[5] Some sections were perilous goat trails, hundreds of feet above the river, in otherwise sheer rock cliffs. [9] Grua first had the idea after reading Colin Fletcher's best-seller The Man Who Walked Through Time (1968) in which Fletcher hiked the length of the Canyon inside Grand Canyon National Park, the first person to do so. He is also the only trainer in Washington State history to win five races in a single day twice. Kenton "Factor" Grua (July 25, 1950 – August 25, 2002)[1] was a Grand Canyon river guide. They pull the boat over to take a quick rest and allow the moon to further illuminate the river before they attempt Mile 205. He felt the mile was an overlooked distance, neither a sprint nor an endurance run. The following Graded events were held at Emerald Downs in 2019. [5] The Colorado River forms the base of the canyon and he walked along or near it from the northern terminus near Lee's Ferry (started at Badger Canyon) to the southern terminus at Grand Wash Cliffs. Many famous jockeys have ridden at Emerald Downs, including several members of the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. The Emerald Mile approaches another challenging stretch of the river known to the guides as Mile 205. He reached the end with an official time of 35 hours and 5 minutes, besting the Emerald Mile’s record by a whopping 93 minutes. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named the Emerald Mile at the head of the Grand Canyon, just 15 miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd but downright suicidal. Wasserman is the track's all-time leading earner, with $575,024 in purses thru the 2015 season. Each stall is 10 feet (3.0 m) by 12 feet (3.7 m) in size. It is named after Seattle, the Emerald City. Well I finally finished The Emerald Mile and gave it the extremely rare, for me, five star rating. Grua died at 52 years of age from a heart attack related to a fall from his mountain bike on lower Schultz Creek Trail, near his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. Emerald Downs operated as a Limited Partnership from 1996 to 2015, with a group of investors led by Ron Crockett. Description: A topographic map of Canada, in polar projection (for 90° W), showing elevations shaded from green to brown (higher), with elevation-legend overlaid at lower left.Nearby countries are shaded darker (compare elevation shades at Canadian borders). Note: The Pick Four was changed to a $0.50 minimum wager in 2010. Since arriving from California in 2013, Metz has reeled off three straight training titles with 42, 49 and 66 wins. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Unlike Fletcher who wrote a best-selling book and became a hiking icon, Grua did little to publicize his accomplishment, which went largely unnoticed until much later, other than among his fellow river guides. However, there is no turf course. The Emerald Coast is in the Florida Panhandle and is also called the Miracle Strip, includes Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties. The race is open to horses three years of age and older and is run on dirt over a distance of one mile (eight furlongs). Emerald Downs biggest race is the Longacres Mile Handicap, a Grade III event. [3] Noosa Beach leads in career stakes victories with 11. It was won by the betting favorite, Noosa Beach. The 6-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Bertrando-Striking Scholar is owned by Jim and Mona Hour of Bellevue, Wash., trained by Larry Ross and ridden by Leslie Mawing. Races are run Friday through Sunday the majority of the season. The entire structure – including the sales arena and 4,400 square feet (410 m2) of office space – is 17,300 square feet (1,610 m2). Property Value; dbo:abstract Kenton "Factor" Grua (July 25, 1950 – August 25, 2002) was a Grand Canyon river guide. Moreover it is a great history read about the cause and effect of man damming up the Glen Canyon to tame and use Mother Nature. Frazier won the riding title again in 2009 with 155 victories and $1,492,455 in earnings. [8] Ridden by Ricky Frazier and trained by Doris Harwood for owner Jeff Harwood, the winner paid $5.60, $3.80 and $3.00. "[9], In 1988, Grua founded and was the first president of Grand Canyon River Guides, "a non-profit educational and environmental organization that weighs in on issues ranging from operation of Glen Canyon Dam to uranium mining near the rim, from overflight noise to quiet motors."[10]. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Library of Congress Pageturner: Photographs of buildings in Los Angeles, California and the … Doris Harwood is the only other trainer to accomplish the feat a single time, collecting five wins on August 8, 2009. The Emerald Downs Grandstand is a modern racetrack facility designed by EwingCole. In order to attract racers and attention, the purse was set at $10,000, instantly the largest staked one mile (1.6 km) race in the country (and it would remain so for more than 40 years). Fedarko informs the reader about the importance of the preservation of the river, the building of dams and what the flood meant that August day in 1983. by Nancy L. C. Steele. