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"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Down. I think I said in another piece once. I think beaches are morgues with better lighting. And to me, they're teaches our morgues with better lighting. I gotta write that down. Christopher Solomon's Our guest today on travel with Rick Steves. Chris is a contributing editor outside magazine. Christopher, Let's talk about the baking environment. What were the roads like? I understand you actually found streambeds to sometimes be the best place to bake. And then what was the actual bake Lake? Yeah, Here's what was interesting about this trip. Rick is you didn't have to be some exceptional mountain biker, and I'm not John Humphreys of Lizard head had stitched together this route. It was a skein of old ranch roads, mining roads, occasionally logging roads up on the mountain tops. Often old. Why'd gravel and sand type roads? It wasn't aggressive, You know, single track as they call it in mountain biking. You had been incredibly skilled. You just had to be, you know, a little bit careful for those sand in the deep washes and stuff like that, but often in the in the desert country. The flattish thing around is an old stream bed and streambeds do what streambeds do when it rains, and so they could be pretty rutted. They could be filled with boulders. And so we took the latest mountain bikes and Mountain bikes these days are things of wonder. I mean, you could have a rocky stream bed and you could actually find that a workable road because of the modern bikes that you had big tires, hydraulic posts on the seats to absorb the shock. They're just as plush as a Cadillac these days, the seats will go up and down to lower or raise your center of gravity to keep you Nice and comfortable and safe, safer. The tires now for some of these bikes are three inches wide. I mean, practically surf on some of the sand will make you so much better than you think you are, which is it's gonna be dangerous and all your gear is in the wagon, so it's going ahead. Except you've got a little day back on with your water you're carrying. You're carrying enough for for safety for the day because you're not sometimes sure how much you're going to meet the This is travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with Christopher Solomon about his.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Go through Santa Fe, Ghous or Albuquerque. But then Gallup, New Mexico and Kingman, you know all the way down into Los Angeles. Flannery if you could just sum up things for us with an image, Let's say you're driving on that romantic beloved route 66. It's a wonderful road trip, and suddenly you cross into what you consider a land apart. How do you know it's different? What happens when you enter? The Great Southwest. I think it's the sky whenever I speak to anyone who lives near the ocean and tells me that they couldn't live without the ocean. I say that in the Southwest, the sky is your ocean, and there is A show ongoing from dawn till sunset and then even afterwards because the sky is so clear. You know, there's such wonderful observatories located in the Southwest. So that you can see the stars. So you know, it doesn't really matter whether it's day or night. There is either a magic of light playing on the clouds. Or there is this spectacular view of the stars and the moon. It's hard to see in many other places in the desert gives you that. Hey, Flannery Burke a land apart. Thank you so much for joining us and best wishes with your teaching and you're writing. Thank you. You can hear more with Flannery Burke on the Great Southwest with this week's show In the radio section of Rick steves dot com. Christopher Solomon wrote hundreds of miles of what he calls empty, achingly scenic back country trails on a mountain bike tour through the deserts and mountains of southern Utah. And he thinks you could probably pull it off to Hear how wild the ride really gets in just a minute on travel with Rick Steves. Many people who get covid 19 recover within a few weeks, but some have symptoms that stretch on long after the initial infection. Once you have it, you can't unring that bell and you're looking at months to years of illness. But what about those who are vaccinated Could they suffer from covid in the long term, and we're really scared that there are things that are going on with me that I'm going to have to deal with for the rest of my life on the next morning edition from NPR news..

