Calvin is a dinosaur enthusiast and wanted to go whitewater rafting with his dad so coming to Dinosaur National Monument seemed a natural fit for these two astute explorers. Perhaps Calvin was channelling R. L. Sanderson, a young news correspondent who had requested career advice from the infamous Horace Greeley, news editor of the New York Tribune, who in 1871 (same year as John Wesley Powell's second expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers) wrote:
“So many people ask me what they shall do; so few tell me what they can do. Yet this is the pivot wherein all must turn. I believe that each of us who has his place to make should go where men are wanted, and where employment is not bestowed as alms. Of course, I say to all who are in want of work, Go West!”And West they came. I arranged for them to both take the day long raft journey through Whirlpool Canyon in the monument on the Green River and to visit some of the wild destinations within the county such as the Sand Wash Horse Management Area.
|Calvin Communing With The Wild Horse Herd|
|At the Raft Take-Out Ramp|
|You Needed to Run Fast, Very Fast|