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September 24, 2008,
along the Lower Colorado River —
From the already autumnal cool of the lower Columbia to the evil heat of the lower Colorado (a 50 degree rise), I’ve driven the near-endless length of Nevada to reach the butterfly riches of the Huachucas, the Chiricahuas, and the Davis Mtns., Big Bend, and ultimately, the Lower Rio Grande in S. Texas. Having pretty much exhausted the North, I find more and more flying the farther I case the season — at least in the mountains. In this bleak and torrid place, only a drooping roadrunner.
Longing for the Boreal,