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DKos Sabbatical, Looks Like...
Folks, I think in light of some recent commentary and my heavy workload producing the DKos Tour Series the better act of valor here is to bow out for a while and see if I can't make up some lost ...
richholtzin 04/30/2013 63 26 - -
DKos Tour Series: A Return To Monument Valley (Part 1 of 2)
Prologue : Summer’s coming on and before you know it vacation time will be here and planning for the adventure begins. For those of you headed out West,
richholtzin 04/29/2013 46 46 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Peach Springs, Grand Canyon West And The Hualapais
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 04/28/2013 25 38 5 -
DKos Tour Series: People Of The Blue-Green Water (Havasupai)
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 04/27/2013 24 49 4 -
DKos Tour Series: Hovenweep National Monument
Location/Geography: In southeast Utah, Montezuma and San Juan counties. Nearest city: Cortez, Colorado, and Blanding, Utah. Area: 785 acres. High ...
richholtzin 04/25/2013 42 45 2 -
Dkos Tour Series: Hiking The Honaker Trail (Down To The Goosenecks)
Close to the edge and ready for one hellava hike to the bottom! Prologue : Yesterday's diary on the Goosenecks of the San ...
richholtzin 04/23/2013 44 33 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Goosenecks Of The San Juan State Park
Prologue : Welcome to the world's most famous entrenched meanders––goosenecks by the more common term. If you have ever rafted the typical slow ...
richholtzin 04/22/2013 22 29 - -
DKos Tour Series: Zuñi Tribal History
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 04/20/2013 35 32 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Cedar Breaks National Monument (Not Bryce Canyon, But Close)
Location/Geography: Closest town: Cedar City, Utah. Area: Unknown, though considerably smaller than neighboring Bryce Canyon. Surrounded by Dixie ...
richholtzin 04/19/2013 41 37 3 -
DKos Special Supplement: Plate Tectonics And The World’s Changing Geography (Part 2 of 2)
Enjoy traveling from continent to continent while you can, for tomorrow, sometime in the future, you won't have to hop, skip or jump across oceans or borders ...
richholtzin 04/16/2013 68 70 5 -
DKos Special Supplement: Plate Tectonics And The World’s Changing Geography (Part 1 of 2)
Prologue : Sometime ago I published a 3-part diary series on the Colorado Plateau (if interested in reading this diary, see this URL to get started: http:
richholtzin 04/15/2013 27 47 5 -
DKos Tour Series: Hiking The Grand Canyon "Highways" (Special Supplement)
Prologue : Geesh. . .talk about a busy email bout after the Grand Canyon virtual tour series was posted last week! Well, that's what I get for opening a hiking Pandora's box ...
richholtzin 04/14/2013 74 47 4 -
DKos Tour Series: Valley Of The Gods & Valley Of Fire
Prologue : For some reason I can't explain, I have often heard people mixing up these entirely two different valley settings. The fact is, one is in Utah and the other in Nevada. Moreover, the ...
richholtzin 04/13/2013 42 53 3 -
DKos Tour Series: Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
Prologue : Arizona's Wupatki NM, which I recently posted a diary on same (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/10/1199042/-DKos-Tour-Series-Wupatki-National-Monument-...
richholtzin 04/11/2013 25 33 1 -
DKos Tour Series: Wupatki National Monument Archeological Ruins
Location/Geography : In north central Arizona, Coconino County. Nearest settlement: Cameron; nearest city, Flagstaff. Area: 35,254 (50 square miles). ...
richholtzin 04/10/2013 19 21 - -
DKos Tour Series: Grand Canyon National Park Hiking Trails (Addenda)
Hikers trekking the South Kaibab Trail (photo take by Mike Buchheit, Director of the Grand Canyon Field Institute; my boss in other words!) ...
richholtzin 04/08/2013 55 44 5 -
DKos Tour Series: Grand Canyon National Park (Part 2)
From the South Rim, looking east toward the lower part of the South Kaibab Trail Prologue : Today's continuing tour of the big ditch of ...
richholtzin 04/07/2013 57 60 4 -
DKos Tour Series: Grand Canyon National Park (Part 1)
From Desert View, looking east toward the Painted Desert Prologue : I have been asked numerous times, and here I'll paraphrase ...
richholtzin 04/06/2013 57 67 4 -
DKos Tour Series: The Grand Falls Of The Little Colorado River
Prologue : This past weekend I posted two diaries on slot canyons: Antelope Canyon (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/30/1196066/-DKos-Tour-Series-Antelope-Canyon-Page-Arizona)
richholtzin 04/03/2013 65 65 4 -
DKos Tour Series: Slot Canyon Hikes!