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Nine Mile Prairie Nine Mile Prairie is a 230-acre tract of conserved tallgrass prairie in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States.Except for one small portion of it that was farmed as recently as the 1950s, Nine-Mile Prairie has never been plowed. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal. The Longacres Mile Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race generally held in August at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. She also won 12 stakes in 2009, tying a track record she set in 2007, and is No. The 2018 racing season will be Sunday April 22 thru Sunday, September 23. However, Thoroughbred racing continued at Yakima Meadows and Playfair Race Course in Spokane during this time. It is between Heathrow's two runways- 27L/09R and 27R/09L. There is general admission seating on track level, including a grassy park area with free children's activities on weekends (weather permitting). 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There are an average of 7-8 races on weeknights, and 10 races per race weekend. His five career wins in the Longacres Mile (three at Emerald Downs) ranks best of all time. British Airways has its own terminal at Heathrow Airport in London called Terminal 5 or T5. Located on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters.Originating as a small fishing village, it is now a popular tourist destination. A Desperate man gets involved in a risky plan to smuggle emeralds across the Mexican border in order to save his daughter's life. Area code: 530: FIPS code: 06-57540: GNIS feature IDs: 277577, 2411433: Website: www.cityofplacerville.org The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. Emerald Hills Emerald Hills is a community in the southeastern section of the city of San Diego, California, United States.It is bordered by Oak Park and California State Route 94 on the north, Chollas View and Euclid Avenue on the west, Encanto on the east, and … My GoodReads review "Wow, just wow. The site is 260 hectares in size, and has its own train station. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. Located a mile and one-half south of the track property, at a cost of $6.5 million, 56 acres (230,000 m2) of wetlands were created or enhanced. In 2002, the land where Emerald Downs is situated was purchased by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for roughly $70 million. [5] Elias Butler (2007) said it was "one of the greatest hiking accomplishments in Grand Canyon history, though he has received little publicity for it. The Whale Foundation offers the Kenton Grua Memorial Scholarship,[12] benefiting Grand Canyon river guides who are pursuing further education. #3 Stanley Mitchell hut Building Updated: 2019-09-28 The Stanley Mitchell hut is an alpine hut located at an altitude of 2,060 m in the Little Yoho Valley in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. His 2013 release, The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, won a NOB. The tote board is located in the center of the oval track. 1 all-time with 66 stakes wins at Emerald Downs. As soon as the announcement was made, the first running of the race had 20 entrants; 16 actually started. In 1983, Grua, along with river guides Rudi Petschek and Steve Reynolds, set a record for speed rowing down the 277-mile length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, with a time of 36 hours, 38 minutes and 29 seconds, breaking the previous record of just under 48 hours set in 1980 by Grua, Petschek, and Wally Rist, which in turn broke the record of 52 hours established in 1951 by the Rigg brothers. In 2005, Halonator set the track record for wins in a season with 8. He was the first person in recorded history to hike through the Grand Canyon's entire length. Habitat features were added to benefit water fowl, birds of prey and mammals. Kevin Fedarko: Author, Former Senior Editor at Outside on The Emerald Mile and Colorado River Guides in the Grand Canyon Explore // Interviews // Paddle In 1983 a record snow yield in the Rocky Moun­tains cre­at­ed the high­est vol­ume of melt­wa­ter ever to surge through the Col­orado Riv­er. He was the first person in recorded history to hike through the Grand Canyon's entire length. The tote board is located in the center of the oval track. Her first major role was in Dead Calm in 1989.. Finally, the water is released into Mill Creek at an engineered rate of discharge in order to help prevent flooding downstream from the track. The ceety o Victoria, Breetish Columbie's caipital, is aboot 110 mile (180 km) tae the northwast (aboot 90 mile (140 km) bi passenger ferry) while the eastren Washington hub ceety o Spokane lies 280 mile (450 km) tae the east. Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States.It is part of the Crystal Coast and is located entirely on Bogue Banks.The population was 3,655 at the 2010 census, but as many as 50,000 tourists inhabit the area during the summer season, filling up vacant rental properties that do not count toward official census results. [5] He made his second attempt in 1977, after caching food at various points along the route. The track record for wins in a single day is six, shared by Seth Martinez (July 27, 2008) and Kevin Radke (September 2, 2002). The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. In 2011, Emerald Downs added a major Quarter Horse stakes, the $60,000 Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge Stakes run on Labor Day weekend. In 2008, locally owned and bred Wasserman took the Longacres Mile closing fast to win in a photo finish over horses shipped in to run the race. The Emerald Mile NPR coverage of The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin … Each of the 11 barns is a complete facility for horsemen with: 116 stalls; 22 tack and feed storage areas; six trainer offices; 12 hay and straw storage areas; 10 wash racks; 13 dorm rooms for grooms and six mechanical hot walkers. Biff was first out of the gate but was stalked by Coldwater, a 20-1 longshot that wasn't regarded well. The vet clinic includes: As part of the process in building the facility that exists today, Northwest Racing Associates, L.P. developed an extensive plan to mitigate the impact of a fill on low grade wetlands on the Emerald Downs property. Emerald Downs is a thoroughbred racetrack in Auburn, Washington, located a half mile east of Highway 167. Lake Tahoe (/ ˈ t ɑː h oʊ /; Washo: dáʔaw, 'the lake') is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. Odrasla je kao dijete direktora fotografije Caleba Deschanela i glumice Mary Jo Weir, a njena sestra Emily je renomirana glumica. About 20 minutes later, … The Pensacola area (Escambia and Santa Rosa counties) is also often included in this area. Rowing speed-record through the Grand Canyon, Oral history interview with Kenton Grua (includes transcript), December 2, 1997. :: Colorado Plateau Archives, "Utah river rafting pioneer Ted Hatch dies at 76", "Chasing A Dream, Speeding Down 'The Emerald Mile, "Setting a Speed Record Through the Grand Canyon", List of trails in Grand Canyon National Park, National Register of Historic Places listings in Grand Canyon National Park, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kenton_Grua&oldid=995010409, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 December 2020, at 18:42. Grua's 1983 trip took advantage of record-setting seasonal flood waters to propel a specially modified wooden dory called the Emerald Mile along the route. Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. Ricky Frazier set records for wins in a season (157) and earnings ($1,632,102) in 2007. In 2015, she starred in Martin Delaney's short film Queen's Mile. Samples are also sent to a laboratory for further testing of dissolved oxygen, ammonia and fecal coliform levels. When George Crawford opened his hard-cover edition of The Emerald Mile by Keven Fedarko, I heard gasps of surprise in the room. Bakersfield is the 11th largest city in California, the 3rd largest inland city in … It serves as a base for hiking, scrambling, ski-touring and climbing the nearby mountains. The Emerald Coast, also called the Miracle Strip, is in the Florida Panhandle and consists of the coastal regions of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay counties. Awesome Gem took the lead near the wire, defeating Noosa Beach by 1 1/2 lengths. Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be 3 Al 2 (SiO 3) 6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. [5] He was soon after hired by Grand Canyon Dories, founded by environmentalist Martin Litton, who piloted a fleet of wooden McKenzie River dories specially modified for the Colorado. [5] Grua's record stood until 2016, when a team of kayakers made the trip in 35 hours and 5 minutes - that record was broken 2 days later by solo kayaker Ben Orkin bringing the speed to 34 hours and 2 minutes. West Seattle Boy is the winningest horse in track history with 21 career trips to the winner's circle, the most recent on September 25, 2011 as a 12-year-old. The Emerald Downs infield is designed as a storm system that is sized to accommodate all storm runoff for the entire southern portion of the track property, including all rooftop surfaces as well as parking lots and the racetrack surface. The stakes attracted the owners of a New Orleans horse named Biff, grandson of Man o' War, who had just won $5000 in Chicago. Emerald Downs hosts Live Thoroughbred racing from mid April through the mid September. In addition to live racing, the track offers simulcast wagering and a card room casino year round. There are two reasons, which are kind of linked together: The story of the Emerald Mile is one of the great river tales of the canyon, and one of the few such narratives that rivals the greatest river story of them all-which is of course the story of John Wesley Powell’s pioneering expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers and ultimately through the Grand Canyon in the summer of 1869, which was … [3], In 1983, Grua, along with river guides Rudi Petschek and Steve Reynolds, set a record for speed rowing down the 277-mile length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, with a time of 36 hours, 38 minutes and 29 seconds, breaking the previous record of just under 48 hours set in 1980 by Grua, Petschek, and Wally Rist, which in