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Far to find fascinating sights from 1000 years ago, Try Effigy Mounds National Park in Iowa, There is a mound in the shape of a bear facing the direction of the Mississippi River. Prayers held bones buried protected coming up. Terry Tempest, Williams introduces us to her favorite national parks. In the American Southwest history is still very much alive. You don't have to find out how native people lived a long time ago to learn other ways. Other cultures of the United States. You can find out how native people are living now. Flannery Burke Explorers what Great Southwest represents to the rest of the country. And Christopher Solomon describes a hot, dusty week crossing the wilds of Utah on a mountain bike, some really adventurous outings that mix exhaustion with beauty. The views are magnificent in the hour ahead, come along its travel with Rick Steves. Live from NPR news. I'm jail. Snyder. President Biden is marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The White House released a video message last night. In which the president called for unity. NPR's Windsor Johnston, reports of president and the first lady will visit all three of the 9 11 memorial sites today to pay their respects to the victims. And the families they left behind. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says President Biden will visit ground zero in New York City, She says he and the first lady will also travel to the Pentagon and a memorial outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United flight 93 crashed into a field. The president felt it was important to visit Each of these three sites to commemorate the lives lost. The sacrifices made nearly 3000 people were killed on 9 11. The 20th anniversary of the attacks comes less than three weeks after US troops pulled out of Afghanistan, America's longest war that began shortly after September. 11th 2001 Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington 1911 observances come as thousands of evacuated Afghans are now staying at Fort Bliss, one of eight U. S. Military bases where they're undergoing medical and security checks before being resettled in the United States. The State Department's list. Garcon was on hand when journalists got their first look inside. I wasn't here for the first flight, but I've heard that when the first flight landed, it was an extremely emotional experience. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. And now watching the kids around the village and knowing they're safe. It hits home and it is a reminder of why this mission is so important. Angela Jirga from member station K T. E P was among the journalists who received a tour of the facilities inside Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss has transformed a base camp with beds for 1800 soldiers into what the army calls a village. With the capacity for 10,000 people. The first Afghan evacuees arrived on a flight August 21st most our families about 40%, our Children. Four plays Commanding general Sean Bernabe says the mission has evolved in the past three weeks. The ability to.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"It like you said Everything's in that case. It is so much. Christopher solomon thank you so much and again We can read your article in outside magazine. Thank you what's the scenery been. We've been traveling. Send us a short impression from your travels in an original haiku poem details for sending us yours are in the radio section. At rick steves dot com. Here are some interesting ones that have come in lately that we thought you might enjoy. Colin newman from portland. oregon shares. A site that has stayed with him from a visit some years ago to the desert southwest northern lights. I saw new mexico march. Three sons storms drove them south. Lynn ganor of why luca hawaii reminds us that maui central valley shouldn't be overlooked by the island's many tourists. Sunday wind gusts sugarcane sways guilt green in ephemeral blaze and marc cohn from beverly massachusetts sends us this haiku. He wrote after a visit to quebec city. How to get back up to the top of old quebec. The funicular travel with rick steves produced. Rick steves europe in edmonds washington itim tap kasmnir halt and bardsley. Andrew wakeling manages our website radio affiliate relations by sheila -gars off our theme. Music is by jerry. Frank we have studio health this week from w. f. r. d. dartmouth college and step ridge studios in santa fe. Wretched stroud read this week's listener travel. Haiku listen again. Whenever you like steves dot com slash radio. Hey i'm rick steves and i love art and in my new book. Europe's top one hundred masterpieces. I share my favorites with gorgeous photos and vivid descriptions. It's all in europe's top one hundred masterpieces art for the traveler. It's available now at rick. Steves dot com..

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

08:20 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Because you. You're not sure how much you're gonna meet. The this is travel with rick steves. We're talking with christopher solomon about his adventures on a mountain bike going across a remote corner of utah. Our phone number is eight. Seven seven three three three seven. Four to five and joe's colin from new hampshire. Joe give commentary for christopher the question of why wife and i are both Have on a bucket list to do some mountain biking and listening to the conversation right there. The question is what is the best way for us to get in shape for doing a trip like that and what type of accessories would you suggest that we take with us. Yeah So couple questions there. The first one. I would suggest there's nothing nothing like doing so. I don't know how much you have the chance to. Just get out and ride your bike. And if you can't be writing. And i'm not trying to be simplistic about that. But getting out and getting in the saddle. And if you can't get on your mountain bike get an a spin class. Four days a week i. I live in the city of seattle. And i'm in the gym riding stationary bike. More often than care to admit you need that saddle time to. There's nothing worse than getting. Saddle sores about a day and a half into a into a long trip like that. It's very uncomfortable. You get a saddle probably not gonna go away for the rest of it will go. It might go away right near the end but it might not and it could get worse so you you just need you know but in the seat time just fine time to ride several days a week and even if it's at the gym would be my first suggestion the second one