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Article Index for SPAN prior to 2002

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Volume 1, Number 1, August 1988
Snake Bridge, by Jay Wilbur
An Arch Association - What Now? by Danny Horowitz
Challenge to Arch Hunters, by Robert Vreeland
Comprehensive Study of Arches National Park [announcement], by Ed McCarrick & Dale Stevens
Arch 12-119, by Robert Moore
Vreeland Update, by Nicholus Terzakis

Volume 1, Number 2, April 1989
Society News, by Danny Horowitz & Jay Wilbur
Anatomy of an Arch Hunt [on Lake Powell], by Jay Wilbur
Lake Powell Adventures, by Larry Bouchez & Jim Shields
A Land of Undiscovered Arches [Island in the Sky], by Chris Moore
Names of Arches, by Robert Vreeland
Useful Methodologies for Modelling Natural Arches, by Carl Horton
Map Review [Kaiparowits Plateau], by Dick Wunder
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Volume 1, Number 3, July 1989
Clara Bernheimer Natural Bridge, by Robert Vreeland
Society News, by Jay Wilbur

Volume 2, Number 1, October 1989
Society News, by Jay Wilbur
Where is Cleland's Lost Bridge [Tennessee]? by Danny & Joanne Horowitz
First Visit to Skywalk Arch? by Fran Barnes & Tom Budlong
Arch Criteria, by Ed McCarrick & Dale Stevens
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Volume 2, Number 2, January 1990
Exploring, by Fran Barnes
Monument Valley Mysteries, by Jay Wilbur
Koford Arch, a New Type of Arch Deep in California's Condor Country, by Tom Budlong
To Gephyrologize or Not to Gephyrologize, by Carl Horton

Volume 2, Number 3, April 1990
Natural Arches and Bridges of Arkansas, by John Burns
Eulogies for Some Recently Fallen Spans

Volume 2, Number 4, July 1990
1990 NABS Convention Report, by Joe Rockey
Arch Size Relationships in the Stevens-McCarrick List, by Doug Travers
Members Exchange
Bylaws of the Natural Arch and Bridge Society

Volume 3, Number 1, November 1990
The Dimensions of Landscape Arch, by Dale Stevens
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Volume 3, Number 2, March 1991
Society News, Convention Plans
Save Our Spans, by Bob Moore
Gunsight Natural Bridge, by Fran Barnes
The Elusive Nature of Aesthetics, by Terry Cain
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Volume 3, Number 3, July 1991
1991 Convention Report, by Jay Wilbur
Classifying Natural Bridges, Natural Arches, Etc., by Robert Vreeland
Some Recent Finds in Imperial County California, by Quentin Burke
The "Rediscovery" of Gunsight Natural Bridge? by Jay Wilbur

Volume 4, Number 1, November 1991
New Find in Lavender Canyon?
Activity at Landscape Arch, by Ed McCarrick
1992 Convention Plans
A Few Other Arches in Colorado, by Jay Wilbur

Volume 4, Number 2, April 1992
Landscape Arch Rockfall Recorded
New Arch Find in Arches National Park [Private Arch]
Ed McCarrick Honored, by Diane Bingham
Hiking to Barrette Arch, by John Weiler
A New Arch in Canyonlands, by Jim Shields

Volume 4, Number 3, August 1992
1992 Convention Report, by Diane Bingham
Ed [McCarrick passes away], by Virginia Allen
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Volume 5, Number 1, November 1992
Natural Bridge, Arches, and Windows of the Countries of Eastern Europe, by Dr. Vlastimil Pilous
Pravcicka Brava - An Arch in Northern Czechoslovakia, by Dale Stevens

Volume 5, Number 2, February 1993
1993 Convention Plans
A Potpourri of Arches, by Jim Shields & Larry Bouchez
Clara Bernheimer Natural Bridge Register Replaced, by Jay Wilbur
Donuts, Coffee Cups, and Arches, by Danny Horowitz
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Volume 5, Number 3, July 1993
1993 Monument Valley Convention Report, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Definition of a Natural Arch and Related Types of Natural Rock Openings, by Danny Horowitz
The NABS Lake Powell Tour, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Arch Index for SPAN, by Virginia Allen
An Arch Hunting Song, by Dick Wunder

Volume 5, Number 4, December, 1993
Arch Nabbing in Kofa, by Bob Moore
A Few Arches Near Grants, New Mexico, by John Gould
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Book Review [Canyoneering the San Rafael Swell], by Dick Wunder

Volume 6, Number 1, April 1994
NABS Escalante Trip I, by Sandra Scott
NABS Escalante Trip II, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Documenting and Naming Jett Arch, by Stephen C. Jett
Sea Arches of the Farallones, by Jay Wilbur
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Volume 6, Number 2, August 1994
The NABS Canyonlands Convention, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Cameo Cliffs Trip, by Virginia Allen
The Devil's Arches [Devil's Punchbowl], by Jim Shields
Return to Kofa, by Bob Moore
Here's to More Accurate Directions, by Robert Vreeland
Members Exchange
Angel Arch [poem], by Virginia Allen

Volume 6, Number 3, November 1994
Society News
New Arch Find in California, by Jay Wilbur

Volume 7, Number 1, January 1995
A-Maze-ing-Arches, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Spear Natural Bridge Located
Canyonlands Management Plan
Arch Closures at Arches National Park?
Arching Resources Update

Volume 7, Number 2, April 1995
Exploring the Eastern Rims of Upper Salt Creek, by Alex Ranney
The San Rafael Swell, Part I: North of Interstate 70
A Swell Adventure, by Chris Moore & John Remakel

Volume 7, Number 3, July 1995
A Few Kentucky Arches, by Jay Wilbur
Kentucky Information Sources
More Landscape Arch Rockfalls

