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As you hopscotch with Craig Childs and his pilot friend Neal Schwieterman from one tiny mesa-top landing strip to another in a 1946 Cessna, your perspective will alternate between hawk's-eye panoramas of the Plateau in all its pattern and splendor and on-the-ground visits to intriguing locations.  Come aboard and fly directly into the heart of the Colorado Plateau.


National Audubon Society Field Guide


Filled with concise descriptions and stunning photographs, this field guide is a must for every resident and visitor in the Southwest.  This compact volume includes:

  • any easy-to-use field guide for identifying more than 1,00 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
  • a complete overview of the southwestern region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, roacks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;
  • an extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, hiking trails, forests, and wildlife sancturaries, with detail descirptions and visitor informaiton for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
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Outdoors in the Southwest


More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played.

Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats. Essays explain the necessity of nature in the digital age, recount rafting adventures, and reflect on the psychological effects of expeditions. True-life cautionary tales tell of encounters with nearly disastrous flash floods, 900-foot falls, and lightning strikes. The final chapter describes the work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other exemplars of "wilderness tithing"--giving back to public lands through volunteering, stewardship, and eco-advocacy.

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Southwests Grand Circle


Explore the spectacular 900 - mile circle around Lake Powell, including 15 national park areas, as well as state parks, historical sites, and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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The Southwest