you asked about. What kind of accessories. A good outfitter will provide a long list of gear. That you need. I mean were you wondering about anything in particular just in general. That's all. I'm not even sure where to begin when i think about a trip like that. So probably a big deal is if you're gonna take a tour on your own. Yeah the thing. The biggest thing i would i would just out for a trip is just make sure you're comfortable with the ability level of the tours that you're thinking about i guess would just make sure you're not in over your head and really ask a lot of questions of the tour operator. I have been on one or two where people do get a little swamped bite off more than they can do physically. Yeah all right joe. Thanks for your call. Thank you very much for taking. Okay good luck on your next mountain bike trip. Laura's calling from texas. Hey laura yes hi. Thanks for your call. You have a question or comment for christopher. Yes i do. I've been reading desert solitaire. The book that edward abbey road in the nineteen sixties and i was inspired by section in which he proposes that so he was a stranger but he he proposes park rose She'd be limited to park buses or bikes Allowing people to be liberated from automobile uses. The word liberated I have experienced that. Freedom finale national park where You really can't get very far into the parking lot. You park your car at the entrance and then you take a bus in walker. Pike and so He says when plant a man on foot on horseback vice cool. We'll see more feel more enjoy more than one mile than the motorized. I can't and a hundred miles so my question is to your guest if he knew about that proposal and if that informed his desire to trust you know i i have read desert solitaire. But it's been a long time ago. I was reading some abby and preparation to go down there. Because it's sort of the body mecum right of the desert southwest and you've got to read some of him before heading into his land. Edward abbey yeah and you know he was a little bit contradictory though. You know he does say a couple of things you know people slide through this country now. What slick as greece but then he would take some back country roads for two weeks with friends in an automobile in an old truck. But i have heard about some of these proposals philosophically. I'm in favor of them. I do understand that. Some people can't move around as easily as the rest of us. So i i understand some of the pushes and pulls on on either side. But i'm certainly sympathetic. To the idea of more people getting out and seeing it by bike you slow down more. You really do you. will you. Roll down the window. As i think he says in one of the essays i was reading he. Roll down the window lady. That smell. it's the desert. So yeah i i certainly understand. I don't think realistically we're going to be able to shut all the roads in mount rainier national park and give people renna bikes anytime soon. But i like the idea of maybe trying at more than just the agreement that philosophically you know. Ideally if you get out and walk by kill experience more and even if you're going by car you can factor that into what you're able to do physically laura. Thanks for your call. thank you travel with. Rick steves talking with christopher solomon about his mountain bike ride in utah and christopher. Let's just wrap things up here with some of the the simple joys. I mean your caked in dust and you finally get to a shower. That must be an amazing nice feeling. These trips always have certain progression wreck. I find where you get out there and at first you can't almost deal with it. You're still in civilization mode city mode and you're just you're uncomfortable you're hot. You're sweaty or sticky. Because i can't go to bed at night without taking the sheriff. I'm a little bit and then but on the day and a half in you you forget about your cell phone you start to forget that. You're all hot and sticky. The food everything. You're fed tastes like filet mignon. And just something just turns to happen to you and your excellent. Forget that you're sticking you kind of doing your that. You're having to wash your hair. You don't really care you don't even remember you have hair and you do get a solar shower. Someone's hung on a juniper tree and it's been baked by the sun and some hot water about three days in and you're only able to scrub off like the top two layers of dust and it still feels just magical and then you put on a clean paris ox and you could be a king. It's really just a really any climates bed and you've got the stars overhead and you got you can watch the weather coming and going. And he got the bugs i mean. Was that like oh you kind of wonder what the rich people are doing tonight. Because because there's no one richer than you really and then in the morning a cup of coffee oh and you just sit and have a cup of coffee and watch the sun. Come up over the red rock country. There was one time we were at the edge of a place. Called the dark canyon primitive area. One of many areas had never even heard of before and i consider myself a fairly well traveled adventure writer and and we just sat there for hours. You know sipping a beer at the end of the day and a beer sitting around the campfire beer about sparks going up toward the milky way. Yeah once in a while someone would try to say something about how beautiful it was. This this mini grand canyon at the foot of us in everything we said just was so insufficient that you to shut up again and just stare some more and just try to remember it. You know the sad thing to me just kind of overcame me. People go through their entire adult lives. Never even get close to that experience. Now it's their choice. You can make that choice and you don't one thing. I would want to emphasize his. I'm reasonably fit. But i'm not as fit as my friends. Think i am not as adventurous as people think i am. People can do this stuff with a little bit a little bit of effort of little bit of an adventuresome spirit. I mean it was a guided trip. Yeah you wrote about kevin one of the guys on your trip and you see. It was the seventh and last morning he said. I never want these trips to end. That must be special comradery and a special satisfaction. When you've made the point to do this and you've been kicked industrious news. You've enjoyed sleeping under the stars and he and for a week. He was able to step away from his very busy life. With a couple of kids. And a wonderful wife and He fully escaped and just wanted to keep going like Like edward abbey's character. Hey duke okay. So you've done this. It sounds like a real triumph. How do you follow that. If you had a great dose of mountain biking in the great outdoors in in utah. What would be next for you in your mountain. Biking travel dream and inviting travel dreams. Well just in the same sort of genre where somebody else's carrying your gear and you've got one week off and you want to get close to nature and appreciate the bright vastness of the milky way. I haven't thought of a good next mountain biking trip. There's still more road. Biking related supported trips. I'd like to do what would that be There's all sorts of stuff you can do through the rockies. There supported trips through the alps. Where you eat like a king andy. Reid mountain passes through the outside following the tour de france. That must be trying to. Because i know the big deal and river. Rafting is gourmet eating and beautiful Appreciation and you earn it every day and you earn.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

