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Rep. Chris Stewart's bill to ratify the president's illegal repeal of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a betrayal to his constituents and the American people. Call @repchrisstewart and your representatives TODAY to oppose his so-called "Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act" & #SaveGrandStaircase.
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#MonumentsForAll #ProtectWildUtah #KeepItPublic
Rep. Chris Stewart's bill to ratify the president's illegal repeal of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a betrayal to his constituents and the American people. Call @repchrisstewart and your representatives TODAY to oppose his so-called "Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act" & #SaveGrandStaircase . . #MonumentsForAll  #ProtectWildUtah  #KeepItPublic 
I don’t know much but I’m pretty sure this is a dormant dragon.
I don’t know much but I’m pretty sure this is a dormant dragon.
Life's easy. All you have to do is the right thing. Simple enough. It feels selfish to bitch and moan about land use when so many other things in the country seem to be unraveling. But I love this weird little backwards state and I love our #wildlands. And I don't agree with this bizarre pissing match that led to this reduction. If you don't agree, respectfully go sit on a cactus. #protectgrandstaircase #protectescalante #protectwildutah
Life's easy. All you have to do is the right thing. Simple enough. It feels selfish to bitch and moan about land use when so many other things in the country seem to be unraveling. But I love this weird little backwards state and I love our #wildlands . And I don't agree with this bizarre pissing match that led to this reduction. If you don't agree, respectfully go sit on a cactus. #protectgrandstaircase  #protectescalante  #protectwildutah 
Thinking about Escalante every. goddamn. second. & honestly sick with a despair not even the excitement of ski patrol can distract me from. Zach took this deep in an eden below the Kaiparowits Plateau (a formation *of interest*), right when I was feeling overwhelming gratitude ~just to know~ that these canyons, washes, & gulches sit quiet & wild far from the spew of development & the industrial tourism of parks....my heart exploding that I should ever get to explore even a fraction of these places, & experience the deep solace and spirit of the remote desert. & in a backwards sense, wishing that everyone in the world could get here & know that feeling too (without trampling the place to bits) so we could all understand how invaluable our untamed places are. SORRY TO BE MOPY ON THE INTWERWEBS but if you are confused as to why there is so much hulabaloo about this, I strongly encourage you to get yourself down here & find yourself a nice side canyon & some hanging gardens & listen to the canyon wrens & roll around in the ancient red sand until you fucking G E T  I T. And/or at least listen to the recent RadioWest episode for some policy clarifications. Right-o yuuupp •
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#escalante #gsenm #keepitpublic #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #savegrandstaircase #protectwildutah
Thinking about Escalante every. goddamn. second. & honestly sick with a despair not even the excitement of ski patrol can distract me from. Zach took this deep in an eden below the Kaiparowits Plateau (a formation *of interest*), right when I was feeling overwhelming gratitude ~just to know~ that these canyons, washes, & gulches sit quiet & wild far from the spew of development & the industrial tourism of parks....my heart exploding that I should ever get to explore even a fraction of these places, & experience the deep solace and spirit of the remote desert. & in a backwards sense, wishing that everyone in the world could get here & know that feeling too (without trampling the place to bits) so we could all understand how invaluable our untamed places are. SORRY TO BE MOPY ON THE INTWERWEBS but if you are confused as to why there is so much hulabaloo about this, I strongly encourage you to get yourself down here & find yourself a nice side canyon & some hanging gardens & listen to the canyon wrens & roll around in the ancient red sand until you fucking G E T I T. And/or at least listen to the recent RadioWest episode for some policy clarifications. Right-o yuuupp • • • #escalante  #gsenm  #keepitpublic  #standwithbearsears  #monumentsforall  #savegrandstaircase  #protectwildutah 
Sad to hear of the passing of the one and only Desert Goddess, Katie Lee. You did so many things for the landscape I love. We’ll continue to fight the good fight. #keepitwild #protectwildutah #desertgoddess #katielee
“Today’s illegal proclamations by President Trump represent the single greatest attack a president has ever launched against America’s public lands. It is certain that the legacies of both President Trump, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, who goaded him into this despicable act, will forever be tainted by their assault on more than two million acres of Utah’s wild lands that are beloved by the American public.” — @protectwildutah’s Scott Groene 
#protectwildutah #dumptrump #igutah #utahunique #bearsears
“Today’s illegal proclamations by President Trump represent the single greatest attack a president has ever launched against America’s public lands. It is certain that the legacies of both President Trump, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, who goaded him into this despicable act, will forever be tainted by their assault on more than two million acres of Utah’s wild lands that are beloved by the American public.” — @protectwildutah’s Scott Groene #protectwildutah  #dumptrump  #igutah  #utahunique  #bearsears 
The signs at Saturday’s rally were on another level! There will be another chance to put them to use: Trump is scheduled to arrive in Utah tomorrow, Monday Dec. 4. Rally is at approx. 10:45am at the Capitol. Text UTAH to 52886 for text updates. 📸: @cowley.michael #ProtectWildUtah
The signs at Saturday’s rally were on another level! There will be another chance to put them to use: Trump is scheduled to arrive in Utah tomorrow, Monday Dec. 4. Rally is at approx. 10:45am at the Capitol. Text UTAH to 52886 for text updates. 📸: @cowley.michael #ProtectWildUtah 
This is what my childhood looked like. Growing up in Utah, this was my backyard. As a kid, my family would camp all over the Grand Staircase. I was raised on red rock, surrounded by majestic arches, rafting the Colorado, climbing Big and Little Cottonwood, skiing the greatest snow on earth and exploring the endless wonders of the Beehive State.

Wonders like the petrified forests of Escalante. Even as a child I was fascinated by the petrified wood, to the point that I took a small piece home. When my parents found out, we talked about how even the smallest rock was a special piece of the forest, the park, the Grand Staircase and it was there for everyone. So the next time we went back, I took the rock back and did my part to try to keep it whole. That experience helped to shape the person that I am. I was proud to be able to right that wrong and cherished the knowledge that the wonders of Utah would always be there for me and every generation to follow.

I am thankful to have been raised by immigrants, I was raised to respect this land as a guest, don’t ever show up empty handed and leave it nicer than you found it. We are all guests on these beautiful lands. The only thing I have the right to take from my home state is the character, values, friends and memories it freely gave to me. That is all any of us should have the right to take.

To those trying to steal this land: THIS LAND WAS NEVER YOURS TO TAKE, YOU DON’T GET A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS HERE. GTFO.

