Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

84.6 F

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    The hour passed quickly and I was just about to saddle my horse when here came Lord Byron tramping into camp with a meaner look in his eye than Scarlet had shown

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    It was only about five miles but there were plenty of ups and downs to contend with and it felt much farther.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    It was a huge chore because I always got buck fever so bad that I couldn’t think straight when it really mattered.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs: Page 70 — Horsing the Books, Part 3

    Now we knew why Kennis had been shaking his head when the packs were getting over-stuffed back at the trailhead.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs: Page 69 — Horsing the Books — Part 2

    In my last page I started telling you about some of my bunch riding horseback into the roadless Book Cliffs without knowing all we knew about what we were doing and that we were lucky to have ended up mostly unscathed.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs

    My family had all ridden horses quite a bit, but we were real greenhorns when it came to weeks-long pack trips into the wilderness. Thank goodness for Old Uncle Kennis. Kenny Davis to be more precise. You have read his name several times if you’ve been keeping up with these pages, and I will do a full story on him in the next few months.

    Page 67 — George Dutos, Part 2

    I introduced you to one of Thompson Springs infamous denizens of the past century in the last story. George Dutos to be more exact. He arrived here in the 1920s from Greece...

    Column: Page 66 – GEORGE DUTOS – PART 1

    There were several “Old Timers” who made quite a splash in this little town that was originally called Thompson’s Spring, which later became Thompsons, then Thompson, and is now officially Thompson Springs.

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs: April 2, 2020

    I’ve most recently been relating some of my good memories of the Miller family who lived across the tracks from my family here in Thompson Springs back during the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s...

    A Page Out of the Book Cliffs, March 20, 2020

    Page 64 — The Millers — Part 3 I wrote the following a few weeks ago: Thank goodness for my long-term memories since the short-term variety are becoming a thing of...
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