Visiting the Stegner family in Greensboro, Vermont was like walking into the landscape of one of my favorite books, Crossing to Safety.
The first stop on the way west was at the home of Tanya and Wendell Berry. Wendell was Wallace Stegner’s student and has in many ways has carried on his work., both part of what Stegner called “the great community” of writers throughout time.
In Lexington with the writer Erik Reece and writer/Merry Prankster Ed McClanahan, who shared an office with Stegner.
Back “home” in Boulder, climbing Flagstaff with old friends Chris Brooks and Rob Bleiberg.
Stayed with my friend (and former Ecotone editor) Adam Petry, now living the Western good life in the hills above Paonia, CO.
On Ed Abbey’s turf at Arches National Park.
My home near Indian Creek on BLM land outside of Canyonlands.
Indian Creek itself, after some rain.
The greater neighborhood.
My trusty steed.
Seeing Seldom Seen Smith. The great Ken Sleight in his office at Pack Creek above Moab.
On to Vernal, Utah, oil boomtown. More on this soon….