Musings from the Grand Enchantment Trail

What happens when hiking, history* and a love of old films all come together on the Grand Enchantment Trail?

A broad, toothy grin and a trip down memory lane, by way of vintage movie theatres and dusty copies of Time-Life Books, “Old West” series.  

Butch Cassidy (1)

(Clockwise from top left) Yours truly at the Wild Bunch trailhead near Clifton, AZ (2012) | The Wild Bunch – Photo taken in Fort Worth, TX (1900) | Paul Newman & Robert Redford in the classic, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)

*Note: The Wild Bunch Trail was named after Butch Cassidy’s infamous outlaw gang from the Old West. Whether or not the legendary train robbers actually travelled through the canyon that was named after them is a matter of conjecture. According to “The Arizona Republic”:

“Some say the canyon’s name came from the outlaws who hid out in its remoteness; others think renegade cattle that hid in the rugged gorge to escape branding inspired the name.”

I’m going to go with hypothesis “A”……………“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”.……………which may or may not have been said by Mark Twain.  😉 

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