Chapter 21 – Chapter 33

Citation, Photographic, and Graphic Credits

Chapter 21

Davis Gulch Trailhead. Retrieved from

Directions to Davis Gulch from Rudi Lambrechtse (1985), Hiking the Escalante, pp. 165-166.

View from the rim. Retrieved from

Bement Arch from downstream. Retrieved from

La Gorce Arch. Retrieved from

Iron streaked walls. Retrieved from

Meadow. Retrieved from

Chapter 22

Quote attributed to Brigham Young in relation to Joseph Smith’s death in Jon Krakauer (2003), Under the Banner of Heaven, p. 198.

Vow of Vengeance in Krakauer (2003), p. 198, and Wikipedia (2015) at

Chapter 23

Cotton Woods in Davis Canyon just above Bement Arch. Retrieved from

End of Davis Gulch Slot (upper part of canyon). Retrieved from

Canyon just below slot section. Retrieved from

All quotes from Ruess’s fictional 1934 journal by Stephen Barnes.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where three is no path and leave a trail.”Ralph Waldo Emerson. (n.d.). Retrieved May 11, 2016, from

“Coyote Trio photograph,” by David Michael Schmidt. Retrieved from

Chapter 24

Photo of Ruess and burros. Retrieved from

 “roaring drunk…” excerpt from May 5, 1934 Reuss letter to Bill, in W.L. Rusho (1983), Everett Reuss; A vagabond for Beauty, p. 145.

“It is a land where earth tones are daily enflamed by the rising sun …” Quote in Rusho (1983), p. 1.

Description of Ruess’ gifts based on Rusho (1983), p. 5.

Quote from Wallace Stegner, in Rusho (1983), p. 8.

Excerpt from May, 1934 letter from Ruess to Francis Schermerhorn, in Rusho (1983), p.149.

Excerpt from letter to friend, “But he who has looked long and naked…” in Rusho (1983), p. 148.

Excerpt from November 11, 1934 final letter from Reuss to Waldo Ruess, in Rusho (1983), p.178.

Description of Escalante community experienced by Ruess in P.L. Fradkin (2011). Everett Reuss; His short life, mysterious death, and astonishing afterlife, p. 141-142.

Footnote in Fradkin (2011), pp. 141-142, quoting from Dorothea Lange Field Notes, March 26-27, 1936.

Chapter 25

Dedication to “Youth is for Adventure” in G.A. Bergera (ed.), On desert trails with Everett Ruess (Commemorative Edition), (2000), pp. vii.

Reference to Tony Hillerman mystery and details of search for missing Everett Ruess in Fradkin (2011), Chapter X.

National Geographic Adventure magazine Press Release, April 30, 2009. Retrieved from

Quote from Christopher Ruess’ diary, in Fradkin (2011), p. 164

Quote on teenage years from Fradkin (2011), p.6.

Three of Ruess’ woodblock prints. Retrieved from

Chapter 26

Rainstorm over FortyMile Ridge. Retrieved from

Snakebit quote from Ruess’ fictional 1934 journal by Stephen Barnes.

Faded midget rattlesnake. Retrieved from

“Determinism” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)

Chapter 27

Quote from Edward Abbey (1968), Desert Solitaire; A Season in the Wilderness, p. 212-213.

“Katrina” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015).

Angels of the Halls of Heaven. Retrieved from

Chapter 28

Garfield County Sheriff’s Department patch. Retrieved from[114964]=30

Sheriff Search and Rescue vehicle. Retrieved from

Chapter 29

Lizard man (2). Retrieved from

Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah. Retrieved from

Quote from Ethan Allen (1784), Reason, the Only Oracle of Man, from Wikipedia (2015) at

Reference to Occam’s razor and miracles in Richard Dawkins (2008), The God delusion.

“A Thousand Eyes” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)

Chapter 30

Quote attributed to Aristotle (4th century BC) by Diogenes Laërtius (3rd century AD), in Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Book 5, Chapter 1, Verse 18; see

 Flowering Plains penstemon (Penstemon ambiguus). Retrieved from

Chapter 32

Quote from Paul Harrison (1999), retrieved from The Guardian at

See also Paul Harrison (2013), Elements of pantheism; A spirituality of nature and the universe. “Pantheism is a 2,500 year-old belief system expressed by many famous thinkers and artists including Lao Tzu, Heraclitus, Spinoza, Wordsworth, Whitman, Emerson, Einstein and Carl Sagan. Today pantheism is seeing a revival as the underlying worldview of many environmentalists, of leading scientists, of nature-revering pagans, and of non-theists looking for a more embracing perspective” (from

Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson in Nichole Smith (2011), The role of nature in transcendental poetry: Emerson, Thoreau & Whitman, retrieved from

Canyon wren (Catherpes mexicanus), copyright Greg Lavaty (used with permission), retrieved from retrieved from

Chapter 33

Quote from Robert A. Johnson (2007), Living Your Unlived Life, p. 226.