Louise Teal

Louise Teal is a writer who has been published in Arizona Highways, Backpacker, and Mountain Bike magazines. Teal writers about these boatwomen because she’s one of them. She began working as a swamper (assistant motor boatman, as they called it) in 1972. She started rowing commercially in the Grand Canyon in 1974, and in 1978, she led the first all-women’s Grand Canyon trip. The next year she worked as the first woman river ranger for Grand Canyon’s National Park Service. This summer, as she’s done every summer for the last twenty-plus years, she will be back on the river.
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Breaking Into the Current

Breaking Into the Current

Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon

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