Desert Solitaire Setting & Symbolism

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Arches National Monument

Abbey takes a job as park ranger at Arches National Monument in Utah. The main attractions of the park are natural arches formed in the sandstone bedrock by natural forces over thousands of years.

Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah is the nearest small town to the Arches. Abbey visits at least once a week to purchase his supplies and to socialize with the townspeople.

Glen Canyon

Abbey and Ralph Newcomb raft through Glen Canyon on the Colorado River before the Glen Canyon Dam is built. They visit amazing places that will soon be covered by the waters of Lake Powell.

Havasu

Havasu is a small Native American settlement located at the bottom of a side canyon off the Grand Canyon. Abbey becomes trapped nearby in a smaller canyon but manages to escape.

Mount Tukuhnikivats

Abbey climbs Mount Tukuhnikivats on a camping trip. The mountain stands out...

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