Urban Rivers: Southwest and Far West

  |  Gorp.com

They say every river runs to the sea. Actually, some don't - but the point is well taken. Traditionally rivers have been the connectors between the richness of the earth and the world of trade. In fact, many river goddesses are said to embody wealth. But all too frequently access to rivers for the people who live in the cities has been made difficult by a wall of commercial activity: docks, warehouses, train tracks and busy roads. GORP has selected some U.S. towns where paddlers, fishers, wildlife viewers, and strollers have found ways to coexist with commerce and agriculture.

Urban rivers offer a lightening quick get-away and a handy training ground for honing outdoor skills. They also have charms all their own: surprising wildlife, hidden adventure, new views of the city. Walk—and paddle and fish—the waterfront with GORP. . .

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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