Lively and enjoyable nature writing by naturalist, Ann Zwinger. Wind in the Rocks details her treks through the beautiful, red rock canyons of south-east Utah's San Juan County. A brief historic overview back to the 1880’s settlement of this region is provided. Zwinger's feel for the animals and plants that are native to this arid region is enhanced by the precise sketches which punctuate the text. Readers interested in ancient Native American cultures of the Southwest will find fascinating reading as Zwinger describes the campsites and lifestyles of the early explorers of the four-corner desert region, along with the challenges posed throughout her adventures through this rugged, yet beautiful part of America. Readers interested in exploring this region will find this book essential reading.