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Boulder Canyon Trail

“Why am I doing this hike again?”

That’s the question which crosses my mind every time as I start the drudge of climbing out of the Salt River basin at Canyon Lake trailhead on the Boulder Canyon Trail.   619 more words

Arizona Hiking

Becoming a Western writer

When I first read Wallace Stegner’s Wolf Willow, it stuck. Not just for days, but even years later I can recall the story in the middle of the great blizzard of 1906. 1,219 more words

Watershed Moments 3.0

Is Abbey worth finding?

There is a swirling controversy about Ed Abbey. Was he an alcoholic? He died of a condition related to cirrhosis of the liver, a bleeding esophagus. 867 more words



Virtues of Travel: Part 4

For my own part I am pleased enough with surfaces– in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. 323 more words


Hayduke Lives!

I was inspired yesterday by a friend on Facebook who tagged me in a post that read: “Hayduke Lives.” A tagline from the “Monkeywrench Gang” by Ed Abbey, which is held in high reverence by a lot of folks in the desert southwest. 164 more words


Ed Abbey's Tower

One of Ed Abbey’s fire towers is still standing in northern Arizona.

I recently walked there. It is not hard to find, if one has read Abbey past Desert Solitaire and has a map of the Grand Canyon. 781 more words