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Utah and Arizona speaker

Utah & Arizona guest speaker

Arch in Arches National Park, Utah'Utah & Arizona - a love affair'

Over a dozen years I kept returning to the wilderness of Utah & Arizona, drawn to a landscape that captivated me as no other place in the world had. A lover of mountains and icy wastes prior to this, I was surprised at how deeply the region entered my soul.

Canyon at BryceHere I attempt to explain and analyse the attraction of this harsh yet beautiful area, using the national parks of Arches, Saguaro, Petrified Forest, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon, and national monuments such as Organ Pipe Cactus and Chiricahua.

I draw on historical texts, my geological training, and my months of exploring it on foot, to deliver a carefully considered appreciation of this fascinating terrain.

"Many thanks for your talk on Friday evening - a combination of literature and botany, geology and humour - it was much enjoyed by everyone and a great start to the season."
Siobhan Ratchford, Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society

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