Towards the end of June this year (2012), I spent a long week traveling around southern Utah and Northern Arizona, making a number of field recordings along the way. Almost everywhere I went was sonically defined by the same key force: the wind. Highlights included hiking and camping atop a mountain in the Dixie National Forest, recording Steller’s Jays at Bryce Canyon, and contact mic recordings of the wind activating an iron bridge over Glen Canyon Dam. Recordings and photos to come soon. For those interested, the route I followed was below. It was a gruelling week, particularly driving from Flagstaff to San Diego in one day, via the Sunset Crater, Wupatke Ruins, and of course the Grand Canyon (points N through R).