Nature / History / Travel / Philosophy
The Secret Knowledge of Water
Soul of Nowhere
House of Rain
The Way Out
Terry Tempest Williams
Richard Wetherill - Anasazi
Cedar Mesa - A Place Where Spirits Dwell
A Vagabond for Beauty
Wind in the Rock
In Search of the Old Ones
Robert S McPherson
Comb Ridge and its People
A Hiking Guide to Cedar Mesa
Exploring Canyonlands & Arches National Parks
Hiking Grand Staircase Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region
Hiking Ruins Rarely Seen
Canyonlands National Park
Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau
Hiking and Exploring Utah’s San Rafael Swell
Utah’s Favourite Hiking Trails
Cedar Mesa Hikes
Fran & Terby Barnes
Moab Country Day Hikes
More Moab Country Day Hikes
My wife, Berni, for most of the photographs, and my son, Sam, for his uncomplaining attitude while hiking a 10-miler in 100 degrees when I'm sure he'd sometimes rather have been at the beach.
Chip, Alison, Mitch and Sarah Mellor, our hiking partners for many years, who’ve become firm friends. We have the kind of bond that can only be formed from fun, adversity and an unconditional love of this terrain.
Photographer Richard Kaylin, who’s also accompanied us over many miles, and likes nothing better than standing on a lonely mesa in the middle of the night in the heart of a storm, cameras at the ready. Rick has provided some incredible images featured on this site, including the main header image of Arches National Park.
Our good friend Douggie O’Neons in the UK who first recommended SE Utah to us, after he shot a couple of movies and commercials there.
Jim and Luanne Hook at Recapture Lodge in Bluff who’ve looked after us on many occasions. Few people know the Cedar Mesa area better than Jim (which is why he appears to be acknowledged in so many books).
The staff at Twin Rocks Restaurant in Bluff (and, in particular, Craig Simpson, who’s now moved on to the Stone Lizard Lodging motel in Blanding) who’ve fed and watered us, as well as suggesting hikes and even creating maps.
The good people at the BLM office in Monticello who’ve poured over maps with me on many occasions.
The staff of hospitals in Monticello and Moab who’ve tended to our collective wounds.
Rick Schafer and numerous other Utahns who’ve been very helpful with trail info.