With a little help from the local Sheriff, Will and Zak portage Flaming Gorge Dam and enter gorgeous Lodore Canyon to begin the first raft-supported section of their source-to-sea journey down the Green and Colorado rivers. 400 miles of flowing water, stunning fall beauty and a surprise visitor lie ahead. As a special bonus, Zak shows off his freestyle rapping skills.
Two friends. 113 days. 1,700 miles. One endangered river.
From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming's Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source to the sea, filming and narrating on the fly. The resulting film series, Remains of a River, is an unforgettable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation. At turns inspiring and alarming, these ten short works will have you laughing, marveling, shaking your head, and maybe planning an adventure of your own.