A thoughtful journey into little-known spots along the Colorado Plateau. . . . Informed by a deep knowledge of anthropology, geology, and history. . . . The author's love of the land is evident at every turn, and his essays deepen our understanding of both these mysterious places and of people who seek beauty within and without them. Gracefully written, this is outstanding reading for armchair travelers and habitus of the Four Corners country alike.
He knows the place well, yet is constantly learning from it. And he is able to communicate this in a way that takes the reader along.
Christian Science Monitor
What Thybony appears to offer readers is the spirit of wanderlust. Sometimes it's important just to hit the road. Too rarely these days do we travel without an agenda or chat with the locals. Away from the main tourist places, Thybony suggests, is an American Southwest waiting to be discovered, explored and enjoyed.
Rocky Mountain News