#monumentalmistake #protectwildutah #grandstaircaseescalante #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument
This is what my childhood looked like. Growing up in Utah, this was my backyard. As a kid, my family would camp all over the Grand Staircase. I was raised on red rock, surrounded by majestic arches, rafting the Colorado, climbing Big and Little Cottonwood, skiing the greatest snow on earth and exploring the endless wonders of the Beehive State. Wonders like the petrified forests of Escalante. Even as a child I was fascinated by the petrified wood, to the point that I took a small piece home. When my parents found out, we talked about how even the smallest rock was a special piece of the forest, the park, the Grand Staircase and it was there for everyone. So the next time we went back, I took the rock back and did my part to try to keep it whole. That experience helped to shape the person that I am. I was proud to be able to right that wrong and cherished the knowledge that the wonders of Utah would always be there for me and every generation to follow. I am thankful to have been raised by immigrants, I was raised to respect this land as a guest, don’t ever show up empty handed and leave it nicer than you found it. We are all guests on these beautiful lands. The only thing I have the right to take from my home state is the character, values, friends and memories it freely gave to me. That is all any of us should have the right to take. To those trying to steal this land: THIS LAND WAS NEVER YOURS TO TAKE, YOU DON’T GET A SAY IN WHAT HAPPENS HERE. GTFO. #monumentalmistake  #protectwildutah  #grandstaircaseescalante  #bearsears  #bearsearsnationalmonument 
Another beautiful slot canyon that inexplicably lies outside of the new Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument zoning, Spooky Canyon is a local favourite that gets much narrower than this photo shows! Kids love it because they can squeeze through where their parents might get stuck or become too #claustrophobic to continue!  #savegrandstaircase
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#adventure #neverstopexploring #liveoutdoors #intothewild  #slotcanyon #peekaboocanyon #protectourlands #spookycanyon #savebearsears #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #protectwildutah #grandstaircaseescalante #utahtravel
Another beautiful slot canyon that inexplicably lies outside of the new Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument zoning, Spooky Canyon is a local favourite that gets much narrower than this photo shows! Kids love it because they can squeeze through where their parents might get stuck or become too #claustrophobic  to continue! #savegrandstaircase  🤘 🖐 👍 #adventure  #neverstopexploring  #liveoutdoors  #intothewild  #slotcanyon  #peekaboocanyon  #protectourlands  #spookycanyon  #savebearsears  #standwithbearsears  #monumentsforall  #protectwildutah  #grandstaircaseescalante  #utahtravel 
Another close up of my public lands designs. 100% of the profits from any items sold with this design go to protect our public lands. Etchssketches.threadless.com #publiclands #monumentsforall @patagonia @sierraclub @accessfund @bearsears
Another close up of my public lands designs. 100% of the profits from any items sold with this design go to protect our public lands. Etchssketches.threadless.com #publiclands  #monumentsforall  @patagonia @sierraclub @accessfund @bearsears
Rep. Chris Stewart's bill to ratify the president's illegal repeal of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a betrayal to his constituents and the American people. Call @repchrisstewart and your representatives TODAY to oppose his so-called "Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act" & #SaveGrandStaircase.
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#MonumentsForAll #ProtectWildUtah #KeepItPublic
Rep. Chris Stewart's bill to ratify the president's illegal repeal of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a betrayal to his constituents and the American people. Call @repchrisstewart and your representatives TODAY to oppose his so-called "Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement Act" & #SaveGrandStaircase . . #MonumentsForAll  #ProtectWildUtah  #KeepItPublic 
Anyone have any favorite trails to run in Snow Canyon State Park? #snowcanyon
Anyone have any favorite trails to run in Snow Canyon State Park? #snowcanyon 
This was taken on a recent trip to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument. There are too many ruins, canyons and wonders to develop this place. for Ill be back out there soon! #protectwildutah #protectbearsears #keepitpublic #optoutside #backpacking #canyons #utah
I don’t know much but I’m pretty sure this is a dormant dragon.
I don’t know much but I’m pretty sure this is a dormant dragon.
Thinking about Escalante every. goddamn. second. & honestly sick with a despair not even the excitement of ski patrol can distract me from. Zach took this deep in an eden below the Kaiparowits Plateau (a formation *of interest*), right when I was feeling overwhelming gratitude ~just to know~ that these canyons, washes, & gulches sit quiet & wild far from the spew of development & the industrial tourism of parks....my heart exploding that I should ever get to explore even a fraction of these places, & experience the deep solace and spirit of the remote desert. & in a backwards sense, wishing that everyone in the world could get here & know that feeling too (without trampling the place to bits) so we could all understand how invaluable our untamed places are. SORRY TO BE MOPY ON THE INTWERWEBS but if you are confused as to why there is so much hulabaloo about this, I strongly encourage you to get yourself down here & find yourself a nice side canyon & some hanging gardens & listen to the canyon wrens & roll around in the ancient red sand until you fucking G E T  I T. And/or at least listen to the recent RadioWest episode for some policy clarifications. Right-o yuuupp •
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#escalante #gsenm #keepitpublic #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #savegrandstaircase #protectwildutah
Thinking about Escalante every. goddamn. second. & honestly sick with a despair not even the excitement of ski patrol can distract me from. Zach took this deep in an eden below the Kaiparowits Plateau (a formation *of interest*), right when I was feeling overwhelming gratitude ~just to know~ that these canyons, washes, & gulches sit quiet & wild far from the spew of development & the industrial tourism of parks....my heart exploding that I should ever get to explore even a fraction of these places, & experience the deep solace and spirit of the remote desert. & in a backwards sense, wishing that everyone in the world could get here & know that feeling too (without trampling the place to bits) so we could all understand how invaluable our untamed places are. SORRY TO BE MOPY ON THE INTWERWEBS but if you are confused as to why there is so much hulabaloo about this, I strongly encourage you to get yourself down here & find yourself a nice side canyon & some hanging gardens & listen to the canyon wrens & roll around in the ancient red sand until you fucking G E T I T. And/or at least listen to the recent RadioWest episode for some policy clarifications. Right-o yuuupp • • • #escalante  #gsenm  #keepitpublic  #standwithbearsears  #monumentsforall  #savegrandstaircase  #protectwildutah 
Wisdom from the great Edward Abbey on the fight for our public lands: .
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"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards."
