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Path of Light: A Walk Through Colliding Legacies of Glen Canyon by Morgan Sojogren

Book Cover for Path of Light by Morgan Sjogren. Photograph of a woman standing in front of a desert canyon with a river running through it. it is sunset. there is a black and white historical photograph at the top. Path of Light is in large rust colored text in the middle. the tect


Path of Light treks back through time as author and explorer Morgan Sjogren retraces the 1920s expeditions led by Charles L. Bernheimer into the heart of Glen Canyon and Bears Ears National Monument. Using journals and photographs from the expeditions to recreate these historic routes, Sjogren encounters powerful perspectives and stories about land management and human rights issues that carry forth into the present. Mindful of the pervasive effects of colonization and motivated by a deeply personal care for the land, Sjogren asks what it means to be an explorer while learning from the people who have loved the land for millennia and moments. Path of Light walks towards an illuminated understanding of the landscape and its history in an effort to help preserve it for the future.