turn broke the record of 52 hours established in 1951 by the Rigg brothers. [5] He estimated he had actually hiked about six hundred miles because of the circuitous route required by the canyon's treacherous topography and the need to return to the river periodically for drinking water. There are eight food stands and six beverage services throughout the facility. The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon is the 2013 travel biography written by American journalist for … Fedarko’s 2013 book about the speed attempt, The Emerald Mile, took a Grand Canyon campfire story and made it into a classic of adventure literature, weaving together the stories of early Grand Canyon exploration (including the Powell expeditions), the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, the history of river guiding in the Canyon, and Grua’s biography into a rich narrative. Vann Belvoir owns the best winning percentage in track history at 23.9%. When the deal goes awry and he is left for dead, his survival becomes a search for meaning and enlightenment in a brutally harsh desert landscape. The image is centered over longitude 90° W, with longitude meridians at 15-degree intervals apart, and latitude parallels also 15-degree. Doris Harwood set a record for earnings in a single season with $931,916 in 2009. The state of Florida in the U.S.A. has a mild subtropical climate.Because of that, millions of people have settled in the once rural state over the last hundred years. However, there is no turf course. The Emerald Mile ties together a clear line through the tumult of the high water 1983 flood on the Colorado River of a dory’s speed run through the Grand Canyon. Filmski debi je imala u filmu Mumford 1999. godine, a prvu zapaženu ulogu u filmu Almost Famous 2000. godine. Emerald Downs also hosted Indian Relay Racing in 2015 and the popular feature returns June 8–10, 2018. Emerald Downs selected other races and inaugural date: The massive payoffs for the top three horses listed were a result of a fourth-place finish by then-undefeated Knight Raider in the Diane Kem Stakes for two-year-old fillies on Washington Cup Day. Grua wanted to "do it right" by hiking the entire canyon in a single trip. Pari-mutuel windows are located on each floor to place wagers. Washington Hall of Fame trainer Tim McCanna is the all-time leader at Emerald Downs with 906 wins through 2015 and has won 10 training titles since the inaugural season of 1996. Emerald Tablets are small green items found typically near Orbs of True Knowledge, primarily significant for the game lore they contain.When examined, tablets will at first show their text in glowing green glyphs, which slowly morphs into readable text. … Carol M. Highsmith Rights and Restrictions Information "Ms. Highsmith has stipulated that her photographs are in the public domain.". The track conducts several large ungraded stakes (i.e. (20 Mile Radius Emerald Splash) The Roblox Kakyoin Noriaki experience Move 1-Rero Rero:Kakyoin licks a cherry giving him 15 awakening points (No dmg) Move 2-Hierophant Barrier:Hierophant Green makes a barrier out of its body anyone who steps on it will be shot from a random angle by a emerald splash [citation needed] Later, principally in the twentieth century, commercialism led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named gift. Qui avverrà l'incontro decisivo che chiarirà l'intreccio della storia. The Emerald City / The Jet City / Rain City. This is a great book about an epic adventure through the Grand Canyon. The 75th Longacres Mile was run on August 22, 2010. Nashville (in precedenza nota come Nashville Bar, Quartzville e Quartzburg) è un'area non incorporata della contea di El Dorado, in California. Florida's population increases by about 1,000 residents each day. The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon Paperback – July 1, 2014. by Kevin Fedarko (Author) 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,131 ratings. For the horse's protection, each stall is padded with plywood wainscot kick-boards. [3] He began college around 1968, but soon dropped out after he was offered a job as a motorman‍—‌a rubber raft guide‍—‌for Ted Hatch[4] in the Grand Canyon. Funded jointly by Northwest Racing Associates, track veterinarians, the families of Mike and Ken Alhadeff and private contributors, the Morris J. Alhadeff Equine Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility used by the Emerald Downs Veterinary Association. 10º alla Maratona di Boston - 2h11'58" 30º alla Maratona di Chicago - 2h21'40" Oro alla Maratona di Miami - 2h15'08" Argento alla New Haven Labor Day , 20 km - 1h00'34" Le anime disperate dell'Emerald Shores Motel sono unite dalla debolezza, dalla perdita e da una vaga speranza. Jersey Town finished second, followed by the 2009 Mile champion, Assessment. Jennifer Whitaker is the all-time leading female rider with 457 wins. The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. Emerald Downs celebrated its 20th anniversary Monday, June 20, 2016, with a special night of racing featuring many of the stars from the track's first two decades.