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#vanlife #sheadventures #sheexplores #wanderlust #adventureculture #wildernessculture #desertrats #rei1440project #getoutside
Wisdom from the great Edward Abbey on the fight for our public lands: . . "One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards." . . . . . . . . . . . #vanlife  #sheadventures  #sheexplores  #wanderlust  #adventureculture  #wildernessculture  #desertrats  #rei1440project  #getoutside 
Had the opportunity to spend time with @erikweihenmayer and his amazing family and friends in some canyons recently. This @getinthewild tour started in The Chamber of Secrets and ended on the Stairway to Heaven. Thank you Erik for all the work you've done protecting public lands and our access to them. Please look into his books on climbing Mt. Everest and kayaking the Grand Canyon without his sight. A great man inspiring a #nobarrierslife with a strong focus on protecting public lands for everyone. 
#accessfund #protectpubliclands #protectwildutah #canyoneering #utah
Had the opportunity to spend time with @erikweihenmayer and his amazing family and friends in some canyons recently. This @getinthewild tour started in The Chamber of Secrets and ended on the Stairway to Heaven. Thank you Erik for all the work you've done protecting public lands and our access to them. Please look into his books on climbing Mt. Everest and kayaking the Grand Canyon without his sight. A great man inspiring a #nobarrierslife  with a strong focus on protecting public lands for everyone. #accessfund  #protectpubliclands  #protectwildutah  #canyoneering  #utah 
5,312 miles and 94 days later, we have biked from San Francisco, California to Columbia, South Carolina! We are done, and safe to say VERY EXCITED!!!! 🙌🍾🚳
5,312 miles and 94 days later, we have biked from San Francisco, California to Columbia, South Carolina! We are done, and safe to say VERY EXCITED!!!! 🙌🍾🚳
I posted this photo originally during summer of 2016 when we did this canyon, Egypt 1. This place, along with a long list of other spectacular and fragile spots, will no longer be protected due to plans by the Trump administration to chop out over half of the land in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. To read more about what’s at stake, go to the link in @danransomphoto. It’s devastating. And again, consider donating to @protectwildutah or @accessfund to fight back.
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#wildeyedwandering #optoutside #exploremore #wildernessculture #chaseyourgoat #adventureawaits #getoutstayout #parttimedirtbag  #protectpubliclands #beautahful #utahrocks #protectwildutah #igersstg #utahunique #savegrandstaircase #savebearsears #keepyourtinyhandsoffourpubliclands #canyoncountry #canyoneering #utahcanyons #egyptslots #escalantecanyons #utahcanyoneering
I posted this photo originally during summer of 2016 when we did this canyon, Egypt 1. This place, along with a long list of other spectacular and fragile spots, will no longer be protected due to plans by the Trump administration to chop out over half of the land in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. To read more about what’s at stake, go to the link in @danransomphoto. It’s devastating. And again, consider donating to @protectwildutah or @accessfund to fight back. . . . . . . . #wildeyedwandering  #optoutside  #exploremore  #wildernessculture  #chaseyourgoat  #adventureawaits  #getoutstayout  #parttimedirtbag  #protectpubliclands  #beautahful  #utahrocks  #protectwildutah  #igersstg  #utahunique  #savegrandstaircase  #savebearsears  #keepyourtinyhandsoffourpubliclands  #canyoncountry  #canyoneering  #utahcanyons  #egyptslots  #escalantecanyons  #utahcanyoneering 
CAUTION: Soap Box

The action of our thoughtful President last Monday made me sick to my stomach. Literally. I felt unwell. This move by the executive branch is unprecedented and illegal, as far as I can tell. The list of illegal actions is getting impressively long. There’s nothing partisan in purporting that a man who has likely never slept more than 10 yards from a muted TV pumping non-stop cable news doesn’t care about the well being of this landscape. He’s a puppet for the resource extraction corporations and the ranchers peddling tasty walking methane factories. I don’t bemoan making a dollar; I’m a fan of dollars. But can’t your damn cows shit somewhere else!? Like, maybe your land? 
I’m sympathetic to the economic plight of local communities, but to think that we would destroy this irreplaceable landscape for the economic interest of a handful of mortal humans is sad, and remarkably short sighted. 
If you haven’t explored southern Utah you should move it to the tippy-top of the list. There’s simply no place like it. Public lands are under assault. The Grand Old Party of Pedophiles wants to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s time to stand up and fight! To get involved follow  @protectwildutah @grandstaircasepartners @protectbearsears and consider donating to the legal effort to fight this illegal change at https://bearsearscoalition.org/action/ 
#standwithbearsears #savegrandstaircase #resist #keepitpublic #publiclands #explore #votedemocratnotpedophile #landscapephotography #landscape #protectwildutah  #utah #jacobhamblinarch #dumptrump #getupgetout
CAUTION: Soap Box The action of our thoughtful President last Monday made me sick to my stomach. Literally. I felt unwell. This move by the executive branch is unprecedented and illegal, as far as I can tell. The list of illegal actions is getting impressively long. There’s nothing partisan in purporting that a man who has likely never slept more than 10 yards from a muted TV pumping non-stop cable news doesn’t care about the well being of this landscape. He’s a puppet for the resource extraction corporations and the ranchers peddling tasty walking methane factories. I don’t bemoan making a dollar; I’m a fan of dollars. But can’t your damn cows shit somewhere else!? Like, maybe your land? I’m sympathetic to the economic plight of local communities, but to think that we would destroy this irreplaceable landscape for the economic interest of a handful of mortal humans is sad, and remarkably short sighted. If you haven’t explored southern Utah you should move it to the tippy-top of the list. There’s simply no place like it. Public lands are under assault. The Grand Old Party of Pedophiles wants to sell them to the highest bidder. It’s time to stand up and fight! To get involved follow @protectwildutah @grandstaircasepartners @protectbearsears and consider donating to the legal effort to fight this illegal change at https://bearsearscoalition.org/action/ #standwithbearsears  #savegrandstaircase  #resist  #keepitpublic  #publiclands  #explore  #votedemocratnotpedophile  #landscapephotography  #landscape  #protectwildutah  #utah  #jacobhamblinarch  #dumptrump  #getupgetout 
The Utah desert is one of my favorite places to hide. New Years trip to the desert anyone?
The Utah desert is one of my favorite places to hide. New Years trip to the desert anyone?