Paria Canyon, the loveliest of slot canyon paradises stretching from Utah into Arizona (and ends at Lee's Ferry (the Colorado River) near Page ...
richholtzin 03/31/2013 21 30 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona
Nature's most exquisite and winding passageway of form, color and ethereal ...
richholtzin 03/30/2013 28 27 - -
DKos Series: Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Prologue : Possibly the most famous caverns in the world. . .that is, below its crust. I, myself, never felt entirely comforting doing the spelunking kind of exploration, ...
richholtzin 03/29/2013 106 41 3 -
DKos Tour Series: White Sands National Monument
Prologue : And now for something completely different given the usual diaries that I post. I say 'unusual' without exaggeration, because this monument is conceivably the most singular in all ...
richholtzin 03/27/2013 92 55 4 -
DKos Tour Series: The Taos Pueblo, New Mexico
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 03/25/2013 84 79 5 -
DKos Tour Series: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah
Prologue : Today's diary completes a 3-pack Utah State Park series. Globlin Valley (URL: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/22/1194633/-DKos-Tour-...
richholtzin 03/24/2013 26 23 - -
DKos Tour Series: Kodachrome Basin State Park
Photo by Digital-Images Please note: Yesterday's Goblin Valley posting was the first of three Utah State Park diaries. And, ...
richholtzin 03/23/2013 38 53 1 -
DKos Tour Series: Goblin Valley State Park
Please note : I have had a few emails asking about the Acoma Pueblo diary's posting. It was posted on Thursday, as promised, but there was a lot of ...
richholtzin 03/22/2013 41 35 2 -
Dkos Tour Series: Acoma Pueblo (Literally a/k/a/ "Sky City")
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 03/21/2013 28 27 3 -
DKos Tour Series: Meteor Crater Landmark (Winslow, AZ)
Given Sunday's posting on a special place in Utah, near Green River (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/17/1192848/-Dkos-Tour-Series-The-San-Rafael-Swell-That-...
richholtzin 03/19/2013 135 99 7 -
Dkos Tour Series: The San Rafael Swell (That Should Be A National Monument)
To DKos Community Readers And Supporters : In the heels of the Nine Mile Canyon posting (see URL: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/15/1192850/-DKos-...
richholtzin 03/17/2013 51 50 2 -
DKos Tour Series: Nine Mile Canyon (needs our help!)
What happens when a plethora of glyphs, like this sample, are being destroyed. . .
richholtzin 03/15/2013 22 45 3 -
DKos Special Supplement: The Mother Road. . .Route 66!
Howdy and who's ready for a change of pace from gripping times and then slip back to something more halcyon? Thus here goes another time travel piece, but this time we'...
richholtzin 03/13/2013 114 58 6 -
DKos Special Supplement: Hiking the Waterpocket Fold and 'The Wave'
Imagine you face or faces inserted in this image and let's get started on another virtual hiking tour. . . In case you missed it, the Capitol Reef diary brought attention to one of the ...
richholtzin 03/10/2013 24 36 3 -
DKos Tour Series: Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Location/Geography : Arizona, Apache County, the closest town is Chinle. Area: 131 square miles. Off Hwy. 191 and Route 7 (at Chinle). Defiance Plateau region. Chinle Wash separates the north and ...
richholtzin 03/09/2013 23 33 4 -
DKos Special Diary: The Ancestral Puebloans, Part II (Social Customs & Practices)
Prologue : Continuing where yesterday’s diary left off this diary delves into the quintessence of everyday living among the Ancestral Puebloans. Namely, the communal aspects of their culture. ...
richholtzin 03/08/2013 27 37 4 -
DKos Special Diary: The Ancestral Puebloans, Part I (The Culture)
Prologue : The previous diary posted on the Human History of the Colorado Plateau (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/06/1183471/-DKos-Special-Diary-Human-History-of-the-Colorado-Plateau) as ...
richholtzin 03/07/2013 3 22 1 -
DKos Special Diary: John Wesley Powell Expedition Photos (Supplement)
Recently I obtained some photos relevant to the material of these diaries. It was a bit of a late delivery but at least they got here. Nevertheless, I came up with an ...
