A Topography of Ghosts
Each of my esk, mapped!
Sonoran Desert Region
O'odham, Yavapai, Hopi, Diné, Quechan, Apache, Puebloan, and many many others' land. The Sonoran Desert Region includes Southern Arizona north to the Mogollon Rim, the southeastern corner of California, the state of Sonora, the Baja California peninsula, the Gulf of California, and many adjacent biotic communities, such as portions of the Colorado Plateau, Mojave, and Chihuahan Deserts.
Boundary: Rocky desert
Boundary includes the Salt River Valley, Tres Rios confluence, as well as the Agua Fria river and surrounding Perry Mesa and Black Mesa (Agua Fria National Monument.)
Spends most of her time in a fictionalized area based on Perry Mesa and Black Mesa. Struggles to navigate the Phoenix metro and largely avoids it, despite it being part of her boundary.
Boundary is a mesquite bosque in a fictionalized area based on Perry Mesa and Black Mesa (Agua Fria National Monument.)
Within the bosque is a dilapidated church and an old cairn, both of which Heath likes to keep an eye on.
Boundary: Ghost town
There's a few ghost towns in the area but I'll probably fictionalize hers.
Photo by BLM AZ
Boundary: Rain shadow desert
Who knows! Who knows!
Boundary: Dammed river
Boundary is a fictionalized tributary of the Verde River, based loosely on Fossil Creek. The stream was previously dammed, but the dam has been removed in the present day.
The Tower #3488
Boundary: Desert guide tower
Boundary is an adobe tower somewhere in the Sonoran Desert.
A large mountain range and its associated communities in Iñupiat, Koyukon, and Gwichʼin land, or what is currently Arctic Alaska.
Boundary: Meandering river
Boundary is a meandering river somewhere around the Brooks Range.
Photo by Steve Tevebaugh, NPS
Boundary: Dilapidated ranger station
Boundary is a dilapidated ranger station somewhere around the Brooks Range.
Photo by Tim Martin
A landscape of glaciated karst limestone in County Clare, Ireland.