08:20 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Custom. Small group tour called the. Hey duke tour named after. Edward abbey's fictional desert rat who ends up vanishing into a canyon. Chris writes about in homeside magazine where he is a contributing editor. He joins us now on travel. With rick steves to tell us what it was like. Our conversation was recorded before the pandemic christopher. Thanks for being here. L. great to be here described just the basics of the trip because it sounds like it's rough but it's also a vacation you had a sag wagon and had a guidance on. Yeah there's an outfitter who i've done some trips with who does some very thoughtful trips It's called a lizard head cycling guides and they do some some really adventurous outings. That mix exhaustion with beauty. I guess i would say and this trip. The owner really love southeast utah. And he wanted to crossing of the bottom of the state but cut off of the boring bits and so he envisioned a two week trip in which people can sign up for one week or both. I chose the second week but the two week trip would start in big water. Utah which i'd never heard of and is over on the west side of lake powell and then goes for four hundred fifty miles in kind of a rough j. shape across the bottom of the state swinging through like the henry beh- mountains pass lake powell again into glen canyon national recreation area down into the new bears years national monument than up past canyon lands and then finishes with finish line hamburgers in moab. Finish line. I one of the best hamburgers you've ever gone. Just fall into a pint of beer at the local brewery. Now i gotta say physically. You look like the last person i would ever imagine. That would take a tour. Just look like he's walked right out of some sports magazine Outfitters dream come true but you compromised the independence to do this experience with other people who you didn't know and you actually had a guide and you had a sag wagon. Where if you wanted to take some time off you could just go ahead or leave your there and you for an independent traveler young on the ball. Adventures outdoors enthusiasts. Are you glad you took the tour. Yeah i think you bring up a good point. I love to go backpacking by myself. I'll go ski. Touring with friends in terms of outdoor kind of activities and my friends and i are fairly independent and sort of self contained but for trips like this. There are real benefits to going with an outfitter on a week long mountain biking trip. Someone else carries all your stuff and you get to just ride all day especially in the desert where you might have to carry five gallons of water and that's just for one day and then you get into camp and you've got some interesting people that you've shared the experience with is that a plus for the most part it's a plus you never know who you're going to meet and stuff but part of the magical experience sometimes meeting new people and just having these amazing experiences along the way but You could do a trip like this if you were a very experienced mountain biker. Bike as it's called is is a very hot trend right now in the outdoors. But i'm not that experienced of a mountain biker. I didn't want to do that. I wanted to go with an experienced guide. I say that as kind of a leading question. Because i think there's a lot of very independent capable younger travelers that don't really properly consider the benefits of taking an organized tour. Because it's good to have a guy. That's it's good to have the backup. It's good to have the social fund as well. Oh yeah and you know in. The guide has expertise. The guide has stories. I mean the guy of course takes care of all the logistics. When you add all that up it's really not that expensive. That's what i find when i go on vacation. I like take river rafting in the great outdoors. 'cause i all i do is museums in europe and sought. It's a beautiful break from that and it's nice to have that guy who can tell the stories and enter your questions and you know you've got the comforts of a tour as well. Now when i read your article. And i'll tell you you must've taken good note in the midst of this epic bike ride the sand and the thirst talk about the sand. I mean it's just. It just sounds brutal. There's a famous mountaineer in the northwest named fred. Becky who is legendary. And here's a quote in one of his books that says the beauty is paid for in part with the currency of suffering. Always loved that quote in. It's an old idea from english adventurers and the idea that the colors are always a little brighter. If you had to bleed for them you know. And i don't take that sentiment too far because i know but it's like if you drive up to a mountain pass you enjoy the beauty but if you'd bike up to mountain you're probably really inter- the beauty i think we can all relate to the idea that if we've had earn something you know the taste is that much sweeter and i'm of britain's spam tastes really good if you've been hiking altered and so you know i'm not an incredibly hard man athlete but i really enjoy these things where you get out and test yourself a little bit during the day and the view is that much greater at. So you've got the sand everywhere and you're thirsty. You wrote about how tongues growth thick and conversation ceases where we had this epoch day on actually the first day of the trip to be fair the guides tweet to the trip afterwards to make it a little arduous but you can go in the desert From these just almost sublime rhapsodic sort of a experiences and then everybody runs out of water in the sag wagon didn't show up where we thought it