richholtzin 03/05/2013 19 17 2 -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 9
(Note to this portrait and its verse: Although a popular painting at the time, Major Powell would not have approved the eulogy's import. He happened to have revered Glen Canyon and ...
richholtzin 03/04/2013 6 14 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 8
There's where we're going, boys! the major said pointing. . . He didn't have a map in his hand, of course, because there was hardly any mapped terrain in this part of the country, such ...
richholtzin 03/03/2013 19 17 1 -
DKos Tour Series: Capitol Reef NP
Location/Geography : Wayne, Garfield, Sevier, and Emery Counties, Utah. Area: 241,904.26 acres (978.9518 sq. km). Some 100 miles, lengthwise the ʻreefʼ is fairly narrow (378 sq. miles). ...
richholtzin 03/03/2013 20 18 1 -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 7
Note To Dkos Readers: If you are just joining me for this series of diaries on, please read the introduction in the first diary (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/24/1189130/-...
richholtzin 03/02/2013 16 28 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 6
A photo of Major Powell less than ten years after his final Green and Colorado rivers expedition. (But it likely was the politics and his position in same that did most of the aging!) Note To ...
richholtzin 03/01/2013 27 18 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 5
Note To Dkos Readers: If you are just joining me for this series of diaries on, please read the introduction in the first diary (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/24/...
richholtzin 02/28/2013 12 25 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 4
Note To Dkos Readers: If you are just joining me for this series of diaries on, please read the introduction in the first diary (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/24/1189130/-DKos-Special-...
richholtzin 02/27/2013 27 33 4 -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell and the 1869 Expedition, Part 3
Note To Dkos Readers : If you are just joining me for this series of diaries on, please read the introduction in the first diary and I recommend reading ...
richholtzin 02/26/2013 26 22 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell & the 1869 Expedition, Part 2
John Wesley in his 1930s Note To Dkos Readers : If you are just joining me for this series of diaries on, please read the introduction in yesterday’s diary (http://...
richholtzin 02/25/2013 8 16 - -
DKos Special Diary: The Mythical John Wesley Powell & the 1869 Expedition, Part 1
Introduction : For those who are interested in late 19th Century Western history, today begins an abridged account of one of America’s most outstanding explorers of the Colorado Plateau’s ...
richholtzin 02/24/2013 16 26 6 -
DK Tour Series: Death Valley National Park, Part II of II
Today, we continue and finish our simmering tour of the Big Valley straddling Nevada and California. This setting truly has it all, including one of the most clear and majestic celestial displays ...
richholtzin 02/24/2013 36 59 2 -
Dkos Tour Series: Death Valley National Park, Part I of II
When you think of this national park, what comes to mind? For instance, this view:
richholtzin 02/23/2013 79 69 5 -
DKos Special Diary: Archeoastronomy, Part III Of III
Star Cities I have heard the Four Corner archeoastronomy sites called. I suppose that's a good way to look at these prehistoric locales where the Ancestral Puebloans, like all other star-gazing ...
richholtzin 02/21/2013 23 51 6 -
DKos Special Diary: Archeoastronomy, Part II of III
Yesterday's introduction to archeoastronomy has hopefully opened minds to the essentials of what prehistoric people thought about the cosmos and their temporal placement in its greater context. (...
richholtzin 02/20/2013 48 77 11 -
DKos Special Diary: Archeoastronomy, Part I of III
The two-part Chaco Canyon Astronomy (on 1/26 and 1/27) was well received by the DKos community. Thank you! There were also many commentators who mentioned an interest in learning more about this ...
richholtzin 02/19/2013 25 50 8 -
DKos Supplement: So Where'd The Arches Hiking Diary Go?
Well, before I get any more personal email on the matter, YES, I did publish, as promised (or threatened) Arches NP hiking diary this morning, which was around 8:45 if memory serves. And some of ...
richholtzin 02/17/2013 23 12 - -
DKos Special Diary: 2 Recommended Arches NP Hiking Adventures!