[2]. This famous speed run has been recounted in a number of books and articles, including Lew Steiger's story "Speed" in Christa Sadler's book, There's This River ... Grand Canyon Boatman Stories (2006),[7] and Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon (2013). The Longacres Mile Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race generally held in August at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington.The race is open to horses three years of age and older and is run on dirt over a distance of one mile (eight furlongs). The track surface itself is made of geo-textile fabric, washed rock, coarse sand, and one-component track material. She began acting in movies in 1983. Following the closure of Longacres, racing was not held in Western Washington from 1993–1995. Con un salto di vent'anni, troviamo Roy sopravvissuto ai suoi inseguitori e al cancro, che passeggia lungo la spiaggia con un vecchio cane che lo segue zoppicando. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko. The population was 228 at the 2010 census. The Emerald Downs track is a one-mile (1.6 km) oval in the shadow of Mount Rainier. The Tribe purchased the track buildings and facilities and formed Emerald Downs Racing LLC in 2015. Washington Hall of Fame Trainer Jim Penney remains one of the most accomplished trainers in state history. Click to read more about The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko. Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian-American actress, singer and film producer. It sits in a small meadow not far from the base of a mountain called The President. Argento alla Emerald City Leprechaun - 29'30" Oro alla Holiday Inn Bill Rodgers 10 km (Grand Cayman) - 31'52" 1983. In 2017, she appeared in the BBC Television series Father Brown as Victoria Nicholson in episode 5.10 … McCanna set a track record with 66 wins in 2008, a mark that Jeff Metz tied with 66 wins in 2015. 1 talking about this. Kevin Fedarko lives in northern New Mexico and works as a part-time river guide in Grand Canyon National Park. The Emerald Mile The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon (eBook) : Fedarko, Kevin : The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river. The sun has long set, and the crew know they are taking a risk in trying to get through this area at night. the Auburn Handicap) and many overnight handicaps and stakes. Written by Greg Gray Plot Summary | Add Synopsis Emerald Downs first opened its doors to race fans on June 20, 1996,[1] with the inaugural 100-day meet running through November 4. Her … The Emerald Mile was the name of a boat, a legendary wooden dory that was once thought dead. Zooey Claire Deschanel (fonetski: Zoui Kler Dešanel; 17. januar 1980 -) je američka glumica, muzičarka i kantautorica. #1 Best Seller in Rafting. In 2015, Jim & Mona Hour's 6-year-old Washington-bred Stryker Phd became the first horse to win the Longacres Mile twice at Emerald Downs.[4]. The track surface itself is made of geo-textile fabric, washed rock, coarse sand, and one-component track material. The race was announced in June 1935 so Longacres founder Joe Gottstein could have a signature one mile (1.6 km) race. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for … The Emerald Coast is an unofficial name for the coastal area in the US state of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico that stretches about 100 mi (161 km) through five counties, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay, from Pensacola to Panama City. In addition to his travel narratives in Outside, where he worked as a senior editor, Fedarko’s work has appeared in Esquire, National Geographic Adventure, and other … The first portion of "The Emerald Mile" focuses on the discovery and history of the Colorado River, starting in Utah and highlighting the Grand Canyon portion. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal. Biff had the attention of everyone for weeks before the event and no owners would run their horses in preliminary races with him. Kenton Grua was born and raised in Vernal, Utah. Eliska Kubinova set a record for wins by an apprentice with 75 victories in 2012. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions. In 2012, jockey Mario Gutierrez became the first rider to sweep the Kentucky Derby and Longacres Mile in the same year, guiding I'll Have Another to wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and then taking the Mile aboard Canadian shipper Taylor Said. In 2014-2015, Stryker Phd became the first horse to win the Longacres Mile in consecutive years at Emerald Downs. The Tribe has made a number of improvements since taking over the operation including a 1,150 square feet (107 m2) infield big screen. The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon Pensacola Beach, the western part of the "Emerald Coast". It was opened on 14 March 2008 by the UK monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and cost £4.3 billion ($6.2 billion) to build. The Emerald Mile is ostensibly a book about Kenton Grua’s illicit speed run through Grand Canyon in a dory when record levels of water were being released from the dam in 1983, but it’s actually quite a bit more. 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