Breaking Into The Current – A Highly Recommended Book for Grand Canyon Raft Enthusiasts
Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon – Breaking into the Current is an absorbing read. It encompasses the history of women boatmen and the earliest women to guide full-time in Grand Canyon. The author, Louise Teal, is highly qualified to speak to this subject, as she was one the first women to guide in the Grand Canyon. She is also a long time AzRA guide.
In the early years of commercial rafting, with the exception of Georgie White (the queen bee of the river), piloting or rowing a boat in the Grand Canyon was the bastion of men. No testosterone? Then you need not apply. But by the 70’s, women were starting to be more involved with running the rafts. The roles they began to fill were not just limited to food service or logistical areas of an expedition. This inspiring book looks at eleven of the first women to break into the industry as fully qualified guides and captains of their craft. Georgie White and the early history of women and Grand Canyon are also covered in some detail. However, the courageous stories of these eleven pioneers in their own words highlights the challenges they faced with humor and grace.
Own Your Own Copy of Breaking Into The Current
This reading captures the interest of both women and men. The women in this book share their “romance” with the canyon. They disclose why they took the risks they did to leave civilized life behind. Each of these women tell their version of how they “break into the current” of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Pick this book up before or after your raft adventure at the Red River Sports retail store. You can also order online.