Prologue : Yesterday's Arches NP tour (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/16/1182391/-DKos-Tour-Series-Arches-National-Park) mentioned hikes ranging from the easy to the more strenuous. Its ...
richholtzin 02/17/2013 30 24 - -
DKos Tour Series: Arches National Park
Location/Geography : Grand County, Moab, eastern Utah. Area: 76,358.98 acres; 119 square miles. Spotlight : This park setting has more arches than any other place on the planet! Ancient salt ...
richholtzin 02/16/2013 80 81 6 -
Dkos Special Series: Desert Ecology Of The Southwest
Last weekend's diary on Canyonlands National Park touched upon an important subject relating to its terrain and typical climate. Thus the subject title of today's diary. For those who ...
richholtzin 02/13/2013 85 86 10 -
DKos Special Diary: 2 Recommended Hikes In Canyonlands NP
Prologue : This special supplement follows on the proverbial heals of yesterday's Canyonlands National Park tour. (Were you on the tour? I mean, did you get a chance to read along, as it were? ...
richholtzin 02/10/2013 15 19 2 -
Dkos Tour Series: Canyonlands NP
In this continuing armchair virtual tour series, and thanks to the community for being so receptive to same, we’re headed back to the desert country, this time in the Moab, Utah vicinity. ...
richholtzin 02/09/2013 67 55 6 -
DKos Special Diary: An Archeological Timeline Relative To The Colorado Plateau
Prologue : This segment provides a concise summary of the Ancestral Puebloans presence throughout parts of the Four Corners region. Many people, including older maps, such as the one opening this ...
richholtzin 02/07/2013 22 30 5 -
DKos Special Diary: Human History of the Colorado Plateau
Prologue : The prehistoric people of the Colorado Plateau, the so-named Ancestral Puebloans, lived here for well over a thousand years. While the geology and scenic beauty and diversity of flora ...
richholtzin 02/06/2013 13 16 2 -
DKos Special Zion Canyon Supplement!
Whoa there, Nellie. . . I am getting a few or more requests about hiking 'the Subway ,' thanks to the inviting pictures posted on today's Zion Canyon NP diary. Let me preface this brief diary how ...
richholtzin 02/03/2013 38 72 2 -
The Dkos Tour Series: Zion Canyon NP
Welcome, DKos community, to a continuing series of the most celebrated scenic icons highlighting the Colorado Plateau (a/k/a the Four Corners region of the Southwest). Each diary presents ...
richholtzin 02/03/2013 33 40 5 -
Dkos Special Series: Relevant Geology For Armchair Tours
The logo sure does sound official, doesn't it? Well, given the diaries posted thus far, all of which explain some essentials of geology, including the larger tri-series on the Colorado Plateau, I ...
richholtzin 02/02/2013 65 60 14 -
Dkos Special Diary: The Wellness Of Ethnobotany
Prologue : And now for another change of pace (away from the virtual tour missives, yet in a way complimentary due to the people and the subject matter). Let me explain. Many of the diaries I've ...
richholtzin 01/30/2013 57 60 12 -
The Dkos Tour Series: Chaco Canyon, Part 2 of 2
This diary begins where part 1 left off and will take the community deeper into the web of intrigue of the most fascinating, if not the most enigmatic, archeological ruin on the planet. I say ...
richholtzin 01/27/2013 54 74 8 -
The Dkos Tour Series: Chaco Canyon, Part 1 of 2
The information in this continuing series is presented in the guise of a tourist’s handbook; actually, an informative field guide backed by trustworthy research. The text is also “layered” ...
richholtzin 01/26/2013 36 66 9 -
The DKos Tour Series: The Colorado Plateau, Part 3 of 3
This diary continues where yesterday’s diary left off and completes the series. Feel free to consult any of these Colorado Plateau/Four Corners region diaries for general information and ...
richholtzin 01/25/2013 43 58 4 -
Res Dogs: A Genial Yarn Based On A True Story (Chapter 1)
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 01/24/2013 19 22 1 -
The DKos Tour Series, The Colorado Plateau Part 2 of 3
Prologue : This diary continues where yesterday’s diary left off. Thus a continuum of just about everything you ever wanted to know about this multifaceted, and typically high country province. . ....
richholtzin 01/24/2013 48 57 4 -
The DKos Tour Series: The Colorado Plateau, Part 1 of 3
In addition to the diary on Res Dogs, which I posted earlier today (and I do hope those of you who love dogs will at least peruse its contents), the following diary begins a 3-day back-to-back ...
richholtzin 01/23/2013 20 35 5 -
Res Dogs: A Genial Yarn Based On A True Story
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Apparently, someone didn't like my take or spiel on Native American history and I'd rather not quibble ...
richholtzin 01/23/2013 49 50 1 -
The DKos Tour Series (Continuing): Today’s Feature––A Hellava Place To Lose A Cow!
