The Bull Frog area is
particularly interesting to Perry because he grew up in Southern Utah in the
small town of Hanksville. Not far from Bull Frog is the Shoot-A-Ring
canyon uranium mines. To the local
miners the nickname for the mine is
"Shit-er-ma-ring". The Ekker family was a major player in the local mining
community. Prospecting as a child Perry visited many area's, The Rincon,
Hanson Creek, and the Hall Creek Canyon areas. before Lake Powell existed.
Perry worked during the summer months of his high school days as a laborer on
the first buildings and the boat ram at Bull Frog. The Colorado River was
still running at Halls Crossing.