Grand Canyon River Guides

Oral History Update
See Ya!
A Coronary Bypass
SES and the Super
How Do They Do It?
Restoration & Revegetation
Trails Trip
Old Shady
GCRG Fall Meeting
The Hualapai Tribe
Phantom Phone Bandits
Meet Marlene
Air Traffic
Further Education
Debris Flow
Speaking of Debris Flows...
Atmospheric Optics - Part II
Final Curtain for the Bio Bio

the journal of Grand Canyon River Guides, Inc.
volume 7   number 1                 winter 1993/1994


   Most Grand Canyon boaters know of Buzz Holmstrom’s 1937 solo journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers. Many of you may have read of his life and death in David Lavender’s River Runners of the Grand Canyon. If not, you should, as we won’t repeat most of the better known facts you’ll find there. What we’d like to present are two unique perspectives of a man who may have been both the greatest natural boatman to ever dip an oar on the Colorado, and the humblest.

   Vince Welch travelled through his own, and Buzz’s, native Northwest in search of Buzz. Brad Dimock went through Buzz’s voluminous journal of his solo trip and pulled out some of the more revealing and descriptive passages. The stories that follow will give you new insight into the legend and the man that is Buzz.

Looking for Buzz

Down the Colorado