'Utah and Arizona - a love affair'
Over a dozen years I kept returning to the wilderness of Utah and Arizona, drawn to a landscape that captivated me as no other place in the world had. A lover of mountains and icy wastes prior to this, I was surprised at how deeply the region entered my soul.
Here I attempt to explain and analyse the attraction of this harsh yet beautiful area, using the national parks of Arches, Saguaro, Petrified Forest, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon, and national monuments such as Organ Pipe Cactus and Chiricahua.
I draw on historical texts, my geological training, and my months of exploring it on foot, to deliver a carefully considered appreciation of this fascinating terrain.
Grand Canyon - Etna and Aeolian Islands - Montserrat volcanoes - Canadian wilderness - Botswana & the Okavango Delta - New Zealand - Antarctica - Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius - Iceland - My Exploding World - Hawaii - Expedition planning