August 2, 2010
In the Words of Edward Abbey
"Do not jump into your automobile next June and rush out to the Canyon country hoping to see some of that which I have attempted to evoke in these pages. In the first place you can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the...cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you'll see something, maybe."
It's been 42 years since Abbey published the book and today it's more apropos than ever. If you go, take Desert Solitaire, it's indispensable as water in canyon country.