Is This America’s Bravest Explorer?

John Wesley Powell may be America’s bravest explorer. With only one arm and a motley crew, he set to row three boats from Green River, Wyoming to the southern exit of the Grand Canyon in 1869. No one knew what lay inside this river system and this was the first time it was run. It didn’t take too long for things to go terribly wrong, as all remarkable expeditions have happen…

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