NRS Films

Remains of a River

Episode 6: The Grandest Canyon

Our intrepid paddlers, Will and Zak, leave the artificial environment of Lake Powell and join 11 friends, with 4 rafts, for a 25-day journey through the Grand Canyon. They’re in gourmet heaven, with loads of eggs, meat, flour, veggies, beer, wine… and bacon! Spectacular scenery, challenging rapids, desert wildlife, and good companions; it’s a highlight of their Colorado River source-to-sea journey.

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.