Citations, Photos, Graphic Credits

Citation, Photographic, and Graphic Credits


“Canyon Wonders,” Coyote Canyon Natural Bridge. A small stream in the Utah’s Escalante wilderness flows through a natural arch lined with Autumn Cottonwoods and complimented by some sunrise color on the sky and cliffs above. Photo © copyright by Marc Adamus. Retrieved from

Chapter 1

Photo of the truck. Retrieved from

“Kafka’s Watch,” poem by William Carver

Photo of dog – Beaujangles (aka Frannie). Photo by Barbara Barnes

Welcome to Mesquite Road Sign. Retrieved from

Chapter 2

Virgin Mountains, located in Clark County, southeastern Nevada and Mohave County, northwestern Arizona. Retrieved from

Virgin Mountains at Arizona State Line, Mount Bangs and the northern Virgin Range as seen from the NV-AZ state line near Mesquite, Nevada. Retrieved from

Driving through the Virgin Gorge. Retrieved from

Quote attributed to John Muir by Samuel Hall Young in Alaska Days with John Muir (1915; 1990)

“Cedar Pocket, Virgin River Gorge, ” photo copyright by Mark J. Nielsen. Retrieved from

Panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi). Retrieved from

California Glossy snake (Arizona elegans occidentalis). Retrieved from

Point Leaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungen). Retrieved from (Ephedra nevadensis)

Mormon-tea (Ephedra nevadensis). Retrieved from

Single-leaf pinyon pine (Pinus monophylla).Retrieved from

Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica). Retrieved from

White fir (Abies concolor). Retrieved from

Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Retrieved from

Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma). Retrieved from

Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum). Retrieved from

“Leaving,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)

 Chapter 3

Virgin River running through Zion. Retrieved from

West Temple. Retrieved from

Kolob Arch Waterfalls. Retrieved from

Temple of Sinawava. Retrieved from

Great White Throne. Retrieved from

Zion Narrows. Retrieved from

Red Canyon Indian Store. Retrieved from

Ivanpah Solar Power Plant. Retrieved from

“Immortality,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)

Joint. Retrieved from

Chapter 4

Red Rock Youth Camp, small lake on Posey Lake Road near Escalante (photo by Ellen Hill). Retrieved from.

 Youth hiking. Retrieved from

Seated around campfire. Retrieved from

 Passage from Bible, Mathew 5:28

Campfire. Retrieved from

Chapter 5

Passage from Book of Mormon, Mosiah 26:30

Poem fragment by Stephen Barnes (2015)

Quote from Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon, Articles of Faith

Campfire ring, Pines Campground, Stanislaus National Forest. Retrieved from

Tent cabin, Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort. Retrieved from

Book of Mormon. Retrieved from

Chapter 6

Bryce Canyon Lodge. Retrieved from

Western Cabin – Exterior. Retrieved from

Western Cabin – Interior. Retrieved from

Bryce Canyon National Park. Retrieved from

Description of Bryce Amphitheater and quote about lost cows attributed to Ebenezer Bryce. Retrieved from

Lizared man. Retrieved from

“At the End of the Day,” poem by Stephen Barnes

Chapter 7

Map of Southern Utah

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Chapter 8

Panguitch. Retrieved from

Garfield County Courthouse. Retrieved from

Chapter 9

Uinta National Forest, north central Utah. Retrieved from

Utah Lake and Utah Valley. Retrieved from

Escalante Enters the Utah Valley, painting by E.K. EddingtonRetrieved from

Padre Bay, Lake Powell. Retrieved from

Various routes of the Old Spanish Trail. Retrieved from

Downtown Escalante, Utah. Retrieved from

Chapter 10

Photo of the truck door open. Retrieved from

 Chapter 11

Hole-in-the-Rock Road. Retrieved from

Hole-in-the-Rock passage to Lake Powell (photo by Dan Bammes). Retrieved from

Cut steps in Hole-in-the-Rock passage to Lake Powell. Retrieved from

Dance Hall Rock. Retrieved from

Comb Wash. Retrieved from

San Juan Expedition Map. Retrieved from

First wagon down, painting by Lynn Griffin. By unanimous consent the honor of taking the first wagon down the large cavity was given to Ben Perkins. Being a blaster and not a teamster he asked Kumen Jones to drive the wagon. Two blind horses were selected that would not hesitate going down the steep grade. Retrieved from

