Leslie Allen 'Buckethead' Jones (August 4, 1922 - June 14, 2020) was an American Mormon engineer and pioneer river guide active in Utah and Colorado in the mid-20th century. He studied at the University of Boseman before moving to Minneapolis, then New York City, where he worked as an engineer in the Met Life Building. He returned to Herber, Utah, in 1953, when his father died, intent on fulfilling his dream of building river boats and running the great western rivers. In that year he completed the first solo canoe voyage through the Grand Canyon. Dissatisfied with existing USGS maps, Les began making his own river guides in the form of long scrolls, starting with the first printed Grand Canyon guide in 1962. Eventually, he produced maps of most of the major rivers in the western United States. Over the course of his career, Les made roughly 20,000 maps of various rivers. Known guides include the Grand Canyon, Salmon River, Wind River, Hell's Canyon, Lodore, and Big Bend, among others.

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