He floated down the unknown Colorado River with row boats and experienced for the first time the entirety of the Glen Canyon. Glen Canyon clearly out does in beauty compared the famous and overrun Grand Canyon. Geopolitical and economic forces shifted the access to Glen Canyon by building a huge dam and inaugurating it in 1963. However, at the same time it allowed easier access to the remoteness by motor boat to what is nowadays called Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. For the last 8 years I explore Glen Canyon every Spring and Autumn.