Lowering down the wagon, painting by Lynn Griffin. Retrieved from

Sign to Devil’s Garden. Retrieved from

Devil’s Garden photos. Retrieved from

Metate Arch, Devil’s Garden. Retrieved from

Jim Finch training “Diggs” near Driggs, Idaho. Paws Down, P.O. Box 178, Ririe, ID, 83443. Photo by Stephen Barnes.

“Pheasant Hunting,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015).

 “Royal” Side-by-Side Shotgun with traditional royal scroll engraving and brush bright finish. Retrieved from

 Chapter 12

Blood atonement quote, Richard Cummings (1982), Quintessential Mormonism: Literal-Mindedness As a Way of Life, p. 93.

Plural marriage quote, R.M. Barrus (2007), “Politics: political history,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Retrieved from

Hole-in-the-Rock Road map. Retrieved from

Chapter 13

Old Coleman Camp Stove. Retrieved from

1953 vintage Coleman Gas Lantern. Retrieved from

New York Life building in Chicago, designed by William LeBaron Jenny and completed in 1894. Retrieved from

“To Death, A Wish,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015).

Chapter 14

Excerpt from President Clinton’s GSENM dedication speech, Federal Register, September 24, 1996


Outline of three distinct Monument regions

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Schematic of Grand Staircase

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Buckskin Gulch, Paria River

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Descriptive quote on Kaiparowits Plateau

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FiftyMile Mountain

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Boulder Creek

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Shooting Star wildflower

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Scarlet gilia wildflower

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Beard tongue wildflower (Firecracker penstemon)

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Coyote Gulch from above

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Coyote Gulch entrance

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Neon Canyon

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Golden Cathedral, Neon Canyon

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Coyote Gulch shots

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Steven’s Arch Near Mouth of Coyote Gulch

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Coyote Natural Bridge

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Stream flowing thru Coyote Gulch

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Canyon walls and stream-bed in Coyote Gulch

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Dry Fork Narrows

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Chapter 15

Beaujangles (aka Frannie)

Photo by Barbara Barnes



Spooky Gulch 2

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40-Mile Bench

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Close up of biological soil crust

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Juniper growing in very shallow soil, held together by biological soil crust

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Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum)

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It’s alive!

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Chapter 16

Dinner prayer by Stephen Barnes


Chapter 17

Dance Hall Rock road sign

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Dance Hall Rock with people

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“Observed,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)


Chapter 19
Sooner Rocks

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Dutch Oven

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Chapter 20

The Balvenie Scotch

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“Single Malt,” poem by Stephen Barnes (2015)


Chapter 21

Davis Gulch Trailhead

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


View from the rim

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Bement Arch from downstream

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La Gorce Arch

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Iron streaked walls

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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

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End of Davis Gulch Slot (upper part of canyon)

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Canyon just below slot section

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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— David Michael Schmidt

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Chapter 24

Photo of Reuss and burros

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“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 Reuss 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 Reuss, 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.

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


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


Three of Ruess’ woodblock prints

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Chapter 26

Rainstorm over FortyMile Ridge

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Snakebit quote from Reuss’ fictional 1934 journal by Stephen Barnes


Faded midget rattlesnake

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“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

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Chapter 27

Garfield County Sheriff’s Department patch

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Sheriff Search and Rescue vehicle

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Chapter 28

Lizard man (2)

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Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah

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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 31

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 32

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