Publisher: Ann L. Hamilton
This is a short story about a 60 year old mother and her 20s something daughter, hiking and camping novices from Florida, seeking to get close to nature. They go out into the woods, mountains, and desert and away from their everyday lives, and find adventure. With little in the way of instruction or background, they venture into the mountains and desert of the Southwest United States and learn about the environment and themselves along the way. Their journey takes them from the red rock country of southern Utah, to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, down to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona, across New Mexico, and finally to the solitude and majestic scenery of the Santa Fe National Forest.