—Rapture, Remorse, Revelation—
In Dark Canyon Diary, Ash heads out to replicate her 1981 epic one-year camping adventure around America. From the high Columbia Plateau of Oregon, to the Ruby Mountains of Nevada, to Canyonlands National Park in Utah, she revels in the stark beauty around her. But mile after mile she struggles with a dark inner landscape of yearning and guilt that threatens to sabotage her journey. Finally, on a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers, she faces down the demons that have been trailing her throughout her trip
J. Michaels Books
Dark Canyon Diary: A Memoir
Dark Canyon Diary is the third in Ash’s solo camping series. She is the author of three other memoirs, two about her solo camping life, and one about her early years growing up in Eugene, Oregon. Ash left Oregon in the early 1970s to pursue a career and her enduring passion for camping. After 40 years living elsewhere, she returned to Eugene in 2010, where she currently resides.