25 years ago today, Ed Abbey moved on to the next great wilderness awaiting us all ... meaning, he died. But he sure had fun when he was here -- as shown in this 10-minute "video essay" he did for a national TV news show that aired in 1986, in which he revisits the places in Arches NP made famous in Desert Solitaire. Pretty funny -- and fun. Of course! As Abbey would say: Carry on, comrades!
Edward Abbey revisits Arches National Park in 1985 [Vimeo link]
Then, have a beer and sing along with Tom Russell's "Ballad of Edward Abbey."