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Pete Chasar
Fine Art
Desert Spring

On a 100-degree day in 1987 I went searching for a spring in Scottsdale's McDowell Mountains. In part, my search for that spring was an attempt to learn once and for all if Arizona was trying to kill or embrace me.

My experiences that day are pivotal in Desert Spring, the book that traces my personal journey from a New Jersey/Manhattan commuter to a newcomer to the West, then a serious hiker, and finally a passionate advocate for preservation of the McDowell Mountains.

Sample ebook version of Desert Spring:


Soft cover version of Desert Spring (196 pages) $14.95 from these sources:

Online stores:

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  • Taliesin West Bookstore
    12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale

  • Wide World of Maps
    7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale


  • Book Dock
    16364 Lower Harbor Road, Brookings

  • Gold Beach Books
    29707 Pacific Highway 101, Gold Beach
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