My enjoyment came from the fact that I was personally familiar with the rivers he ran and like learning about those who preceded todays river runners It was interesting to see the connections between Mr Loper and the young river guides that he trained who were the old timers and pioneers I learned about when I worked on the Colorado river in the 1970 s I was surpris I enjoyed this book but, 400 pages is a lot to read about some old river rat who didn t really accomplish that much in his life My enjoyment came from the fact that I was personally familiar with the rivers he ran and like learning about those who preceded todays river runners It was interesting to see the connections between Mr Loper and the young river guides that he trained who were the old timers and pioneers I learned about when I worked on the Colorado river in the 1970 s I was surprised that the names of the rapids in the Grand Canyon have remained constant over the years It was also interesting to learnof the history of the towns and communities in Southern Utah in the late 1800s and early 1900s Many of the river access points today are at the same locations as in 1900 but the mining and ranching communities that once existed there have disappeared and I never understood who or why they had built roads to access these remote spots like Cisco, Sand Wash and Hite

  3. Lynette Lynette says:

    Exhaustively researched history of Bert Loper who was quite a guy Interesting two track structure odd chapters life, even chapters legend which in the beginning I thought would drive me crazy, but really we know how it ends, so he might as well just start there, right I really enjoyed seeing the interplay between Loper and other characters from river history that I ve read about over the years And, this adds to the number of people I want to read about

  4. Brad Brad says:

    My favorite book I ever wrote.

  5. Shannon Shannon says:

    Pretty good book about the first known explorations of the Colorado by boat raft and the crazy ass people that first ran the river

  6. Corey Ames Corey Ames says:

    As a former river guide, it was great to read about the pioneers of river running I found I can track my guide training back to Burt via Ken Sleight and the first generation of SPLORE guides

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