Desert Solitaire Character Descriptions

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Edward Abbey

He takes a six-month job with the US Park Service at Arches National Monument near the town of Moab, Utah.


These out of towners present Abbey with a target for contempt.

Park Rangers

They wear official Smokey the Bear hat, shirt and badge.


Roy Scobie is a local one of these.

Native Americans

Abbey sympathizes with these people, the original inhabitants of the land.


Abbey respects them but becomes depressed by them.


They built the initial settlements in the hostile desert.

Major John Wesley Powell

The first person to lead a party into Glen Canyon.

Ralph Newcomb

He accompanies Abbey on two adventures, one involving quicksand and the other the raft trip through Glen Canyon.

Bob Waterman

He accompanies Abbey to The Maze.

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