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“Yucca sandals,” I say to myself. “How’d they do this move in yucca sandals?” The sheer sandstone wall below me plunges 500 feet to the canyon bottom. To my right, I see a “moki step” pecked in the rock eight or nine hundred years before. But the move to get a toe on that foothold is a legitimate boulder problem with no margin for error. And I'm going to add to the difficulty by avoiding the chipped step. I don't want to break it or alter the site in any way. “I should have gone climbing,” I joke to myself.
Even on the wild, sandy towers of the area, I would at least have a rope and belayer. Here, such safety precautions are literally illegal, as the regulations prohibit the use of climbing equipment to access archaeological sites. I call it BLM’s “suicide rule.” If you’re willing to risk it all to see an ancient site, it’s totally legal. But if you want to be safe, you’d better be an archaeologist with a special permit.
Words by @bluffoto from his upcoming essay “Finding Protection in Bears Ears” in Volume 15 - photo by @mikeylikesrocks - 15 is due on March 15th and you can now preorder it and get hooked up with some sales. We are bringing back the MEGA sale for the one year (3 issues) for $13.99 for the rest of the day. Link in bio.
#climbingzine #climbing #bearsears @patagonia @patagonia_climb


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CAMPFIRES: Feeling small amongst the red rock canyon walls on the San Juan River in Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. The fellas from @canoekayakmag and @supthemag spent several days getting lost here three years ago. Definitely a special place. #protectbearsears .
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#bearsearsnationalmonument #bearsears #sanjuanriver #campfire #camping #rivertime #riverlife #utahtravels #utahgram #redrock #camping⛺️ #camplifestyle #campvibes #campfires #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #ic_adventures #optoutside #campvibes #letsgosomewhere #explore #takeahike #livewild #getoutdoors #liveauthentic #fuelyouradrenaline #adventuregram


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Our Mayme Kratz exhibition “Dark is Light” closes TOMORROW: February 23rd, 2019—be sure to stop by and see the show between 12-5pm on Saturday!

#contemporaryart #contemporary #art #darkislight #maymekratz #resin #resinart #painting #bearsears #paintings #artgallery #bearsearsnationalmonument #installation #install @maymekratz


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In 2017, the size of the Bears Ears National monument was reduced by 85 percent so the land could be sold to private interests, most commonly oil, gas, and mining industries 👎
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But just last week, the Senate passed the Natural Resources Management Act, which protects millions of acres of public land and this month the House introduced legislation to not only restore Bears Ears to its original size, but to expand it even further 👍
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More about why we should care about protecting this vital landscape over on Roadtrippers Magazine. Story and photos by @brentdangerrose, link in profile ☝️
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#bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #nps #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #stayandwander
#roadtrippers #detour #detourists #detourist #roadtrip #roadtripusa #travelingram #travellingram #travellerslife #adventurelife #travelwithus #pointsofinterest #wondermore #neverstopexploring #adventurevisuals


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“There’s no such things as creative people and non-creative people. Their are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity does not just disappear. It lives within us until it is expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resent or fear.” -Brene Brown
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#mountaininspiredpottery #bearsears #bridgerjacks #sixshooters #utah #desert #create


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[We went here for our honeymoon. We arrived late at night and immediately laid on the ground to see the stars.] Repost from @natgeo using @RepostRegramApp - Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | Valley of the Gods, Utah: I don’t think I have ever seen a night sky as clear as the one I had here last week. The starlight was so bright that I could walk around without a flashlight. It was truly a fabulous evening. Valley of the God was inside the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument, but after the 85 percent reduction in 2017 this landscape now lies outside the monument. #bearsears


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Single ladies!?! Get yer lonesome selfs o’er to the Creek where all the #hawties are! Yeeeewwwweeee! #tinder #topropes #hawt #hotties #indiancreek #tradisrad #tradissohotrightnow #bearsears


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Credit to @natgeo : Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | Valley of the Gods, Utah: I don’t think I have ever seen a night sky as clear as the one I had here last week. The starlight was so bright that I could walk around without a flashlight. It was truly a fabulous evening. Valley of the God was inside the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument, but after the 85 percent reduction in 2017 this landscape now lies outside the monument. #bearsears

note- CREDIT IS GIVEN TO POSTER AT BEGINNING OF POST. DITTO THE ORIGINAL POSTER OF THE PHOTO IN THE DESCRIPTION. #calmdown