My plan was to do more #travelvlogging on Morocco, but given the situation with the downsizing of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments, I think I'll have to revisit old footage of these places first to hopefully raise some awareness on how amazing the #slotcanyons and landscapes are out there, and more importantly, how they need to be protected.  #savegrandstaircase
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#neverstopexploring #intothewild  #slotcanyon #peekaboocanyon #protectourlands #spookycanyon #savebearsears #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #protectwildutah #grandstaircaseescalante #youtuber #travelvlogger  #wearsunscreen  #asiantraveler
My plan was to do more #travelvlogging  on Morocco, but given the situation with the downsizing of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments, I think I'll have to revisit old footage of these places first to hopefully raise some awareness on how amazing the #slotcanyons  and landscapes are out there, and more importantly, how they need to be protected. #savegrandstaircase  🤘 🖐 👍 #neverstopexploring  #intothewild  #slotcanyon  #peekaboocanyon  #protectourlands  #spookycanyon  #savebearsears  #standwithbearsears  #monumentsforall  #protectwildutah  #grandstaircaseescalante  #youtuber  #travelvlogger  #wearsunscreen  #asiantraveler 
Saddened to hear that Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments have been slated for shrinkage by the current US government. The somewhat remote Dry Forks slot canyons including the one pictured here, Peekaboo Canyon, inexplicably fall out of the new zoning as well as other hidden #canyoneering gems. If you've been here, share its beauty to keep these areas protected! #savegrandstaircase
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📷Photo: Jesse Wong -(@couragerepublic + @ontariorockclimbing
#adventure #neverstopexploring #liveoutdoors #intothewild  #slotcanyon #peekaboocanyon #protectourlands #spookycanyon #savebearsears #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #protectwildutah #grandstaircaseescalante
Saddened to hear that Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments have been slated for shrinkage by the current US government. The somewhat remote Dry Forks slot canyons including the one pictured here, Peekaboo Canyon, inexplicably fall out of the new zoning as well as other hidden #canyoneering  gems. If you've been here, share its beauty to keep these areas protected! #savegrandstaircase  🤘 🖐 👍 📷Photo: Jesse Wong -(@couragerepublic + @ontariorockclimbing #adventure  #neverstopexploring  #liveoutdoors  #intothewild  #slotcanyon  #peekaboocanyon  #protectourlands  #spookycanyon  #savebearsears  #standwithbearsears  #monumentsforall  #protectwildutah  #grandstaircaseescalante 
The beauty of the Southwest is that huge swaths of it are as wild as anywhere on the earth.  A desert wilderness mind you, that's sadly threatened.  After just losing the 1002 region of #ANWR to the GOP tax bill (critical caribou calving grounds and polar bear refuges of an intact ecosystem are now being auctioned off to the highest bidder), facing the loss of protections closer to home is every bit as antagonizing.  It has taken me a while to reconcile the overwhelming opportunistic and amoral behavior that has propagated two pillars of the US government.  It's quite simple: oil, gas, and mineral extraction at all cost to benefit very, very few, while accelerating the global existential crisis for all. 
#savegrandstaircase #savegrandstaircaseescalante #grandstaircase #grandstaircaseescalante #standwithbearsears #savebearsears #defendbearsears #protectpubliclands #nationalmonument #monumentsforall #findyourpark #notforsale #resist #fucktrump #wildutah #protectwildutah #nature #wilderness #wildnernessculture #utah #beautahful
The beauty of the Southwest is that huge swaths of it are as wild as anywhere on the earth. A desert wilderness mind you, that's sadly threatened. After just losing the 1002 region of #ANWR  to the GOP tax bill (critical caribou calving grounds and polar bear refuges of an intact ecosystem are now being auctioned off to the highest bidder), facing the loss of protections closer to home is every bit as antagonizing. It has taken me a while to reconcile the overwhelming opportunistic and amoral behavior that has propagated two pillars of the US government. It's quite simple: oil, gas, and mineral extraction at all cost to benefit very, very few, while accelerating the global existential crisis for all. #savegrandstaircase  #savegrandstaircaseescalante  #grandstaircase  #grandstaircaseescalante  #standwithbearsears  #savebearsears  #defendbearsears  #protectpubliclands  #nationalmonument  #monumentsforall  #findyourpark  #notforsale  #resist  #fucktrump  #wildutah  #protectwildutah  #nature  #wilderness  #wildnernessculture  #utah  #beautahful 
The President didn’t steal my land, nor did he give it back to the locals. 
In terms of #BearsEars National Monument Donald Trump continued a legacy of oppression and deceit. Trump, Zinke, and the Utah delegation have decided to further devalue the naive voices and heritage of the people who have inhabited this land for centuries in the public sphere.  Regardless of my thoughts and feelings about the recent actions against public land conservation and the lasting policy effects on our country there’s is a strong, oppressed, yet unified, voice for the protection of ALL of Bears Ears by those who’s ancestry, culture, and history are deeply rooted in the soil there. 
The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition shouldn’t have to fight for their own land. They shouldn’t have to ask an oppressive and invasive  legal system to protect what has always been theirs. They shouldn’t have to negotiate for active management of their home. I can’t rewrite history, and I could never come close to being able to apologize for the atrocities the Native American peoples have to endure. The least I can do is stand with them today and support their cause to make our country’s future brighter than our past. 
