Return from Desolation

Justin W. Clifton | 2017 | 12 min.

2018 Official Selection

For Garrett Eaton, a remote and rugged section of the Green River called Desolation Canyon is more than a river; it is a place where he finds peace — and a place that brought him back from the brink to reclaim a life he almost lost. At his core, Garrett is a river guide, but his story doesn’t start here.

Returning to the wild rivers and canyonlands of his youth, Garrett found true freedom — and fought his way back from the depths of addiction and despair. With each pull of the oars, Garrett reclaimed his faith, his sobriety and most importantly — his family.

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