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Falling in Love with the Land

October 23, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word,Ward Roylance Award,Writers   |   0 Comment»



Falling in Love with the Land Remarks by 2010 Ward Roylance Award winner Stephen Trimble
 was presented at the Entrada Institute annual meeting, Salt Lake City, 23 October 2010 I am immensely gratified to receive this award ...

Voice

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Voice by Kent Nelson My life intersects this painter's — Ronan — who is he?  His name is printed in the lower right-hand corner in right-leaning black letters – Ronan, or Roman – the middle letter is slightly obscured.  He must have been in Maine that summer because the setting of the ...

Trout Stream Through Mars

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Trout Stream Through Mars by Ellen Meloy HOW TO COMBAT IMPENDING DESERTIFICATION 1) Heed the warnings. When Monument Valley tries to enter and take over your living room, consider the season to have turned truly grim. Fine red sand covered every surface inside and out, blown in by violent sandstorms. In Monument Valley to the ...

Uncoiling the Spiral Jetty

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Uncoiling the Spiral Jetty by Frank McEntire This site was a rotary that enclosed itself in an immense roundness. From that gyrating space emerged the possibility of the Spiral Jetty. – Robert Smithson Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970) is located near the Golden Spike National Historical Site on the western shore of Great Salt Lake's Promontory Point in ...

Landing Under a Sleeping Rainbow

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word,Writers   |   0 Comment»



Landing Under a Sleeping Rainbow by Chip Ward A child of the East, I had never seen a desert.  My eyes had been conditioned to see beauty in the pastoral landscapes of Vermont, the rich forest green of the ...

Six Miles and a Hundred Years

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Six Miles and a Hundred Years by Paul Burnham Originally published in the Ogden Standard-Examiner April 2004 I was hitchhiking in southern Utah last month.  After leaving the car at the  end of a trail, I needed a ride to the beginning.  Let me just say right now  that I don't recommend hitchhiking for ...

Sandstone Seduction

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Sandstone Seduction by Katie Lee Reprinted from Sandstone Seduction: Rivers and Lovers, Canyons and Friends (2004) On this new October day, in the year of our River Gods, 1959, I have walked up a deep, shaded canyon through water, wet sand, and golden redbud leaves.  My feet are cold in boots and socks, ...

The Road Kills

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



The Road Kills by Deborah Threedy I rounded the curve and hit the brakes.  Below me, where the road cut down through sandstone ledges to cross the river, two or three cars were stopped in my lane.  Several large, brown bags were strewn about the highway.  Beyond them, a white pickup lay ...

Ward Roylance: The Power of Perserverance

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



Ward Roylance: The Power of Perserverance by Barry Scholl Ward Roylance straddled two eras in Utah-particularly southern Utah-tourism. One foot was firmly planted in the traditional post-World-War-II era, when everything in America-including road-building, adventure tourism, corporate expansion and mineral exploration-was expanding at an unparalleled pace. The other foot was shod in a kind ...

The Road to Mexican Hat

May 28, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Entrada Journal,The Written Word   |   0 Comment»



The Road to Mexian Hat by Francois Camoin Draw a line east-west across Utah along the latitude of Moab, or maybe a few miles north, so you can include Arches, which Ed Abbey called his favorite place on earth.  Another line north-south through Hanksville, which will intersect the Colorado at Bullfrog Marina, ...