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Nigel Reynolds, Courier Columnist

Nigel Reynolds is a Courier columnist writing about Amazing Places.

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Who were the first arrivals in Prescott and when? There were two Anglo groups — the first was led by Joseph Walker, and the second by Pauline Weaver; each came in 1863.

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I have been on vacation for the past month with no columns on June 21 or July 5. I hope you all had a good Independence Day weekend, celebrating your rebellion against King George.

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Today, we are back in Utah for our second visit to Hole-in-the-Rock Road (HitRR), southeast of Escalante. I gave you some of the history of this road in my last column but I didn’t tell you how it got its interesting name.

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A fortnight ago, we were hiking in the Dells. Today, we are up in Utah near Escalante, over 400 miles from Prescott — drivable in a day if you are energetic.

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This week, we are going hiking on a local trail that was completed less than a year ago (September 2019). It is the Ecosa trail, or maybe the ECOSA trail.

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We visited Sedona about 6 weeks ago (Devil’s Kitchen and Seven Sacred Pools), and also in February (Hangover Trail).

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Today, I am going to take you to the Promised Land. This is a trip you’ll remember and I promise to bring you safely back home again. I realize the coronavirus is depressing and an ever-present risk, but chill out and get out into the wilds.

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This Sunday I’m going to talk about the Southwest, starting before Arizona and Prescott existed. These decades were tumultuous times in American history.

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Today we are back in Sedona. There are many Amazing Places there, but the driving in the Sedona area traffic can be frustrating especially at weekends.

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My article today about is quite different from previous articles. Read on, and you’ll soon see why.

By Nigel Reynolds, Courier Columnist February 29, 2020

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