China Rivers Project: Taking Brower’s Vision to the Grand Canyons of the East

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The day before, we had been through a gorge section that caused us to gasp with joy. On either side of the river, soft, smooth rock cliffs rose up for thousands of feet, and on one side, an underwater river burst from the rock face, creating a lush habitat of gravity-defying trees and an array of fern and moss. As we rowed toward the hanging garden, some of the Chinese men on the trip lifted up baritone voices to offer the “Yangtze River Song.”

“You come from the high mountains and flow to the sea… beautiful mother Yangtze River.” The song echoed off the cliff walls – perhaps, we were keenly aware, for the last time.

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