This is their land. #protectbearsears
The President didn’t steal my land, nor did he give it back to the locals. In terms of #BearsEars  National Monument Donald Trump continued a legacy of oppression and deceit. Trump, Zinke, and the Utah delegation have decided to further devalue the naive voices and heritage of the people who have inhabited this land for centuries in the public sphere. Regardless of my thoughts and feelings about the recent actions against public land conservation and the lasting policy effects on our country there’s is a strong, oppressed, yet unified, voice for the protection of ALL of Bears Ears by those who’s ancestry, culture, and history are deeply rooted in the soil there. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition shouldn’t have to fight for their own land. They shouldn’t have to ask an oppressive and invasive legal system to protect what has always been theirs. They shouldn’t have to negotiate for active management of their home. I can’t rewrite history, and I could never come close to being able to apologize for the atrocities the Native American peoples have to endure. The least I can do is stand with them today and support their cause to make our country’s future brighter than our past. This is their land. #protectbearsears 
Limited-Edition Prints of “Spirit Bear” are now available, and 50% of the proceeds from this edition will be donated to the “Utah Diné Bikéyah” charitable foundation to help them continue their fight for environmental and indigenous rights. See more at: www.nick-pedersen.com/bears-ears #defendbearsears #bearsears #Escalante #BearsEarsNationalMonument #monumentsforall #escalantegrandstaircase #utah #monumentalrally #nativeamerican #honortribes #standwithbearsears #dinebikeyah #hopi #ute #zuni #navajo #desert #protectbearsears #nationalmonument #resist #conservation #environmentalism #indigenousrising #protectwildutah #standwithbearsears
Limited-Edition Prints of “Spirit Bear” are now available, and 50% of the proceeds from this edition will be donated to the “Utah Diné Bikéyah” charitable foundation to help them continue their fight for environmental and indigenous rights. See more at: www.nick-pedersen.com/bears-ears #defendbearsears  #bearsears  #Escalante  #BearsEarsNationalMonument  #monumentsforall  #escalantegrandstaircase  #utah  #monumentalrally  #nativeamerican  #honortribes  #standwithbearsears  #dinebikeyah  #hopi  #ute  #zuni  #navajo  #desert  #protectbearsears  #nationalmonument  #resist  #conservation  #environmentalism  #indigenousrising  #protectwildutah  #standwithbearsears 
This morning our pastor talked about wilderness. The Hebrew word for wilderness is “word” with the “no” symbol in front of it. No words. A place without words. And when you’re in that place, that’s when you’re open to hearing things. He gave the example of a reporter visiting Bears Ears with a member of the Navajo tribe. The reporter remarked on the silence, and the Navajo man said it wasn’t silent at all, because the quiet of this place makes it possible to hear the voices of a thousand ancestors. 
From now on, I’m going to think about the wilderness being a place without words and try to listen to what it is telling me. 
#savegrandstaircase #protectwildutah #keepitpublic #monumentsforall #neverstopexploring #lifeelevated #optoutside #utahunique #wildernessculture #inthecanyon #vagabondforbeauty #hike #resist #igutah #slotcanyon
This morning our pastor talked about wilderness. The Hebrew word for wilderness is “word” with the “no” symbol in front of it. No words. A place without words. And when you’re in that place, that’s when you’re open to hearing things. He gave the example of a reporter visiting Bears Ears with a member of the Navajo tribe. The reporter remarked on the silence, and the Navajo man said it wasn’t silent at all, because the quiet of this place makes it possible to hear the voices of a thousand ancestors. From now on, I’m going to think about the wilderness being a place without words and try to listen to what it is telling me. #savegrandstaircase  #protectwildutah  #keepitpublic  #monumentsforall  #neverstopexploring  #lifeelevated  #optoutside  #utahunique  #wildernessculture  #inthecanyon  #vagabondforbeauty  #hike  #resist  #igutah  #slotcanyon 
In May 2016 Grady and I traveled on remote forest service roads through federal public lands in the Manti-La Sal National Forest & Bears Ears region and finished our journey at the Bears Ears buttes. At the time we knew the region was being threatend by energy development at the insistance of overreaching Utah law makers at the national & local levels such as #OrrinHatch & #RobBishop. We were taken away by the beauty of the region and convinced of the need of its continued federal protection since the Utah leadership cannot be trusted with taking land stewardship from the federal government. In light of the president's unilateral, unprecedented & illegal decision this week to roll back protections on federal lands & forests & monuments I'll be sharing photos over the next several days of our trip to the region. I took photos with my phone and they don't do the landscape any justice but I'll do my best. #BearsEars #dinébikéyah #dinebikeyah #monumentsforall #ProtectWildUtah #protectBearsEars #NationalMonumentsforall #Nationalmonuments #BearsEarsNationalMonument #publiclands #standwithbearsears #Utah #utahgram #SaveGrandStaircase #findyourpark #americasbestidea #publicland #nofilter #wildernessculture #beautiful #forest
In May 2016 Grady and I traveled on remote forest service roads through federal public lands in the Manti-La Sal National Forest & Bears Ears region and finished our journey at the Bears Ears buttes. At the time we knew the region was being threatend by energy development at the insistance of overreaching Utah law makers at the national & local levels such as #OrrinHatch  & #RobBishop . We were taken away by the beauty of the region and convinced of the need of its continued federal protection since the Utah leadership cannot be trusted with taking land stewardship from the federal government. In light of the president's unilateral, unprecedented & illegal decision this week to roll back protections on federal lands & forests & monuments I'll be sharing photos over the next several days of our trip to the region. I took photos with my phone and they don't do the landscape any justice but I'll do my best. #BearsEars  #dinébikéyah  #dinebikeyah  #monumentsforall  #ProtectWildUtah  #protectBearsEars  #NationalMonumentsforall  #Nationalmonuments  #BearsEarsNationalMonument  #publiclands  #standwithbearsears  #Utah  #utahgram  #SaveGrandStaircase  #findyourpark  #americasbestidea  #publicland  #nofilter  #wildernessculture  #beautiful  #forest 
Show your support for public lands! I have created 3 designs dedicated to protecting public lands, which are available on tees, mugs and more. 100% of the profits will be donated to help protect our public lands. Please share or tag people in the comments who you think would be interested in supporting public lands with one of these designs.  Etchssketches.threadless.com or go to the website in my profile. #standwithpubliclands #publiclands
Show your support for public lands! I have created 3 designs dedicated to protecting public lands, which are available on tees, mugs and more. 100% of the profits will be donated to help protect our public lands. Please share or tag people in the comments who you think would be interested in supporting public lands with one of these designs. Etchssketches.threadless.com or go to the website in my profile. #standwithpubliclands  #publiclands 
The National Parks have always been there for me. As a broke college student I was able to afford unbeatable views while camping. Our kids have known a world of only nature and family without electronics. And I have had a place to recharge when life’s challenges drain me.
I want the parks to be there for my kids.
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#Monumentalmistake #Protectourpubliclands #Keepitpublic  #publicland #protectwildutah .
