Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Feedback from recent post- "Traveling, photographing, and staying safe"

To read the full text of the comments, please scroll down to the original post, and click on "comments to this post" - I will allow any and all comments, so long as they are 'constructive' in some way.....
and polite! - I've read too many blogs that have comments that descend into insulting the previous comments' author - I'll have none of that, thank you.

Jay River posted links to a film clip excerpted from Edward S. Curtis's observations of Canyon de Chelly in 1911. It's part of a much larger film.

(While we are on the topic of Canyon de Chelly, here's a link to my pages/images:


I don't feel i did much more than 'scratch the surface'...but that's better than never having been there at all - it's a special place, native americans seem to have figured that out.)

The history of the Native American cultures that thrived in the southwest (for a short time) is very well chronicled (so far as I can tell) by Craig Childs:


Anything this guy has written you can lay your hands on? Read it!
I got his book "Secret knowledge of water" from the local library, ended up locking the apt. door, & couldn't put it down, until I was done reading.

Rick Deutsch, author of the only guidebook to Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, called "One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome" published by Wilderness Press, made comments about the relative safety of the Half Dome hike, and concludes by stating:

"....responsibility for SELF is paramount..."
Yep, definitely!
He also provides links to relevant material.......

Thanks to both of the above for their comments!