Come join us at the Utah People's Climate March! The march starts at the library at 1:00 and will end at Governor's mansion. Thanks @patagoniaslc for providing the sign making materials and for spreading the awareness.
I do not know the date of this map, however this was published by the U.S. Geological Service, nice and color coded to show what agency manages what. Now Corp of Engineer land is missing, due to the fact it's owned by the Dept of Defense, which is the public land that is less than 2 minutes from myself. Every American however owns these lands. Support it, utilize it, visit it! This a cold dead hands subject to me #keepitpublic#backcountryhuntersandanglers#keeppubliclandsinpublichands
Follow the adventure at @lessonsofdesolation I have never before in my life considered myself a water person. Water has a magnitude of power and beauty that I am always humbled by. Traveling upon the calm, swirling ripples, flowing ever forward by boat, paddle rhythmically dipping in and out of the water, feels so much more natural than I ever would have expected. At night, blanketed under twinkling skies, tucked away in my sleeping bag, the sound of the river sings me to sleep, matching the faint, residual lapping sensation coursing through my body. It is an eloquent reminder that the constitution of our earthly forms is mainly water, and it seems only fitting that my body responds to the call of it's Mother element, syncing with the sensations of the flowing river, calling from just beyond the tent. 📷 @lessonsofdesolation #freedomvessel#utah#wildernessculture#neverstopexploring#adventure#canoe#paddle#keeppubliclandsinpublichands
The red rock desert of Southern Utah is one of my favorite landscapes. Clearly I'm not alone in that assessment, what with five National Parks (this happens to be Canyonlands), three National Monuments, and a National Recreation Area all packed into that vast red rock environment. . . But it's not for everyone. Because in addition to being beautiful, it is at the same time harsh and unforgiving, and the plants and animals that make a living there have to be exceptionally hardy. So, too, do the folks who explore it. We all know the story of Aron Ralston, who extricated himself from Blue John Canyon in Canyonlands by amputating his own arm after being trapped for 5 1/2 days, but the heat, the lack of water, flash floods, literal mazes of canyons that all start looking alike all combine to take human lives every year. You explore this country with caution and good common sense. . . But now, this is all country that's currently under threat by the oligarchs influencing American politics with their oil, gas and mining money, and the politicians who can be purchased with that money. As I write this, there are oil derricks within eyesight of the borders of Canyonlands, and a uranium mine proposed in neighboring Arizona on the edge of the Grand Canyon. More will come under the current administration. If you've ever hiked in Zion, wandered amid the hoodoos of Bryce, squeezed through a slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante, watched the sunrise through Mesa Arch in Canyonlands, or the sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches, then you KNOW how important it is to link arms now in defense of this land. Because it may be harsh and unforgiving, but it is also vulnerable. And when it's gone...? . . Call your congressman. And support folks like #sierraclub or #nrdc. Our public lands need us as badly as we need them. . . #canyonlandsnationalpark#canyonlands#nps#nationalparks#findyourpark#getoutside#optoutside#resist#saveourparks#standwithnps#standforsomething