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#Findyourpark#Naturephotography  #Naturelover  #fpog 
#fifty_shades_of_nature  #show_us_nature #optoutside #nature_wizards #Natureaddict  #Placestotravel  #Ig_nature_naturally #Inspiredbynature  #Ig_namaste
#Nature_or_nothing  #Ig_eternity  #Naturehippys  #Amazingnature  #Pocket_family  #Pocket_allnature  #Naturephotousa #Pocket_usa 
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The National Parks have always been there for me. As a broke college student I was able to afford unbeatable views while camping. Our kids have known a world of only nature and family without electronics. And I have had a place to recharge when life’s challenges drain me. I want the parks to be there for my kids. E v e r y s i n g l e a c r e. . . #Saveourpubliclands  #Mypubliclands  #Monumentalmistake  #Protectourpubliclands  #Keepitpublic  #publicland  #protectwildutah  . . #Findyourpark #Naturephotography  #Naturelover  #fpog  #fifty_shades_of_nature  #show_us_nature  #optoutside  #nature_wizards  #Natureaddict  #Placestotravel  #Ig_nature_naturally  #Inspiredbynature  #Ig_namaste  #Nature_or_nothing  #Ig_eternity  #Naturehippys  #Amazingnature  #Pocket_family  #Pocket_allnature  #Naturephotousa  #Pocket_usa  #usa_naturehippys 
You simply cannot spend time in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and not come away with a sense of awe and appreciation for this vast and beautiful wilderness. It changes you. If you’ve spent any amount of time there, you’ll understand what I mean. But once it is gone, it’s gone. Forever. 
Make no mistake, Trump's attack on my home state’s national monuments is the result of a coordinated campaign by billionaire-backed conservative groups with deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. It’s unconscionable to me that places like this could be lost forever. #savegrandstaircase
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#keepitwild #wildernessculture #wildernessnation #monumentsforall #utah #protectwildutah #werutah #standwithbearsears #staywild #protectourparks #adventurevisuals #adventureculture #exploremore #exploreeverything #exploretocreate #nationalparkgeek #earthpix #utahunique #coyotegulch #foundwildproject #protectourpubliclands @patagonia @sierraclubutah @sierraclub @natgeoyourshot @natgeo @rei
You simply cannot spend time in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and not come away with a sense of awe and appreciation for this vast and beautiful wilderness. It changes you. If you’ve spent any amount of time there, you’ll understand what I mean. But once it is gone, it’s gone. Forever. Make no mistake, Trump's attack on my home state’s national monuments is the result of a coordinated campaign by billionaire-backed conservative groups with deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. It’s unconscionable to me that places like this could be lost forever. #savegrandstaircase  ... ... ... #keepitwild  #wildernessculture  #wildernessnation  #monumentsforall  #utah  #protectwildutah  #werutah  #standwithbearsears  #staywild  #protectourparks  #adventurevisuals  #adventureculture  #exploremore  #exploreeverything  #exploretocreate  #nationalparkgeek  #earthpix  #utahunique  #coyotegulch  #foundwildproject  #protectourpubliclands  @patagonia @sierraclubutah @sierraclub @natgeoyourshot @natgeo @rei
In case you missed the IAA art show last weekend, here is the full picture of my master copy of #thomasmoran “solitude”. Too bad it didn’t sell. #classicallandscape #mastercopy #utahart #protectwildutah #landscapelovers #oilpainting #happytrees
Sunny dayz in the Sandstoned hills!
Sunny dayz in the Sandstoned hills!
"When synchronicity starts turning the wheels of time and gathering the elements, magical things can happen in front of our eyes." ❤️🛣 #mesaarch #canyonlandsnationalpark #protectwildutah
Flashback to one of my favorite places in the world - Escalante National Monument in the deserts of southern Utah. This incredible section called "Zebra Canyon" is one of many parts of the monument that are being taken away by the Trump administration's planned 50% cuts. Along with the 85% cuts to Bears Ears National Monument, this will be the largest elimination of public land in American history. #savegrandstaircase #standwithbearsears #standwithtribes #protectwildutah #nationalparks #nationalmonument #utah #escalante #grandstaircase #bearsears #conservation #environmentalism #desert #wildernessculture #imaginarymagnitude #exploretocreate #photography #photooftheday #canyoneering #climbing #slotcanyon #outdoors #nature #monumentalrally #saltlakecity #activism #resist #monumentsforall #exploretocreate #wildernessculture #photography
Flashback to one of my favorite places in the world - Escalante National Monument in the deserts of southern Utah. This incredible section called "Zebra Canyon" is one of many parts of the monument that are being taken away by the Trump administration's planned 50% cuts. Along with the 85% cuts to Bears Ears National Monument, this will be the largest elimination of public land in American history. #savegrandstaircase  #standwithbearsears  #standwithtribes  #protectwildutah  #nationalparks  #nationalmonument  #utah  #escalante  #grandstaircase  #bearsears  #conservation  #environmentalism  #desert  #wildernessculture  #imaginarymagnitude  #exploretocreate  #photography  #photooftheday  #canyoneering  #climbing  #slotcanyon  #outdoors  #nature  #monumentalrally  #saltlakecity  #activism  #resist  #monumentsforall  #exploretocreate  #wildernessculture  #photography 
Not worth preserving? This example of 13th-century Native American architecture is located in a canyon within Cedar Mesa, a forested plateau in Utah that contains thousands of such cultural sites. With zero regard for Native beliefs and archaeology, the Utah politicians asked the president to exclude nearly all of Cedar Mesa from Bears Ears National Monument. The Antiquities Act that President Obama used to designate the monument was written into law expressly to protect areas with vulnerable antiquities such as Cedar Mesa.
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#nationalmonument #earthpics  #publiclands #bearsearsnationalmonument #utah  #keepitpublic #mypubliclands #cedarmesa #standwithbearsears #southernutah  #protectwildutah #hikeutah  #findyourpark #igsouthwest #utahrocks
Not worth preserving? This example of 13th-century Native American architecture is located in a canyon within Cedar Mesa, a forested plateau in Utah that contains thousands of such cultural sites. With zero regard for Native beliefs and archaeology, the Utah politicians asked the president to exclude nearly all of Cedar Mesa from Bears Ears National Monument. The Antiquities Act that President Obama used to designate the monument was written into law expressly to protect areas with vulnerable antiquities such as Cedar Mesa. - #nationalmonument  #earthpics  #publiclands  #bearsearsnationalmonument  #utah  #keepitpublic  #mypubliclands  #cedarmesa  #standwithbearsears  #southernutah  #protectwildutah  #hikeutah  #findyourpark  #igsouthwest  #utahrocks 
Southern Utah is one of the most incredible places 😍✨ I've can’t wait to explore more of it's natural beauty. My heart aches over 45's decision to allow oil drilling on Utah's wild Native land, as well as efforts to make our National Parks less accessible for everyone to enjoy. If you want to learn more or sign a petition, there's a few links in my bio.
