Tom Zoellner at Triangle L Art Ranch

When: 6 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023

Where: Triangle L Ranch, 2805 North Triangle L Ranch Road, Oracle, Arizona

Tickets for dinner and talk: Triangle L Art Ranch, or at the door.

Celebrate Arizona with author Tom Zoellner at the Triangle L Art Ranch. Registration starts at 6 p.m., and includes a dinner of corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes and wine.  Author presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Tom will tell tales from his new book Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona.

In 2019, he hiked the Arizona Trail from Utah to Mexico. The trek is interspersed with incisive essays that pick apart the distinctive cultural landscape of Arizona: the wine-colored pinnacles and complex spirituality of Navajoland, the mind-numbing stucco suburbs, desperate border crossings, legislative skullduggery, extreme politics, billion-dollar copper ventures, dehydrating rivers, retirement kingdoms, old-time foodways, ghosts of old wars, honky-tonk dreamers, murder mysteries, and magical Grand Canyon reveries.

Book excerpt:

Here it was at last. I would be hiking across the Kaibab Plateau, down and out of the Grand Canyon, past the cinder cone of Humphreys Peak, across Anderson Mesa, down the Mogollon Rim, through the Mazatzals and the Superstitions, across the Black Hills of Pinal County, and then up and over four major ranges in succession: the Catalinas, the Rincons, the Santa Ritas, and the Huachucas to the Mexican border and then—hopefully—the spot in the valley that poured forth silver for about a week and from which the state had taken its beguiling name.

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