El Malpais means "the Badlands," a moniker Spanish conquistadors gave this area a few centuries ago. That's because it's bad to the bone! Conquistadors wanted nothing to do with this …
Coddiwomple. English slang. “To travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination.”
Hi: I’m Bill Haggerty and this blog features the mystical, magical monuments and lesser-known areas of the Colorado Plateau. It’s a preview of my new book, “Discovering the Colorado Plateau,” published by Falcon that just hit the bookstores on April 1, 2021.
Since we’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, and we’ve limited our own personal travel, this is my small attempt to make your day a little lighter by bringing the Colorado Plateau home to you. The sprawling 140,000 square mile Plateau has the highest concentration of parklands in North America. It’s filled with breathtaking canyons, tremendous arches and spectacular vistas. It’s sacred land to Native Americans. In fact, it is sacred to anyone who has ever experienced its majesty, its magnitude – and its emptiness. I hope this blog helps bring a little common sense to the protection, preservation and management of the Colorado Plateau for generations to come. Please enjoy it and share it with your friends!