was going to an suddenly everyone's out of water and it's dusk and you've suddenly gone forty five miles and and you're done and you don't feel like going far. They're in the mood. Changes just like that and unversed services and then tailwinds become headwinds and his son is an envelope overhead. These are experiences that you earn. There's a great line and it and it's a line. i'd heard before in the outdoors. One of the guides repeated. He says you know this is what we call type two fun type two pfennigs kinds of and i said you remind me type two fun. Yeah it doesn't have to be fun to be fun. Well in that sense. This was a great trip. Yeah and you their their moments like that throughout the day so there are highs and lows throughout these trips. And i find that that's part of the real pleasure of them to is like realistically life isn't just this constant highlight reel there. There are moments of ecstasy. And then you're down in the dumps again and you're not sure you're going to get out but then you pull out again and i think that's that's life and that's also what makes these trips so so special. You know you had an option you could've spent. I would bet less money by flying the mazatlan and being on a beachside resort with a little plastic. Strap on your wrist and get all the margaritas you want and It would have been easier. Might have been type one fun. But i think as far as embracing life and having a forever vivid experience this one would top then hands down in another once i think. Beaches are more with better lighting. I mean to me their ages are morgues with better lighting. I gotta write that down. Christopher solomon's our guest today on travel with rick steves. Chris contributing editor at outside magazine christopher. Let's talk about the baking environment What were the roads like I understand you actually found stream beds to sometimes be the best place to bike. And then what was the actual bike like. Here's what was interesting about this trip is you didn't have to be some exceptional mountain by and i'm not john humphreys of lizard head stitched together this route a skein of of old ranch roads mining roads occasionally logging roads on the mountaintops often old wide gravel and sand type roads. It wasn't aggressive single-track as they call it in mountain biking had been credibly skilled. You just had to be a little bit careful for those. The sand in the deep washers and stuff like that but often in in the desert country The flattest thing around is an old stream bed and stream beds. Do what stream beds do when it rains and so they could be pretty rutted. They could be filled with boulders and so We took the latest mountain bikes and mountain bikes. These days are things of wonder. I mean so you could have a rocky stream bed and you could actually find that a a workable road because of the modern bikes that you had big tires hydraulic posts on the seats to absorb the shock. Oh they're just as plush as a cadillac. These days that the seats will go up and down to lower or raise your center of gravity to keep you nice and comfortable and safe safer. The tires now for some of these bikes are three inches wide practically surf on some. And they'll make you so much better than you think you are. Which is dangerous and all your gear is in the wagons which going ahead. Except you've got little day on with your water carrying cared enough for for safety for the day.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Normally think of when we think of a newcomer the fact that that story is told at least for me whenever i look at that image. Just delights me. Well i mean we've got cultures coming together we've got you know man and nature coming together. It's here's sort of the tide. Rips of society flannery the subtitle the southwest and the nation in twentieth century. What you mean by end the nation in the twentieth century. Well there are many many scholars who are doing absolutely fantastic. Work right now about what is sometimes called the southwest borderlands or the spanish borderlands or the mexican borderlands and they really treat the us mexico border as a line in the sand. It's something that has political impact but it is not the entirety of of history. And you know that border has not always been there. Flannery burks our guest today on travel. With rick steves. She's an associate professor of history at saint louis university and she's written a cultural history of the southwest united states called a land apart it's published by the university of arizona press. You can find links to our guests each week. At rick steves dot com slash radio when you're talking about the south west. Where did that notion of the great southwest come from set created by some initiative tourism. Or something do you know so that was created by a man named charles alumnus and in the late nineteenth century. He hit on this idea. It was a publicity stunt that he would walk from ohio to los angeles and he basically followed the route of the atchison pika and santa fe railway and he arrived in los angeles and his dispatches were published in the los angeles times he later went to work for the los angeles times and then leader. He worked for the los angeles chamber of commerce and he had a magazine called out west that he published and he had the right for a living so he had to write a lot and he called the portion of mexico and arizona that he had passed through on his walking trip and we're he had made many many friends among a nobleman ikano and also indigenous communities. He called that and southern california. The great southwest. Okay so back. Then and this is the late eighteen hundreds. He didn't distinguish between the more indigenous south west of arizona new mexico and then california. He thought it was altogether. But today that magic sort of stays distinct and unique in what. You're considering the southwest. Which is those two states. I think so. Limits went on to found the southwest museum which still operates in los angeles just off the pasadena freeway but southern california was repeatedly overwhelmed by waves of migrants one of them california would have more modern hispanic migrants whereas arizona. New mexico would have more indigenous people who might be mistaken as migrants. Right right in flannery. How do you distinguish them within the southwest between arizona and new mexico. Where are they from your point of view pretty much indistinguishable or do they each have distinct personalities they definitely each have distinct personalities and the most consistent response that i have gotten from other historians