Volume 7, Number 4, October 1995
The San Rafael Swell, Part II: South of Interstate 70
The Changing Dimensions of Landscape Arch, by Dale Stevens
Review: Landforms, Heart of the Colorado Plateau
Kofa III, Another Success, by Bob Moore
Rainbow Bridge Controversies
Members Exchange
Where Are You, Buzz? by John Gould

Volume 8, Number 1, January 1996
The San Rafael Swell, Part III: Additional Finds South of I-70
The NABS Desolation Canyon Trip, by David Brandt-Erichsen
The Bridges of Lincoln County [New Mexico], by Lisa Hering & Jay Wilbur
Sea Arches in Aruba, by Danny Horowitz
Dale Stevens Remembered

Volume 8, Number 2, April 1996
The Black Mountains of Arizona, by Jim Shields & Larry Bouchez
Spans of the Grand Canyon, by Bob Moore
Some Maltese Arches, by Ray Millar
Mystery and Camelhead Arches: An Update
Members Exchange
President's Corner [Rainbow Bridge]
NABS on the Internet, by Jens Horstmann
Fall 1996 NABS Kentucky Convention

Volume 8, Number 3, July 1996
More Rim Arches in the Needles District, by Alex Ranney
Out-of-This-World Arches, by David Brandt-Erichsen
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Volume 8, Number 4, October 1996
NABS Kentucky Convention: You Can't Judge a Kentucky Arch from Its Photo, by David Brandt-Erichsen
More Escalante Arches, by Bill Wolverton
President's Corner [Arch Day in Utah], by Jay Wilbur

Volume 9, Number 1, January 1997
Perseverance Pays Off [Perseverance Arch], by Jim Shields & Larry Bouchez
NABS Kentucky Convention, Part 2, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Requiem in a Canyon [book excerpt], by Stan Jones
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Volume 9, Number 2, April 1997
More A-Maze-ing Arches
President's Day '97: Eagles and Owls, by Bob Moore
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Volume 9, Number 3, July 1997
Photo of a Lifetime [Comet Hale-Bopp]
A Swell Convention [San Rafael Swell]
Aussie Openings, by Jay Wilbur
Some Scottish Arches, by Ray Millar
Something Special at Anza Borrego, by Terry Miraglia
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Volume 9, Number 4, October 1997
Arch Identification Contest
Alabammy Bound (Hills, That Is), by Jim Shields & Larry Bouchez
An Arkansas Portfolio
Mud Arches, by Stan Jones
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Volume 10, Number 1, January 1998
Maze Overlook Trips, by Alex Ranney
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Volume 10, Number 2, April 1998
China, by David Brandt-Erichsen
Hiking to the Keyhole [Grand Canyon], by Bob Moore
Presidents Day '98, by Norm Self & Quentin Burke
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Volume 10, Numbers 3-4, July-October 1998
A Tour de France, by Guilain Debossens
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Volume 11, Number 1, January 1999
Alabama Arches, by Robert Vreeland
The NABS Escalante Convention
Top Ten Rules for a NABS Tour Guide to Know When to Cancel a Tour

Volume 11, Number 2, April 1999
Arches of the Rainbow Nation [South Africa], by Ray Millar
Bogenfels Arch [Namibia], by Robert Vreeland
Havasu Country: Presidents Day '99, by Bob Moore & Larry Fogleman

Volume 11, Number 3, July 1999
The Sahara Desert: The Next Frontier for Arches
The Sedona Mini-Convention, by Bob Moore
Arches of Tuckup and Fern Glen, Grand Canyon, by Mike Coltrin
Great Old Broads For Wilderness Arch, by Alex Ranney
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Volume 11, Number 4, October 1999 - color cover photo
The Maze Revisited, by Alex Ranney
A Grand Time in the Grands Causses [France], by Quentin Burke

Volume 12, Number 1, January 2000
Longest Spans in the Eastern U.S., by Ron Tagliapietra
Measuring the Span of Landscape Arch, by Robert Vreeland
Arnaldo Faustini: Arch Pioneer

Volume 12, Number 2, April 2000
Rock Bridges of the Wadi Rum Desert, by Guilain Debossens
Woolsey Arch, by Stan Jones
Presidents Day 2000, by Bob Moore
A Surprise At Lands End [Quebec], by Rick Bolger
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Volume 12, Number 3, July 2000
More Arches in the Sahara, by Andras Zaboray
Remember the Alamo and Other Remote Spans [Grand Canyon], by Bob Moore
NABS Moab Convention, by the guides
GPS and Computerized Topo Maps

Volume 12, Number 4, October 2000
Namibia and South Africa, by Ray Millar
Some Northern Ireland Arches, by Ray Millar
Measuring Red Byrd Arch, by Rick Bolger
Birthday Arch, by Stan Jones

Volume 13, Number 1, January 2001
The High Maze, by Alex Ranney
Columbus Day Mini-Convention, by Virginia Allen
World's Highest Natural Arch
The New Mexico Convention [upcoming], by Bob Moore
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Volume 13, Number 2, April 2001
Tin-Tazarift: A New Eden of Arches, by Guilain Debossens
Presidents Day 2001, by Bob Moore
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Volume 13, Number 3, July 2001
Arches Italiano, by Ray Millar
Carolina Arches, by Ron Tagliapietra
More Alabama Arches
Arch Beach, California, by Robert Vreeland
The World Arch Database
Members Exchange
Guest Editorial: Arch Access, by Mike Norton

Volume 13, Number 4, October 2001
Arco Naturale [Capri], by Ray Millar
2001: A Span Odyssey [NABS New Mexico Convention], by Bob Moore
He Shot First and Asked Questions Later, by Tom Van Bebber


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