About the Book
I make an annual pilgrimage to the big sky country of high plains, deserts, canyons, and mountains, most often to the Four Corners region. Some years I make two or three road trips west. In 13 years, I’ve crossed the continent 20 times—12 by flying and 8 by driving. I’ve done this drive so many times and by so many different routes that there is not much appeal to the middle of the country anymore—the so-called fly-over country between the Rockies and the Appalachians.
But once I get to the Front Range of the Rockies and the Southwest desert, all is well. There is scenic and cultural diversity, vast public lands with unlimited places to camp, adventure and salubrious air to be enjoyed. I drive because I like to camp. I hate motels, and if one flies and rents a car there are limited options for camping. My truck is four-wheel drive and my camper is built for tough, off-road exploring. This book is one of a series, each documents with hundreds of images the sights and adventures that I seek in travels around the American West.
Dennis Slifer is a writer, photographer, and retired environmental scientist. His diverse interests are reflected in this sample of his books with Blurb: Ambling Around the Atacama and the Altiplano Art on the Rocks: The Best of the Quest My People Collection Quay's Tale: A Memoir of Monkey Boy Little Big Dog: A Memoir of Mamasita Brothers: The Story of Angus and Linus Critters: A Tribute to Compassion Sideway Cider Squeezing Marking Change: Historic Rock Art in the Southwest Curios: Collecting Eclectic This is It!: Strange Signs, Social Oddities The Country Life: Be Careful What You Wish For Shadow Catcher Window Seat: The View From Above Adventures of the Old Stik Wonderfully Odd Bigger is Always Better Haste Ye Back: Exploring the Scottish Highlands and Isles On the Road and Off-Road: Wandering the West 2016 Elder Trucks: America's Love of Old Trucks (4 volumes) Dropping Far Out: How Counterculture Shaped my Life Friends in Low Places: A Caver's Memoir