Steve Miller Publishes “The Salt River”, an iBook

“The Salt River, a Photo Journey and Visual Guide” , by Steve Miller, joins “The Grand, the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, a Photo Journey and Visual Guide, together showcasing Arizona’s two most sought-after river trips. Like the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, the Salt River is unique. The 52-mile trip down the Salt River combines exciting whitewater and spectacular scenery in a Sonoran desert setting, which most notably includes Arizona’s spectacular saguaro cactus. At the heart of the trip is the 32,000 acre Salt River Canyon Wilderness, where, in the Jump Off Canyon section, one finds the most challenging whitewater and most awe-inspiring scenery. With almost 500 photos, annotated maps and 17 movies of rapids, everything of interest is shown: Class 2-4 rapids, spring wildflowers, cacti of all sorts, side canyons and swimming holes, sculpted and polished rocks, potholes, ripple-marked slabs, gorges of white granite and dark metamorphic rock, wildlife, campsites, waterfalls, indian ruins, every rock layer that the river has carved through, spectacular vistas, mileages, historical information, environmental concerns and more.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1244922282

Steve Miller earlier published “The Grand, the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, a Photo Journey and Visual Guide”, also an iBook. With 364 pages, this book covers the 297 miles of the trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and below, to a take-out on Lake Mead. Both books share the same format, showing and describing, through photos, movies, and text, everything of interest on and along the two rivers. A 3rd edition of this book is now (June 2017) close to release. Don’t miss it!

Steve Miller is the VP of New Wave Rafting Co, located on the Rio Grande, near Taos, NM. New Wave Rafting Company provides half-day and full-day trips on the Rio Grande, ranging in difficulty from Class 2 – 4, and full-day and 3-day trips on the nearby Rio Chama. The Rio Chama is a tributary of the Rio Grande, but is located in an area of scenic beauty quite unlike that of the Rio Grande. This colorful sandstone area has been made famous in the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, and many Westerns are shot on and along this river.

the Rio Chama

Chama Rock, on the Rio Chama

The re-make of the Magnificent 7, alongside the Rio Chama

http://www.newwaverafting.com

 

 

Rio Chama

The Leslie Barclay party journeyed down the Rio Chama with us on July 19 and 20. Kathy Miller, President of NWRCo., led the overnight trip, with the support of NWR staff Joe Cameron, Lillian Wilson (aka Sancho Panza) and Jesse Verellen. I understand that they had a great time! The Rio Chama Wild and Scenic river is one of the charter rivers in the Federal Wild and Scenic system, and flows through the Carson National Forest Chama Canyon Wilderness. Here’s what one guest said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the river trip! Cathy and the others were all joys to work with!  Thanks again,  Sandy”

From left to right: Joe, Lillian, Jesse and Kathy

From left to right: Joe, Lillian, Jesse and Kathy (selfie)

From left to right: Kathy, Jesse, Joe, Lillian. They're cooking salmon over the coals.

From left to right: Kathy, Jesse, Joe, Lillian. They’re cooking salmon over the coals.

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Joe serving our guests

Marshmallows!

Marshmallows!

Bull snake on a cliff face

Bull snake on a cliff face

Placid water

Placid water

That's Kathy, wearing her new pith helmet

That’s Kathy, wearing her new pith helmet

New Wave Rafting Co season ends

Another New Wave Rafting Co season under our belts … 33 summers of running the Rio Grande and Rio Chama! And … there is an El Nino predicted for this winter, with above average snowfall. Call us in late winter to find out about the snowpack, and book your Taos Box trip. Talk to you then.

Also, check on this blog during the winter, since we post all the time. You never know what you’re going to see!

Powerline Falls, on the Taos Box run of the Rio Grande river, near Taos, NM

Powerline Falls, on the Taos Box run