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Hiking in the GSENM

On our recent trip to Utah, Tanya and I (with our friends Jim and Kris) spent two days in the Escalante area in the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. 1,184 more words


Scenic Byway 12

Scenic Byway 12 traverses an incredible stretch of land from Torrey and Capitol Reef National Park to Red Canyon in Dixie National Forest. The entire byway is 124 miles and is almost entirely surrounded by public land making it a prime route for outdoor adventure. 1,130 more words


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Before we moved to Utah, I’m not sure I was even aware of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. But a few months after we moved, at a celebration to kick off the beginning of the school year, a colleague of mine spoke about Grand Staircase-Escalante effusively, calling it his favorite place in Utah. 233 more words


Lower Calf Creek Falls

Since we spent Sunday morning hiking on Boulder Mountain, we only had time to do one hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante (GSENM). We chose to do Lower Calf Creek Falls on the recommendation of a colleague of mine. 452 more words


Southwest (June 2017)

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. 85 more words

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

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