Remains of a River Trailer from NRS Films on Vimeo.

From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled 1,700 miles, filming and narrating on the fly as they traveled from the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, following the tenuous trail of the Colorado River system. The resulting 10-part film series, Remains of a River, which will debut Friday, June 29, here at, as well as, tells a remarkable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation.

"The expedition was ambitious, but the film is even more impressive than the trip," says Mark Deming, NRS Marketing & Communications.

Beginning June 29, a new Remains of a River episode will premiere every Friday through August 31 as part of a summer-long NRS Friday Films series.

"The goal of NRS Friday Films is to give paddlers a little dose of lunch-break inspiration going into the weekend," says Deming. "Sharing videos with each other on Fridays is an informal tradition here at NRS, and we wanted to share that tradition with the larger paddling community."

Stauffer-Norris and Podmore are currently exploring the Colorado River system beginning at its other source in Rocky Mountain National Park and creating additional films for future release. You can learn more about their adventures at

All episodes will be available for embed at and