#Travelwriter Roger Naylor has released his latest book, The Amazing #KolbBrothers of #Grand Canyon. Naylor will be at the Bright Side Bookshop in Flagstaff Thursday, September 14th. Learn more: http://ow.ly/SunA30eDtMV
The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon
Roger Naylor’s new book celebrates adventuring photographers
Travel writer Roger Naylor has released his latest book, The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon.
Ellsworth Kolb arrived at Grand Canyon in 1901 with younger brother Emery Kolb soon following. #Pioneers in the fledgling tourism industry, they set up a tent at the head of the #BrightAngelTrail and began photographing #tourists as they clip-clopped into the canyon on #muleback. For nearly eight decades, these intrepid brothers explored and photographed Grand Canyon from #rimtoriver.
The Kolbs dangled from ropes, clung to sheer #cliff walls by their fingertips, climbed virtually inaccessible #summits, ran seemingly impassable #whitewaterrapids, braved the #elements, and ventured #intounknown #wilderness —all for the sake of a photo. Well, a #photo and a thrill. Sometimes it was hard to tell which was more important.
Along the way, Ellsworth and Emery made the longest-running motion picture in American history and built a studio that’s become a Grand Canyon icon.
It’s all captured in the new book, The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon. So much more than a typically dry #history, the rambunctious Kolb boys leap off the pages in this #engagingread. Published by the Grand Canyon Association, the 154-page book is packed with drama, perils, feuds, #neardeathexperiences, a cast of the canyon’s most colorful residents and 190 of the famous #Kolb photographs. This is an adventure story you must read to #believe.