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At Spider Cañon
At Spider Cañon
What is Spider Cañon? A million years ago the Jemez volcano buried northwest New Mexico in deep pink ash. Over time erosion carved the blanket of ash into canyons and cliffs of sandy rock and, in one place, into a gigantic boulder the size of a neighborhood. Men were there when an earthquake fractured the boulder into five huge pieces which opened into deep, narrow canyons that look, on the map, like the legs of a giant spider.
   Direct sunlight never reaches the sandy floor of Spider Cañon. The few traces of men in the deep, cool shade are scratchings in the soft stone and, on the cliffs, ruins of small watch towers that once guarded the canyon entrances. It’s quiet here; the only sounds are the soft sighing of the breeze in the pines above and the pulse in your ears.
   If I’d had Spider Cañon when I was a boy, what great adventures we could have had! I’m long past my boyhood, but at least I finally found this place; it’s become my annual retreat from the world of 9-to-5. In Spider Cañon and the forest nearby I’m a boy again.

the entrance to Spider Cañon
The entrance to Spider Cañon
Where is Spider Cañon? Spider Cañon is a real canyon in north central New Mexico, a half-day’s hike into a river canyon near the Continental Divide. It’s also a place of the mind and soul as far away spiritually from Florida's east coast megalopolis as I can get. Between the terrain and the climate there’s enough risk here to keep me feeling alive, but not so much as to stop me from moving ahead. I always leave wanting one more day, just one more day.

Spider Cañon... ...is a content oriented website. We encourage living and exploring outdoors, and practical thrifty living. Regular features include book reviews, editorials, non-fiction articles and tutorials, a reference library, and a store that sells publications, food products, and other items useful to our visitors.
    We emphasize learning and doing. We change site content about every two weeks. Our site is based in East Central Florida. Spider Cañon first went online on September 15, 1998.
   I’ve designed this site to be a spiritual image of the real Spider Cañon, a place where things are simple and good but which, like the real Spider Cañon, changes with the seasons.

Orientation (1) Christian, (2) family, (3) conservative. Our articles are written for adults, but they contain no material harmful to children.

Visual Format Spider Cañon is designed for viewing on monitors set to display 800x600 pixels. Our page layout and typography has been designed for easy reading and quick comprehension, based on viewer testing.

Maintenance We create and maintain our articles with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator browsers. We update our site generally weekdays before sunrise and/or at any time on Saturday or Sunday. To determine the date of issue of any page, note its entry in your browser title bar.

Store We sell only products that we have tried and use ourselves and recommend without reservation. Our prices are as low as practicable to include shipping and a modest profit.

Identities In some feature articles names/locations of people or places have been altered for practical reasons. In such cases we will not divulge the true names/locations.

Communication & Privacy In general, Spider Cañon communicates only electronically, and originates email communications only in reply to customer inquiries; we only occasionally originate mailings to our entire customer list. Spider Cañon's customer list is not shared with anyone else under any circumstances. You can communicate with us in confidence.
   Spider Cañon answers all email promptly, usually within twenty-four hours; but NOT if it contains malicious programming. If you haven't received an answer to your email within forty-eight hours, suspect you may have a virus.

Tracking We don't track!

SPAM We may, rarely, communicate by email with our past customers or correspondents, but we don't generate any undirected mass emailings—we don't like SPAM, and our site host doesn't permit it.

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Our Products All our products are of the highest quality; everything we sell we use personally and recommend highly. Unless noted, prices include handling and postage to locations within the continental USA. Shipping costs can be high. If you can find similar products in your local area at the same price or lower, buy them and save.
Warranty/Returns You may return any tangible Spider Cañon product, unopened/unused, for a refund of your purchase price, less handling and shipping costs.
   Spider Cañon electronic Publications are intangible information transfers, so not returnable. Before you order an ePub, order the free sample to be sure you can receive and use the ePub effectively. In some cases we may substitute paper copies for electronic transfers. These are considered intangible.
Inquiries To inquire about your order (or anything else on this page) email us:


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How to Order
Ordering Online You may order online by credit card via PayPal; it's convenient, secure, and virtually identical to direct credit card ordering:
  1. Add each item to your shopping cart by clicking the "add to cart" button;
  2. View the contents of your shopping cart at any time by clicking the "view cart" button;
  3. When you're ready to submit your order, you guessed it: click "Checkout" and complete the ordering questionnaire;
  4. You may cancel your order at any time after checkout and before you submit it by pressing the "cancel" button.
Ordering By Mail
  1. For limited quantity items, email us first to ascertain availability;
  2. On a piece of paper, list each product you wish to order: item number, name, price, as shown in the product table;
  3. Include your ship-to address and your email address;
  4. Include your check or money order for the total purchase price, payable to:
    Atlantis Creative Enterprises.

  5. Send your order list and payment to:

Domestic Orders are sent by US Mail, generally within one day of receipt, and acknowledged by email.

Unless indicated, all prices include first class postage to addresses within the continental USA!

International Orders (including Canada and Mexico) require more handling and postage than USA orders. In general, the surcharge is the standard USPS global priority mail parcel rate, reduced by the amount of postage/handling already included in the item's USA price. Shipments from us may require customs payment at the receiving end.
   For fastest international service, email us and we will quote a postage surcharge amount for your country. Then remit the quoted price via PayPal or an international money order. You may also pay by personal check, but overseas checks require a week or more to clear our bank.

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