Wildwood


Martin Litton
August 23, 2010, 7:27 pm
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Born in 1917 Martin Litton, is a Grand Canyon river runner, a long time environmentalist, and a protector of the gigantic sequoia trees in California. A close friend of Edward Abbey and David Brower, he has been involved in the conservation movement since he was 18.

Martin Litton has been leading trips down the Colorado river since 1971 using small wooden boats called dories. At a time when river runners were switching to rubber inflatable craft, he stuck to the wooden boats which were originally used as fishing vessels in New England and along the coast in Oregon. He own dory was called the “Sequoia.”

Check out “The Good Fight”, a short documentary about Litton and his conservation efforts.

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