Sundown Legends

A Journey into the American Southwest

Michael Checchio

Thomas Dunne Books

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INTO THE LIGHT
I HAD BEEN studying the maps all winter. Reading the names on the printed page and responding to their power and mystery: Cape Royal, Dirty Devil River, the Maze, Shiprock, Hovenweep, Canyon del Muerto, Moenkopi, Keet Seel, Desolation Canyon, Dead Horse Point. I savored those names in my mind. They had deep meaning and a mythic association.
I had cabin fever, if one can be said to have cabin fever in San Francisco. I needed to get out of town. Needed to sort out my camping gear and get back to nature—whatever that means.

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Michael Checchio

Michael Checchio is the author of A Clean, Well-Lighted Stream, a collection of fly-fishing essays, and Mist on the River: An Angler's Quest for Steelhead. His sporting essays have appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Rod & Reel, Trout, Flyfisher, and California Fly Fisher. He lives in San Francisco.

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Sundown Legends
A Journey into the American Southwest
Michael Checchio

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2000
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312205935
ISBN10: 0312205937
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$22.95

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2000
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ISBN: 9780312273972
ISBN10: 0312273975
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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