C. M. MAYO
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire,
(APPROX 16 MINUTES)
A hike over Burro Mesa into Apache Canyon in the Big Bend National Park, plus the reading of my brief translation from the memoir of Maximilian's gardener, Wilhelm Knechtel, about the Kickapoo ambassadors in 1865.
Read the short essay,
"Over Burro Mesa" from
See my blog post about Knechtel's memoir
Apache Canyon (brief video)
Your comments are always welcome
"No sign of burros on Burro Mesa. In two hours in this merciless landscape, we had seen no animal tracks, no scat; one lizard; one butterfly; two ravens"