Where the Colorado River Is Born (Paperback)
The birthplace of the Colorado River is not one place in the Colorado Mountains; it is half of the mountains in the state, steep unforgiving alpine terrain with majestic amounts of snow. Largely off limits except to the most adventurous, the author set out to bring the source of one of the most controversial water sources in the country to anyone who wants to see it. Containing 95 images, the book is an aerial photography documentation of the Upper Colorado, Roaring Fork, Blue, Gunnison, Eagle, Yampa, and Uncompaghre River Basins as well as the mountain ranges that feed them, in stunning detail and beauty, all taken from an antique aircraft during the Colorado spring melt. Containing 7 river basin maps with detailed information and locations of photographs, the book is a useful resource for those doing research and also a work of art simply to be enjoyed. The author also scales a 13,000 foot mountain on foot to show how melt water rapidly descends almost 4,000 feet from the peak to become part of the river system and into the Colorado itself.
About the Author
Garrett Fisher is the author of four books and Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Innovation. He is a visionary at heart - examining existing conventions from limitless angles and calling entrenched thinking into question: in economics, through literature, and via the arts. "Seeing things as others do not," he has enjoyed a career in management consulting, financial turnarounds, and Chief Financial Officer roles at many firms. He presently is involved in a number of highly interesting projects, from aerial photography to fiction to an innovative sequel to his first book, The Human Theory of Everything. If Mr. Fisher is not found working as a mad scientist on his many projects, you can find him flying his antique airplane, sitting by a majestic body of water, or hiding above the timberline somewhere in the Rockies. Aside from his published books, he has contributed to Wired and had his photography published in a variety of world-wide media outlets.