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National parks & monuments enrich our lives, inspire us, and show us how majestic & diverse our country is. We need them to recharge & reconnect with nature. Let's not let selfish, ill-informed monsters destroy our beautiful natural places. Pic from my lifechanging roadtrip thru Utah this fall. Open to ideas on how we can #resist this nightmare. ✊❤️#nationalparksforever #nevermypresident #utah #utahlove #protectwildutah #protectpubliclands
Southern Utah is one of the most incredible places 😍✨ I've can’t wait to explore more of it's natural beauty. My heart aches over 45's decision to allow oil drilling on Utah's wild Native land, as well as efforts to make our National Parks less accessible for everyone to enjoy. If you want to learn more or sign a petition, there's a few links in my bio. . . National parks & monuments enrich our lives, inspire us, and show us how majestic & diverse our country is. We need them to recharge & reconnect with nature. Let's not let selfish, ill-informed monsters destroy our beautiful natural places. Pic from my lifechanging roadtrip thru Utah this fall. Open to ideas on how we can #resist  this nightmare. ✊❤️#nationalparksforever  #nevermypresident  #utah  #utahlove  #protectwildutah  #protectpubliclands 
📷: @jasoninthewilderness 
I grew up right next to public lands, have ran thousands of miles, and spent hours upon hours in these lands! They bring peace, solitude, happiness, drive, determination, and teach me lessons that I cherish! •
For this reason and many more beyond myself! @hawks_levi , @derricklytle , @hokaoneone, and I have decided to do something for @bearsears.nationalmonument and @gsenm next week starting Wednesday! We will be visiting Bears Ears and running/hiking 100 miles each in 3 days on trails that are now unprotected! We will be highlighting these areas, the beauty, cultural significance, love, and spirit this area has to offer! We hope to educate those through our experiences and help others feel of the spirit of this land. We will  be doing this for an organization to raise money and awareness! Updates and details will soon come on this adventure! Please support us on this amazing experience!
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It is a shame what has been done and let’s support it getting reversed in the courts! 
#supportbearsears #bearsears #grandstaircaseescalante #publiclands #publiclandowner #protectwildplaces #protectwildutah #utah #southernutah
📷: @jasoninthewilderness I grew up right next to public lands, have ran thousands of miles, and spent hours upon hours in these lands! They bring peace, solitude, happiness, drive, determination, and teach me lessons that I cherish! • For this reason and many more beyond myself! @hawks_levi , @derricklytle , @hokaoneone, and I have decided to do something for @bearsears.nationalmonument and @gsenm next week starting Wednesday! We will be visiting Bears Ears and running/hiking 100 miles each in 3 days on trails that are now unprotected! We will be highlighting these areas, the beauty, cultural significance, love, and spirit this area has to offer! We hope to educate those through our experiences and help others feel of the spirit of this land. We will be doing this for an organization to raise money and awareness! Updates and details will soon come on this adventure! Please support us on this amazing experience! • It is a shame what has been done and let’s support it getting reversed in the courts! #supportbearsears  #bearsears  #grandstaircaseescalante  #publiclands  #publiclandowner  #protectwildplaces  #protectwildutah  #utah  #southernutah 
They tried to burry us, they didn’t know we were seeds. 
#publiclands 
#grandstaircaseescalante
#protectbearsears
#utahstrong
#protectwildutah
#standwithbearsears
I've slept outside, under the stars, for more than 1,000 nights thus far in my life. I moved to Utah 10 years ago to work at a therapeutic wilderness program, which afforded the majority of these starry sky slumbers. During that period, I travelled relentlessly and lived out of my trusty Toyota truck (before #vanlife was cool or even a thing). I kept finding myself in the red rock wilderness of Southern Utah, which is truly one of the most unique and awe-inspiring places on Earth by day. And boasting some of the darkest skies in the world, the area is stunningly surreal—magical—at night. I'm lucky enough to adventure with couples and families to take astro-portraits like this one here, and it's possible because of the preservation of wild lands. Our monuments are in jeopardy, and I want to encourage you one last time this week to support, in any way that you are able, the organizations and people who will be taking legal action to right this wrong. Thank you! This is our land.
I've slept outside, under the stars, for more than 1,000 nights thus far in my life. I moved to Utah 10 years ago to work at a therapeutic wilderness program, which afforded the majority of these starry sky slumbers. During that period, I travelled relentlessly and lived out of my trusty Toyota truck (before #vanlife  was cool or even a thing). I kept finding myself in the red rock wilderness of Southern Utah, which is truly one of the most unique and awe-inspiring places on Earth by day. And boasting some of the darkest skies in the world, the area is stunningly surreal—magical—at night. I'm lucky enough to adventure with couples and families to take astro-portraits like this one here, and it's possible because of the preservation of wild lands. Our monuments are in jeopardy, and I want to encourage you one last time this week to support, in any way that you are able, the organizations and people who will be taking legal action to right this wrong. Thank you! This is our land.
I want to encourage all of you who are fired up about the National Monument scandal in Southern Utah to think about native heritage. @patagonia’s campaign to sue Trump with the social media catchphrase of “the president stole your land” is catchy and to the point. But it’s not our (read: white people) land. It hasn’t been our land from the beginning. While in the long run, land protection can put power back into the native communities where it belongs, it’s important for us to remember the privilege entwined in white people claiming American land as “ours.” We ought to put native voices and priorities at the forefront.
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This was shot in Round Valley Draw near the Hackberry Canyon confluence in GSENM. Consider donating to @protectbearsears, @ducttapethenbeer, or @accessfund to counter the president’s decision this week.
I want to encourage all of you who are fired up about the National Monument scandal in Southern Utah to think about native heritage. @patagonia’s campaign to sue Trump with the social media catchphrase of “the president stole your land” is catchy and to the point. But it’s not our (read: white people) land. It hasn’t been our land from the beginning. While in the long run, land protection can put power back into the native communities where it belongs, it’s important for us to remember the privilege entwined in white people claiming American land as “ours.” We ought to put native voices and priorities at the forefront. . This was shot in Round Valley Draw near the Hackberry Canyon confluence in GSENM. Consider donating to @protectbearsears, @ducttapethenbeer, or @accessfund to counter the president’s decision this week.
Natural Bridges are right next to #bearsearsnationalmonument or what is left of it after American president decided to downsize it. It was my fist trip to Utah and it's so beautiful, please keep it that way!
