But there is a lot more to Burg than his pioneering raft trip--lots more. Vince Welch, who collaborated with Cort Conley and I to write Buzz Holmstrom's biography (The Doing of the Thing: The Brief, Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom) has just published his comprehensive bio of Burg:
The Last Voyageur: Amos Burg an the Rivers of the West. In it Welch traces Burg's many amazing voyages, often alone down the many major rivers of the West, and Burg's many other adventures around the globe.
Winter is coming, so I recommend you get a copy of this for those long, lonely nights. And if you haven't read Buzz's bio, you should get that too. Hell, go ahead and throw in Every Rapid Speaks Plainly, the annotated journals of Buzz's river voyages and Burg's journal of his voyage down the Colorado in the Charlie.