For a man raised in southern Alaska where water is nearly always in surplus, the Four Corners is an adventure in the opposites for here water is more precious than gold and fickle as a magpie. Driving around today we saw a sign in Grand Junctions "WATER in THE DITCH" not something you'd see in Alaska. We've always got water in the ditch. I remember a gal came to our B&B once from New Mexico, and one of the first things she said was, "We were driving down the highway and there water running off the mountain right into the ocean and nobody was doing anything about it!" Imagine that kind of connection with water.
On this canoe trip down the green we are taking a gallon of water per day per person. I never carried that much water before. Even before loading the canoe with that eighty pounds of water, it occurs to me that we traveling on water, fresh water. Ain't life strange -- I immediately quit worrying about having enough water. I may get sunburned, snake-bite or drowned, but I don't think I'll die of thirst.
MORE LATER, with photos.