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KZMU News: Thursday August 1, 2019

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One hundred and fifty years ago, a group of explorers led by civil war veteran John Wesley Powell set out to document the canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. To commemorate the journey, a group of scientists have been retracing his steps this summer. Our partners at Rocky Mountain Community Radio spoke by phone with the trip’s leader during one of their stops.

[Photo: The confluence of the Green River and the Yampa in northwestern Colorado was on Powell’s route. Powell named the spot Echo Park after his crew members shouted at the surrounding cliffs. Luke Runyon/KUNC]

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