At the outset of my second year as a professional petroleum geologist, my truck broke down and I walked 27 miles across the desert of the Four Corners area, the point where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. All of my walk — thereafter I called it The Long Walk — was in Utah, northwest of Hatch’s Trading Post and east of Blanding, a town of several thousand people. I walked through the late evening and night, alone with the rabbits and coyotes and my thoughts.
KeywordsTyphoid Fever Trading Post Meandering Stream Yellow Sandstone Mancos Shale
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