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Vince Welch

Vince Welch's own life somewhat parallels his subject. He has been a skier, climber, surfer, and foremost a river runner. He was a boatman on Northwest rivers for several years before heading to the Colorado where he guided for Grand Canyon Dories-and first encountered the legend of Amos Burg. While retaining work as a seasonal guide, Welch lived in a variety of western locations, teaching ESL and writing. He has written for River magazine, The Utne Reader, Boatm

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