“My Canyonlands: The Adventurous Life of Kent Frost,” a film presented by Chris Simon of Sageland Media.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam
“My Canyonlands” (54 minutes) is based on interviews with Utah canyon country explorer Kent Frost. Kent Frost, now 93, disappeared as a boy into the Utah’s unmapped canyons and came back a changed man. Born and raised in the canyon country of Utah, Kent Frost began wandering it on his own by the age of 13. In an era when most Monticello folks found plenty of wild country on their own ranches, young Kent explored the surrounding deep canyons and floated the San Juan, Green, and Colorado Rivers on home-made rafts. Later, he pioneered the tourist industry becoming a commercial boatman and owning a jeep tour company. His knowledge and lobbying efforts helped create Canyonlands National Park. Along the way, he has inspired thousands of people to love and preserve the land.
Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.