In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn.
In our series, "Arizona River Stories," we'll hear tales from five of these storytellers.
Photographer and former river guide David Edwards has been boating for more than four decades.
He recalls one Grand Canyon river trip in 1984. Two groups had just finished a hike up Havasu Creek when it started to rain.
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