#protectwildutah #protectpubliclands #utah #usa #Nature #throwbackthursday
A famosa Balanced Rock ❤️🛣 #balancedrock #archesnationalpark #anps #utah #protectwildutah
Life's easy. All you have to do is the right thing. Simple enough. It feels selfish to bitch and moan about land use when so many other things in the country seem to be unraveling. But I love this weird little backwards state and I love our #wildlands. And I don't agree with this bizarre pissing match that led to this reduction. If you don't agree, respectfully go sit on a cactus. #protectgrandstaircase #protectescalante #protectwildutah
Life's easy. All you have to do is the right thing. Simple enough. It feels selfish to bitch and moan about land use when so many other things in the country seem to be unraveling. But I love this weird little backwards state and I love our #wildlands . And I don't agree with this bizarre pissing match that led to this reduction. If you don't agree, respectfully go sit on a cactus. #protectgrandstaircase  #protectescalante  #protectwildutah 
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."
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“We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” - Lyndon B. Johnson 
#saveourplanent #desertlife #getoutside #exploremore #standwithbearsears
#ourpubliclands #wanderlust #in2nature #outside #hiking #beautifuldestinations #instagood #utah #utahisrad #beehivestate #wildernessculture #rei1440project #patagonia
#nationalmonuments #utahunique #werutah #roamtheplanet #choosemountains #antiquitiesact #monumentsforall #resist
#protectwildutah #savegrandstaircase
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." 💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙 “We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” - Lyndon B. Johnson #saveourplanent  #desertlife  #getoutside  #exploremore  #standwithbearsears  #ourpubliclands  #wanderlust  #in2nature  #outside  #hiking  #beautifuldestinations  #instagood  #utah  #utahisrad  #beehivestate  #wildernessculture  #rei1440project  #patagonia  #nationalmonuments  #utahunique  #werutah  #roamtheplanet  #choosemountains  #antiquitiesact  #monumentsforall  #resist  #protectwildutah  #savegrandstaircase 
Last light. This is a place that has to be lived, walked and seen to be felt.
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I’ve been having a hard time coming up with words to accompany my art lately...art has always been my primary language, and I feel deeply that some things are better shown than told. Call me naive and romantic, but I wonder how much time the men making decisions about this land have spent on it. In one case I am almost certain the answer is: none. After years of travel throughout it, my own connection to land within Bears Ears runs deep- and it must pale in comparison to the connection felt by those whose home and culture is rooted here. The decision to gut this monument is not only wrong, it is unfeeling, unjust, shortsighted, and small minded. There is nothing of smallness in Bears Ears- see for yourself and know. #protectbearsears #defendthesacred #protectwildutah #indiancreek #escalantestaircase
Last light. This is a place that has to be lived, walked and seen to be felt. • I’ve been having a hard time coming up with words to accompany my art lately...art has always been my primary language, and I feel deeply that some things are better shown than told. Call me naive and romantic, but I wonder how much time the men making decisions about this land have spent on it. In one case I am almost certain the answer is: none. After years of travel throughout it, my own connection to land within Bears Ears runs deep- and it must pale in comparison to the connection felt by those whose home and culture is rooted here. The decision to gut this monument is not only wrong, it is unfeeling, unjust, shortsighted, and small minded. There is nothing of smallness in Bears Ears- see for yourself and know. #protectbearsears  #defendthesacred  #protectwildutah  #indiancreek  #escalantestaircase 
Protect Wild Utah!  If you are not aware of what's going on in Southern Utah, check out this link.

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#protectwildutah #publiclands #savebearsears #savebearsearsnationalmonument #brycecanyon photo by Johanna locant #utah #saveutahpubliclands #istandwithbearsears #conservation #preservation #southernutahwildernessalliance #suwa #travel #trektheworld #wildiswaiting
The land within Bears Ears National Monument is among the most culturally significant in the country. More than 100,000 archaeological sites exist with the boundaries. Slashing portions of this Monument nullifies the importance of preserving this sacred, cultural landscape. It doesn’t stop there - Bears Ears was set to preserve world class outdoor recreation, sensitive biodiversity, and provide a vital base to the local economies for generations. This assault on the Antiquities Act will not stand in court. This Administration has ignited a major conservation battle in which I plan to #StandWithBearsEars and fight this every step of the way. If you want more info, talk to me or other scientists that can express just how significant this heinous proclamation would be for American history. Honor Tribes and leave the boundaries in place! Photo: Muley Point, Southern Bears Ears, Fall 2013 #BearsEars #PublicLands #ProtectBearsEars #Utahgram #StandWithBearsEars #SaveGrandStaircase #GrandStaircase #ProtectWildUtah #WildUtah  #MonumentsForAll #NationalMonument #IGUtah  #SaveBearsEars #DefendBearsEars #ProtectPublicLands #BearsEarsNationalMonument
#TheGreatSW #IGSouthwest #FourCorners #UtahRocks #OptOutside #NativeAmerica #WildernessCulture #GetOutStayOut #UtahIsRad  #WowUtah @utahgop @repryanzinke @usinterior @mypubliclands @realdonaldtrump
The land within Bears Ears National Monument is among the most culturally significant in the country. More than 100,000 archaeological sites exist with the boundaries. Slashing portions of this Monument nullifies the importance of preserving this sacred, cultural landscape. It doesn’t stop there - Bears Ears was set to preserve world class outdoor recreation, sensitive biodiversity, and provide a vital base to the local economies for generations. This assault on the Antiquities Act will not stand in court. This Administration has ignited a major conservation battle in which I plan to #StandWithBearsEars  and fight this every step of the way. If you want more info, talk to me or other scientists that can express just how significant this heinous proclamation would be for American history. Honor Tribes and leave the boundaries in place! Photo: Muley Point, Southern Bears Ears, Fall 2013 #BearsEars  #PublicLands  #ProtectBearsEars  #Utahgram  #StandWithBearsEars  #SaveGrandStaircase  #GrandStaircase  #ProtectWildUtah  #WildUtah  #MonumentsForAll  #NationalMonument  #IGUtah  #SaveBearsEars  #DefendBearsEars  #ProtectPublicLands  #BearsEarsNationalMonument  #TheGreatSW  #IGSouthwest  #FourCorners  #UtahRocks  #OptOutside  #NativeAmerica  #WildernessCulture  #GetOutStayOut  #UtahIsRad  #WowUtah  @utahgop @repryanzinke @usinterior @mypubliclands @realdonaldtrump