of the american west about this book is why are you talking about them together right because historians have actually talked about arizona and new mexico separately even more than they have talked about the united states and mexico separately. They're kinda sisters in the fact that they were the last two states in the lower forty eight to and they were both admitted in nineteen twelve. And they're both more indigenous. Don't they have a stronger. Indigenous culture than other more. Anglo states fee. Do an as your caller out. Oklahoma has a really strong indigenous presence. The pacific northwest has a really strong indigenous presence and indigenous. People persevered all over the united states. But it's especially visible in arizona and new mexico today. One thing interesting in your book as you point out that Santa fe was the end of several old trading routes. We think of route sixty six and that open road and wonderful desert landscapes and everything but it's also interesting to think of the impact of trading routes in centuries past talk just a little bit about the importance of trading routes and why that might have put santa fe on the map more than we might appreciate well. Santa fe was kind of a nexus of trade from mexico city to the northern regions Win mexico was spanish and later when it was and then it was also the terminus of the santa fe trail Which connected saint louis and the area that became kansas city with santa fe so had a couple of trade routes came together in santa fe throughout the nineteenth century and actually connected with saint louis by to trade routes who came together in santa fe. Yeah fascinating but what's fascinating for me. Is that then. The actress into pekan santa fe railway wound up kind of following the line of the santa fe trail and not step for step but in many respects the same trail and then route sixty six. You know kind of wound up following the atchison to begin santa fe line and so there are these layers of travel history. That one walks if one goes through santa fe and then of course westward. And if you know if you know the the sixty six song route sixty six doesn't go through santa fe albuquerque but then gallup new mexico and kingman all the way down into los angeles flannery if you could just some things for us with an image. Let's say you're driving on that romantic. Love route sixty six and wonderful road trip and and suddenly you cross into what you consider a land apart. How do you know it's different. What happens when you enter the great south west. I think it's the sky a win ever. I speak to anyone who live near ocean and tells me that they couldn't live without the ocean. I say that in the southwest. The sky is your ocean and there is show ongoing from from dawn till sunset and even afterwards because the sky is so clear there has such wonderful observatories located in the south west So that you can see the stars so it you know. It doesn't really matter whether it's day or night. There is either a magic of light playing on the clouds or there is a this spectacular view of the stars and the moon. It's hard to see in in many other places in the desert gives you that he. Flannery burke ah land apart thank you so much for joining us and best wishes with your teaching and your writing. Thank you can hear more with flannery burke on the great southwest with this week show in the radio. Section of rick steves dot com christopher. Solomon road hundreds of miles of what he calls empty achingly scenic backcountry trails on a mountain bike tour through the deserts and mountains of southern utah and he thinks you could probably pull it off to hear how wild the ride really gets in. Just a minute on travel. With rick steves. There are parts of america that still see very few footprints. Those are the kind of places that get travel writer. Christopher salomon excited defined his next adventure one of his latest was a week on a mountain bike crossing the wild desert of southern utah. Chris ended up writing two hundred sixty miles and climbed twenty thousand feet of mountain terrain as part of a.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Back to gettysburg every single season. Trying to get a better sense of who this guest is and in those furrowed fields of dried wheat. That voters still fly over. One can still feel the spirits of those who were fallen. I'd love to meet a park that that that just sweeps me away. In the majesty of our coastlines what would that be go. Violence national seashore. It was there in the heat of the bp oil spill that. I flew over those waters with pilot. Who told me that when that water was on fire. He saw a pod of dolphins side by side by side treading water looking at the flames wondering i wanna be all alone and sometimes a guest at a party is kind of just there in the corner and the classics. Still waters run deep. Where's a place where i can appreciate solitude at your dinner table gates of the arctic showed me what silence sounds like stillness when we flew into gates of the arctic. I felt like a moth among mountains and it was there that we watched a grizzly bear with two cubs walk in autumn tender. Crossing a pass this travel with rick steves. Were at a national park. Dinner party with terry tempest williams book is the hour of land. And terry this. This is a party. i'm never gonna forget. And they always say don't talk about religion and politics. But i know that you are. Just you've got fire in your belly about politics and nature and i'd like to meet one of your guests one of your parks. That's going to put a fire in my belly for the importance of waking up to where we're going with our environment who would i mean. Who would i talk to introduce you to roosevelt national park and we would walk to the elk horn ranch where teddy roosevelt said that. After the death of his wife and mother he went there to grieve and it was in those three years in the badlands of north dakota that he developed the character to become president of the united states. Who talked to about the whole issue of civil liberties as it applies to nature in. I would introduce you to alcatraz and the exhibit by the chinese dissident artist by way way and it was there that i began to appreciate. He showed me the relationship between confinement and creativity and how crucial it is to fight for the rights of of all humans and to recognize the structures of racism. That do exist. Even the incarceration of of people who were jailed at alcatraz and who later we saw the uprising alcatraz of native people and dynamic democracy. We have that is chronicled in our national parks. The