Off to Abbey’s Country

We’re off on a working trip to do two of the Four Corners states – Colorado and Utah.  Our first stop is to explore Abbey’s Country.

Fifty years ago, a pretty much unknown novelist named Edward Abbey published a nonfiction account of his time serving as a seasonal ranger at what was then Arches National Monument.  The book catapulted him into the upper echelons of environmental writers and he quickly became the cantankerous voice of the desert and slickrock canyons.  I have an assignment to do a piece about Abbey and Arches for a new magazine called Utah Life.

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