Most Grand Canyon boaters know
of Buzz Holmstroms 1937 solo journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers. Many of you
may have read of his life and death in David Lavenders River Runners of the Grand
Canyon. If not, you should, as we wont repeat most of the better known facts
youll find there. What wed 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 Buzzs, native Northwest in
search of Buzz. Brad Dimock went through Buzzs 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