Here are some photos from the road trip that became my new book. Some are repeats that I published here during from the summer of 2012, but some are new. This is the first of two posts of pics.
First stop on way west: the home of Wendell and Tanya Berry in Kentucky.
The next day in Lexington with Erik Reece and Ed McClanahan. Ed was not just a Stegner fellow and a Merry Prankster, but was WS’s officemate.
Up Flagstaff (barely) with Rob Bleiberg and Chris Brooks. Abbey would have mocked us, Stegner ignored.
Rest stop at the top of the world. Adam Petry’s cabin above Paonia, Colorado.
The requisite Arches pilgrimage. Some good light at Balanced Rock.
My protected campsite at Hamburger Rock (didn’t descend to usual spot by Indian Creek due to lightning, and flooding.)
Chatting with Ken Sleight, aka Seldom Seen Smith, in his office.
North to Vernal, Utah.
Bruce Gordon of Ecoflight, who showed me the gaslands from above.
The view from up there.
Back in Colorado at end of Harpers Corner trail in Dinosaur National monument. Looking down at the land that Stegner helped save.
My trusty steed in Park City.
At the Stegner graves in Salt Lake (courtesy of Stepehn Trimble.) Unlike in WS’s fiction, here there is no redemptive headstone for his father.
With Ken Sanders at Ken Sanders Rare Books in SLC.
R. Crumb’s lifesize Monkey Wrench caricatures in Ken Sanders Rare Books.
WS portrait on wall of KSRB.
Portrait of EA on wall of KSRB based on photo by Susan Lapides.
The original Lapides photo of Abbey. All rights belong to Susan Lapides.
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South to Lake Powell and the “damned dam.”
Down the San Juan with Greg and Hones.
The river crew.
To be continued…..