issue of our day really in so many ways is climate. Change if ever. There was an existential threat. Who would. I talked with this party where i could gain that perspective. We would meet glacier national park and stand before her retreating glaciers with humility with resolve and with devotion to stand in the heart of change with as much resolve as we can to do what we can with the place where we find ourselves now. Is it conceivable that the day will come when glacier national park would be more properly named no glacier national park glacier national park will remind us of a world we once stood in the middle of and failed to recognize as holy and i think the gift of glacier national park around this dinner table is she gives us the courage to face the future uncertain as it is with the fortitude to face the sacrifices that are going to be required of us. We are at a crossroads. We can continue on the path we've been on in this nation that privileges profit over people and land or we can unite as citizens with a common cause. This is the hour of land and the time has come for acts of reverence and restraint on behalf of the earth. I would ask us to listen hands on the earth. Listen and remember what it means to be. Human one of the best ways to truly feel the majesty of the american west is on a mountain bike tour across the wilderness. Christopher solomon tells us about his outdoor adventure across utah in just a bit next. We explore way. New mexico and arizona can make you feel like you're in another world. We're at eight seven seven three three three seven four to five as we enjoy some special corners of the united states today on travel with rick steves mentioned the great southwest and there's no shortage of stereotypes that come to mind and nearly alien landscape of desert mesas and adobe settlements with some old style trading posts and. Maybe a ufo tossed in for fun. But did you know it also offers some of the oldest historical sites in north america. Right now on travel trick. Steve's let's check in with native born daughter of santa fe to examine how the region sees itself flannery. Burke teaches history at saint louis university and she's just written a land apart the southwest and the nation in the twentieth century in it she explores how images promoting the great southwest got started and how they stack up with. Today's reality flannery welcome. Thanks for having me. This is really fun. So alanna part. The southwest end the nation in the twentieth century When you say a land apart that really does sort of define what is something. That's unique about the southwest. How do you define the southwest. And how was it a part. Well i define the southwest both geographically and tim poorly so i say early in the book to ask where a place is also to ask. When and the southwest in the twentieth century i define as the states of arizona and new mexico with a little bit of bleeding around the edges into border towns like Nogales and el paso. Texas and juarez mexico and a little bit of reaching into i'd utah. Southern colorado so twentieth century was essentially arizona and new mexico. But if you looked at it earlier because goes way back. I mean we're so inclined to think of sixteen twenty or plymouth. Rock is the beginning of things. And then it's kind of astounding to to be reminded that sort of i don't know if ethnocentric is the right approach but it's it's gotta open-minded approach to the story of our country because the southwest goes way back it does yes. Although it wasn't called the southwest then it was the north or well. It depends like once. Again it depends. When will you talked earlier heritage. It certainly was.

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"christopher solomon" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"You mean i'd have to travel far to find fascinating sights from a thousand years ago. Try effigy mounds national park. In iowa there is a mound in the shape of a bear facing the direction of the mississippi river. Prayers held bones buried protected. Coming up terry. Tempest williams introduces us to her. Favorite national parks in the american southwest. History is still very much alive. You don't have to find out how native people lived a long time ago to learn other ways you know other cultures of united states. You can find out how native people are living nettle. Flannery burke explorers what that great south west represents the rest of the country and christopher solomon describes hot dusty week crossing the wilds of utah on a mountain bike..

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Newsradio 700 WLW

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"christopher solomon" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Which is here at the corner of McHenry, and Kavanaugh tells me he came here from Afghanistan, and he doesn't want to live in another war zone. Mm. All, Rob says it's great news about the suspect. But he complains everybody in this area has a gun, including kids. Rob doesn't let people hang out at his market, calling police all the time. Shooting Saturday caused his employee on duty to quit after seven years on the job in Westwood, Matt Reese NewsRadio 700 wlw. The six year old, who was shot and injured has been released from the hospital. The eight year old victim is in a medically induced coma. Police today, arresting two people accused of shooting and killing a man behind the BP gas station on Mitchell Avenue in went in place. The morning of June. 8th 18 year old Christopher Solomon and an unnamed 16 year old have been charged in 31 year old Robbie Smith's death. Smith was shot in the chest indicted You see Medical center after from his injuries. A House committee today asked the FBI director what he and his agency could have done to prevent the January six attack on the U. S. Capitol. The FBI insists it is rushing to stay several steps ahead of domestic terrorism, and it's constantly warning local and federal police about the threats since August of 2017. When I started in this job I've made more than 200. Of those calls FBI director Christopher Wray telling a House hearing. There are similar threats ahead for which Congress and police must prepare Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington Tonight, the Reds look for a second straight win over the Brewers and extend their winning streak to five games. Coverage begins with the inside pitch at seven 11th pitch is at 8 10 Sports Talk with Lance is coming up next. Final numbers on Wall Street. The Dow was down 94 points today. NASDAQ Dropping 101 Point in the S and P Slip nine..