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Where’s my #bamboo? 🐼🎋
Which one is the best in your opinion? 🤔
#panda #hoodie #bear #bearsears #ears #blackandwhite #girl #me #selfie #selfies #greyhair #whitehair


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Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | Valley of the Gods, Utah: I don’t think I have ever seen a night sky as clear as the one I had here last week. The starlight was so bright that I could walk around without a flashlight. It was truly a fabulous evening. Valley of the God was inside the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument, but after the 85 percent reduction in 2017 this landscape now lies outside the monument. #bearsears
#lawofsuccess #workfromanywhere #ceolife


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Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | Valley of the Gods, Utah: I don’t think I have ever seen a night sky as clear as the one I had here last week. The starlight was so bright that I could walk around without a flashlight. It was truly a fabulous evening. Valley of the God was inside the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument, but after the 85 percent reduction in 2017 this landscape now lies outside the monument. #bearsears


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Fat biking out of the cut at Comb Ridge #bearsears #roamindustry


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"Avalonia Land Conservancy has worked for 50 years to preserve natural habitats in Southeastern CT including #Griswold, #Grotonct, North #Stonington, #Preston and of course #Ledyard where over 620 acres of open space are preserved by Avalonia. My work on the #Avalonia and the #ConservationCommission led to the establishment of the #GreatOakGreenway. This #Greenway was created by recognizing and taking advantage of the existing open space connections we already have in town to formalize a state recognized Greenway.

As an Avalonia volunteer, I wrote a successful #OpenSpace grant to preserve another 230 acres of critical habitat, wetlands, and forest here in town that was under threat of development. The preservation of this land will protect 3000 linear feet of land adjacent to the reservoir protecting drinking water and will expand the Great Oak Greenway by adding over 5 miles of trails to create one of the largest trail systems in #SoutheasternCT.
I know that in Ledyard we value open space. It's one of the reasons we live here. We value trails, we value clean water and enjoy seeing and hearing #wildlife in our backyards. It's easy to watch the news and feel hopeless and helpless. I can’t do much about #BearsEars and a senator from Alaska doesn’t care what I think about drilling in the #ArcticWildlifeRefuge. For those of you asking WHAT CAN I DO? Well, there’s a lot you can do, and you can start right here in Ledyard. - Start by becoming a member of your local land trust so they can have the resources that they need to preserve land that is important to YOU. - Help the Conservation Commission steward the open spaces in town. - Keep your eye on the Town calendar and make sure you go to Inland Wetlands and Watercourses meetings – it’s the first and most important step in the development process. - Go to Planning and Zoning meetings. - Talk to your representatives. - Most importantly, #getoutside. Get your kids and grandkids outside to hold a snake, hold salamander egg masses or hear the peepers on that first warm night in spring. I guarantee you that when kids spend time in nature, it becomes important to them."
Thank you Julie Woody!


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With snow falling on the Twin Rocks in Bluff, #BearsEars National Monument is a winter wonderland... But be careful the roads are nasty!


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This is what archaeological site hunting looks like in the canyons of Southern Utah. We sent our teams along the canyon rims as opposed to in the canyons, as most of the sites were located under a persistent geological feature. A very thick sandstone unit formed a nice overhanging roof which sheltered the dwellings and people from the sun and elements. The site that the team is exploring here should only be accessed via a 20 ft rock climb. Unfortunately it wasn’t as well preserved as the site discovered the previous day. The only walls left standing were the storage room walls, as all the dwellings has collapsed. We still marvelled at what a beautiful spot it would have been when it was occupied - likely with a flowing river and possibly even a spring coming out of the rock near the site. 📷 @chrismshane. @adventurescience @farmtofeet @merrell @goodtogofoods @stokedoats #adventurescience #explore #archaeology #bearsears #domorewithyourfitness #theexplorersclub #followyourtrail #changingthewayweexplore


