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Heading South

Later this month, Tanya and I will be off for a quick trip to Utah with friends. Nahla, unfortunately, gets to stay home with our housesitter. 132 more words


Zinke Declares War on Reality

This isn’t ironic, it’s unconscionable.

At the same time scientists released a study finding Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers are headed for extinction, Trump’s U.S. 316 more words

Public Lands

Paria Toadstools Hike

The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a fairly newly designated national monument (~20 yrs) and one of the first to be managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) instead of the National Park Service (NPS).   750 more words

Spring Break

Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in crosshairs as Trump signs executive order

SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the Antiquities Act that starts a review process of America’s national monuments going back 20 years. 681 more words


Painted Desert, Slot Canyon and Hoodoos

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument spans almost 2 million acres in southern Utah. It can be difficult to find where to go or how to find information about hikes and other things to do there. 365 more words

Fulltime Families

Spring Break 2017

We had a great time on Spring Break, but it took us all about a week to recover!  We did ALOT in the 10 days we were out west, but I think the real recovery time was due to our delayed flight home and some jet lag!   374 more words

Spring Break

Sleeping under the Desert Stars

During a recent backpacking trip I kept a journal and wrote in it when I felt the need. Here is what came of it, slightly edited, but the content is essentially raw from the trail. 1,382 more words