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04:44 min | 2 years ago

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"The any AC national monument and preserve gets the fewest visitors of any national park, and it boasts no rangers. No trails and no waiting in line. All the more reason Christopher Solomon went out of his way to hike a few summers ago. Chris, welcome great to be here. Is this actually a national park or what's the technicality they're. Technically Rick any act check national. Monument and preserve is its name and it. It is not a national park, but it is the least visited unit of the four hundred and one properties in the national park system, so nobody goes there white. Why do they even bother thinking of it? As part of the system you, you'd think that the least visited might be something like the Martin Van Buren national birthplace right, but no It's Antioch Chat in two. Thousand Twelve Anne check had nineteen visitors last year might have picked up to a hundred or so and you were there with how? How many people in your party three of us three of us now? Where is it and how do you get? There visualizes for me if you look at the map of Alaska Alaska? has this big tale that kind of frozen, fourteen hundred mile tail, that wags westward at come shotgun, and that's the Aleutian islands and the base of that tail is the Alaska Peninsula, and that's where any act check. You know if I wanted to go there next week. Where would I fly? What I just rent a car and drive there, or how'd I get that so one of the reasons rick? Not, very popular is it's hard to get to from Seattle where I live. It took US three flights to anchorage to King Salmon to Port Heiden which is just an airstrip built for World War Two in the middle of nowhere on the Bering Sea and then we backed packed with sixty five pound packs for twenty two miles to reach the centerpiece of the the. The National Monument, which is a gorgeous volcanic crater, so ease of access is not one of its selling points. Is it worth the trouble? Yeah, I was thinking about this on the drive over here and how to summarize it. I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world as a travel writer, I was with a photographer who shoots pictures all over. Over the world and beautiful places we agreed we'd never seen a place as unique as okay. How can you write in? Your article is just gorgeous about this that it was mind-bending. Lee Gorgeous is the desolation that's part of it, or what makes it better than just going to any national park, so maybe to convey what it's like I need to tell you just. Just a little bit about its geologic in human history, which is more interesting than it sounds about the time. The Egyptians were ruling the world. A seven thousand foot volcano blew its top with a with a force of ten thousand nuclear bombs ruined the bigger eruptions we we know of, and then the volcano collapsed on itself and created a crater that could swallow Manhattan. That crater filled with water, so it looked like crater lake national park, then that lake blew out in his biblical flood in over the next couple thousand years, this lost worlds was sort of created inside that crater, and it just went kind of unnoticed, except for the native peoples for thousands of years until nineteen thirty, when this man called the glacier priests arrived, and the Glacier priest was father, Bernard, how he's one of these Jesuit priests who was cut from the old cloth, swashbuckling sort of Jesuits, and he, he barnstorm all over the forty-ninth state, having these wild adventures by Bush plane. Plane by dog sled is write ups win the Saturday Evening Post and the National Geographic and in nineteen thirty, he wrote about visiting Antioch Check, and he described it as paradise found this this lost world where orchids bloomed in the volcanically warmed soil, and the rabbits were gigantic, and they came up and walked right up to his crew, which was a bunch of the Santa Clara football players, and and they felt bad killing them to eat them, but they did anyway. Did you read his writing the in preparation for your trip so I? Did I read about his writings about the great? Great Moon Crater of the earth called it, and then what happened is he wanted to go back the next year nineteen, thirty one and any act check blew up again, and he goes back and talks about it no longer in these Milton, s Kinda paradise found terms, but but in this dante-esque hellish terms describes himself peering into this blackened inferno, and then they go into the crater a couple months after it's blown up again, and they nearly die of poisonous gasses, and they're, and they're put their beans on a funeral and their beans Boileau, and they shove a thermometer in the ground. Ground thermometer explodes, and it's just this hellish wild landscape. That's the setting we go back eight years later. Just kinda see what it's like, and a lot of the soot has washed off from that nineteen thirty one explosion, but it has this kind of Sier Flinty beauty desolation sublime.

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