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3/20/07: The Very Hard Way

Bert Loper died navigating rapids on the Colorado River at the age of 80.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Bert Loper met his first love when he was 24 years old. He had lived a hard life - abused, orphaned, roaming from one backbreaking job to another. But when he came upon the Colorado River, his life would ever after follow its flow. Biographer Brad Dimock has written a new book about Loper. Tuesday, he joins Doug to tell the story of early river running in the West and of a man that encapsulated the spirit of the Colorado.

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