NRS Films

Remains of a River

Episode 5: Desert Sea

Lake Powell is both a massive intrusion on the landscape and a beautiful place for paddling. After kayaking Cataract Canyon, Will and Zak take the good with the bad on Lake Powell and, as always, keep charging in their quest to paddle the Colorado River System from the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming to the Sea of Cortez.

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.