Along with information about running rivers and fishing, the updated "Dinosaur River Guide" by Loie Belnap Evans and Buzz Belnap of Evergreen offers historical and geological insights into northwestern Colorado.
“It’s more than just a river guide,” Evans says while talking about the newly released edition of her book. “We’re pretty excited about all the new information.”
With stories about everything from early pioneers to prehistoric creatures that once inhabited the territory, the guide can be an enriching traveler’s companion.
In the book, Evans emphasizes the significance of the Yampa River with its high-water flows for native fish.
“Because of the Yampa, you get all the benefits of a free-flowing river,” Evans says, adding that, as one of the last unregulated rivers, it’s very special.
Within its 32 new pages, the "Dinosaur River Guide" also contains an illustrated geology section describing how rocks were formed. The living landscape section features descriptions of dinosaur eco-zones, along with a plant and animal gallery. Other sections feature the Dinosaur Quarry and Visitors Center and boating in the Flaming Gorge.
This waterproof guide is packed with lively, detailed illustrations and colorful photographs of the area.
Evans is a 40-year resident of Evergreen who has authored several river guides, including one on the Grand Canyon. She was a licensed river guide for many years, working with Fastwater Expeditions, a family-owned business.
Evans will be at HearthFire Books’ Wine@5 on Thursday, June 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. along with Charlie Nuttleman, author of “Colorado Adventure Guide.” A Colorado Springs native, Nuttleman has written a guide that offers information about hiking, biking, backpacking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the state.
HearthFire Books is at 1254 Bergen Parkway in the Bergen Village Shopping Center. For more information, call 303-670-4549, or visit www.hearthfirebooks.com.
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