Bessie and Glen in the Valley of the Shadow, Horn Creek Rapid, 1928 , GCNP, Grand Canyon, Arizona


"Bessie and Glen in the Valley of the Shadow, Horn Creek Rapid, 1928 "
28" x 38 "
Completed 2015
Oil on watercolor paper
$ 4800

Giclée print (8” x 11”) : $35 (plus $15s/h)
Giclée print (12” x 17”) : $85 (plus $15s/h)

Bessie and Glen Hyde, the “Honeymoon Couple”, set off from Green River Utah on October 20, 1928, in their home-made Idaho scow. Bessie would be the first woman to run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and they planned to use their up-coming fame to make a fortune.  When they reached Phantom Ranch, they hiked up to the South Rim, where the Kolb brothers tried to give them lifejackets.  Bessie and Glen refused, and continued downstream, making it to somewhere below Diamond Creek.  Their scow and belongs were recovered, but they had disappeared.  Their fate remains a Grand Canyon mystery.