Item #64282 The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green. James Aton, Dan Miller, Photographer.

The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green

Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2009. Dan Miller (Photographer). First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 256pp. Quarto [28.5cm] Blue cloth, with title stamped in white on spine and front board. Extremities mildly bumped. In a lightly toned dust jacket. Near Fine / Near fine. Item #64282
ISBN: 9780874216523

Signed by James Aton in blue ink on the title page. Additionally, the author has left an inscription on the half title. Inscription reads, "For ----, listen to the river" and is dated June 2009.

"Desolation Canyon is one of the West's wild treasures. Visitors come to study, explore, run the river, and hike a canyon that is deeper at its deepest than the Grand Canyon, better preserved than most of the Colorado River system, and full of eye-catching geology--castellated ridges, dramatic walls, slickrock formations, and lovely beaches. Rafting the river, one may see wild horses, blue herons, bighorn sheep, and possibly a black bear. Signs of previous people include the newsworthy, well-preserved Fremont Indian ruins along Range Creek and rock art panels of Nine Mile Canyon, both Desolation Canyon tributaries. Historically, Utes also carved rock art, including images of graceful horses and lively locomotives, in the upper canyon. Remote and difficult to access, Desolation has a surprisingly full history. Cattle and sheep herding, moonshine, prospecting, and hideaways brought a surprising number of settlers--ranchers, outlaws, and recluses--to the canyon."

Price: $75.00

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