About This New Series : Encouraged by some commentators to share more famous landmarks of the Colorado Plateau, that I can and will gladly do. These offerings are mainly intended for a virtual ...
richholtzin 01/19/2013 65 56 6 -
Re: The President's Imminent 19 Proposals On Gun Control
I'm not a betting kind of person. Neither am I a qualified political pundit as so many other DKos diarists are. But I admit to my sometimes contradictory nature when I say President Obama's thoughts ...
richholtzin 01/15/2013 1 - 1 -
The Art Of Backpacking Tips (My Gratuity To The DK Community)
So many of you have sent me your appreciative comments on all these outdoors oriented missives I’ve been tapping out on the keyboard (including a trilogy of same on the Colorado Plateau ...
richholtzin 01/14/2013 30 37 10 -
A Companion Narration For George Steck’s Glen Canyon Film
Prologue : The following missive is an actual account of George Steck’s rafting excursions that closely follows the movie embed (on YouTube) that was just posted as a companion diary. He called ...
richholtzin 01/13/2013 10 11 3 -
Beauty Lost: George Steck’s Glen Canyon Vintage Movie
Recently, I posted a series of Glen Canyon-Lake Powell diaries. I was also blown away by the great reception I received from the Daily Kos community for sharing my thoughts (and, at times, ...
richholtzin 01/13/2013 25 24 2 -
Earth's Most Iconic Valley Of Stone & Sand
How about let'€™s take a break from canyonology as I call it (but there is really no such word) and continue with the nature slash environmental theme of these diary-missives? What I also garner ...
richholtzin 01/12/2013 96 111 9 -
Can This News Be Real?
Knowing the Daily Kos community is the best when it comes to especially political commentary. . .and something I'd rather not contribute to (therefore showing my ignorance on such subject matter. . ....
richholtzin 01/10/2013 23 9 - -
The Lost Atlantis Of Canyons (Glen Canyon Dry)
Special Note To Readers : The four diaries in the "It Wasn't Nice To Drown A Canyon Lady" series were reconstructed extrapolations from a larger tome entitled “BEAUTY LOST.” If ...
richholtzin 01/06/2013 87 161 19 -
It Wasn’t Nice To Drown A Lady! (Revisiting The Glen Canyon-Lake Powell Rigamarole, Part IV)
Note : This week’s diary continues and concludes the series. (Previous diaries were posted on 12/8, 12/22 and 12/29 and can be perused by clicking on my profile.) Introduction : For many years, ...
richholtzin 01/05/2013 8 17 2 -
It Wasn't Nice To Drown A Canyon Lady! (Revisiting The Glen Canyon-Lake Powell Rigamarole, Part III)
Note : This week’s diary continues the saga. Previous diaries were posted on 12/8 and 12/22 under the same title. I am also considering some recent and salient commentary from the DKos community ...
richholtzin 12/29/2012 15 21 4 -
A MOST SURPRISING CHRISTMAS, Part 2 of 2
This diary voluntarily removed; if anyone would like me to resend to their email, let me know. Thanks for your understanding.
richholtzin 12/24/2012 4 5 - -
A MOST SURPRISING CHRISTMAS, Part 1 of 2
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richholtzin 12/23/2012 5 5 - -
IT WASN’T NICE TO DROWN A LADY! (Revisiting The Glen Canyon-Lake Powell Rigamarole, Part II)
Kindly Note : This is the second of three diaries posted under the same title. Mea culpa, for this addendum will be a tad longer than the first, though more detailed. (Hence, a need to indulge the ...
richholtzin 12/22/2012 16 17 5 -
A REQUISITE GLEN CANYON-LAKE POWELL POSTPONEMENT. . .
contents removed (contact diarist for revision)
richholtzin 12/15/2012 2 6 1 -
It Wasn't Nice To Drown A Lady! (Revisiting The Glen Canyon-Lake Powell Rigamarole, Part 1)
Prologue with a Sobering Realism : The popularity of Glen Canyon with its new emblem, National Recreation Area (established October, 1972) promotes an image of a multi-use facility that opened its ...
richholtzin 12/08/2012 137 112 11 -
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