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Desert Solitaire Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Terra Incognita: Into the Maze Summary

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Chapter 17 Terra Incognita: Into the Maze Summary and Analysis

Abbey and Bob Waterman from Aspen, Colorado set out to explore a remote part of the desert called The Maze, a labyrinth of canyons. They interview a mechanic who has been there. The directions he gives are accurate and the advice sound.

The desert blooms in places due to a recent rain as they make their way to The Maze. Waterman brings climbing equipment, as part of the journey involves rappelling down a sheer drop to The Maze. Their first challenge presents itself as a narrow switchback road, barely wide enough for Waterman's Land Rover. Abbey spots for him, and they make the descent without incident.

Waterman expresses concern about being drafted and not wanting to leave the wilderness. Abbey offers to bring him supplies, but due to other concerns and a girlfriend, he decides...

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