Monday, August 24, 2009
Preparing to travel the U.S.
In the next year-and-a-half we will be traveling around the world along the 38th parallel, seeking water/environment and cultural connections intersected by that latitude line. The University of California Press will publish our book, Parallel Universe:38°N: The Water Line. But first we must continue our travels, beginning from our home by Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Last September 2008 we hiked, biked, and boated across California to the Pacific Coast at Point Reyes. That story will be told in Coast and Ocean magazine's next issue, coming out in mid-September. (See November 6, 2009, post) This autumn we will cross the rest of the United States, intersecting with parts of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. Chesapeake Bay, mountaintop removal, wetlands in Kansas, the Ogallalla aquifer, and groundwater grabs by distant cities are stories we will explore. That portion of the trip begins on September 28 and will take 5 to 6 weeks. Next year, in 2010, we will continue exploring Europe and Asia on the 38th parallel. Stay tuned! Read more about David Carle's books at http://users.qnet.com/~carle