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Another one that was good enough to be true! Jonathan Mitchell on the first ascent of Bromancing The Stone in Indian Creek - photo by @lukemehall_writer
We’ve got just a few hours on our MEGA sale for a one year subscription for $13.99. Link in bio to scoop one up and get some reading material for these cold winter nights. Word!
#climbingzine #indiancreek #firstascent #climbersofinstagram #climbing #rockclimbing #tradisrad #climb #climbing_photos_of_instagram #splitters #bearsears #bromance


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February Fat biking along the spectacular Comb Ridge! #roamindustry #bearsears


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Big news: In a historic vote yesterday, the first majority-Navajo San Juan County Commission passed a resolution calling on the federal government to restore Bears Ears National Monument, in addition to other resolutions to #StandWithBearsEars. #MonumentsForAll 📷: @timmydp/@lighthawk_org


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Our pick for Utah beyond Zion, the amazing BLM lands in southeast Utah — including Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley! .
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Head to UPROXX Life to see more tips to visiting this absolutely gorgeous part of the state with help from adventure photographer @josiahq (also you get to see more of his photos which are AMAZING).


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Currently Navajo Mountain horizon, Fiftymile Bench on left, (where I’m heading). Another major snowstorm & cold front coming in.

A lot to share that I couldn’t/can’t right now. Tremendous amount of snow came/coming down since Feb 14.
Tremendous amount of subzero days for mid to low elevation.
Paria River whiteout.
Round Valley Draw encased in ice and pools.
Subzero days and snow at mid to low elevations.
Snowshoed from the Cockscomb to the line shack, so snowshoe mileage now ~127 miles.
Carrying one less quilt since Bryce (2 less since Kaibab) so subzero temps are now a big deal/require coordination.
Last night was negative something indoors despite being sheltered by Fourmile Bench cabin.
Have to move and descend to Last Chance Creek before impending snow and reception not strong enough here despite line of sight of Navajo Mountain (above Paradise Canyon.)
Will be attempting Fiftymile Mountain after this next snow and cold front. Earliest possible is weekend but could be slower if have to snowshoe to get there. No reception until the other side of Fiftymile.
Currently: Winter on the #HaydukeTrail ❄️ #snow #mountaineering
#archesnationalpark #ultrarunning #rockclimbing #bouldering #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #grandstaircase #lakepowell #arizonatrail #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #canyoneering #pacificcresttrail #continentaldividetrail #coloradoriver #grandcanyon #utah #wanderlost #hayduke #coloradoriver
There & back again, on the #HaydukeTrail /(❄️winter Hayduke Dec 21) Partial upload in track (no watpoints, best can do right now.


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➸ Explorers Wanted ➸
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Despite the perception that the golden age of discovery is long over here, the shifting layers of sand, strata and politics still draw a certain breed of mad ones, fools and wanderers to the Colorado Plateau as the landscape calls out over the faint zephyr winds, “Explorers wanted.” ____________________
This piece for @thegulchmagazine is finally out of the rabbit hole! I hope you’re ready to time travel and wander through some seldom seen (if ever) photos, lantern slides and journals from the 1930’s Rainbow Bridge Monument Valley Expedition that can provide insight to today’s public land issues. Would you sign up for the expedition?
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Images curated with @thegulchmagazine Mad Hatter @eginoire_photo at the @swcenterflc rabbit hole. Full article link in my profile/saved insta stories. Pick up a copy around western Colorado. #explorerswanted #downtherabbithole #publiclands


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Have you visited our Mayme Kratz exhibition “Dark is Light” yet? The show is on view through THIS SATURDAY: February 23rd, 2019—be sure to stop by and see the now!

#contemporaryart #contemporary #art #darkislight #maymekratz #resin #resinart #painting #bearsears #paintings #artgallery #bearsearsnationalmonument #installation #install @maymekratz


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This cold weather is nice and all... (actually its not nice at all) Ready to go back to the desert. Although it is cold there too...but better...cause it's the desert. 🏜 #desertrat #desertmedicine #bearsearsnationalmonument #bearsears #glencanyon #Utah #CedarMesa #damnnaturehowyoudothat #hoodratshitwithmyfriends #gypsytrash #safetythird


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Horizons.

Although I'm sure Stanton Englehart captured these very scenes long ago by way of paint, brush, and canvass.

#desertlight #cedarmesa #bearsears #4corners #southwestern


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