The Four Corners region (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) is rich in history and geography. Dick Malenfant describes the familiar and not-so-familiar treasures including the La Garita volcano, eruption, and caldera; the Awanyu (Quetzalcoatl) petroglyph in Pajarito Canyon; Kasha-Katuwe tent rocks; the St. James Hotel in Cimarron; and the sun dagger in Chaco Canyon.

Richard (Dick) Malenfant joined the critical experiments facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1961, following a tour of active duty in the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB as a Nuclear Research Officer. He retired from full-time employment in 1996 and continues his association with the laboratory as a guest scientist. His special interests include the history of the Manhattan Project and the work done at Los Alamos.