For the Love of Wanderlust


Me in Monument Valley pointing at the formation featured on the book cover

While traveling through Arizona and Utah I read Edward Abbey’s book Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness. In this book Abbey, who lived and worked in Arches National Park, describes his life there and describes his love for the Southwest. He has moments where he’s very harsh on the National Park Services and the tourists who frequent the National Parks, but he feels this way out of love for preserving nature. You can tell by his loving descriptions of the desert and the flora and fauna that live there, that what he cares about most is preserving this beautiful country. It’s a really great book and I highly suggest reading it if you’re visiting the American Southwest. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“If Delicate Arch has any significance it lies, I…

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  1. Pingback: This guy…..Edward Abbey | The Nomadic Jalopy

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