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Bear’s Ears buttes.
“I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in.” -Aldo Leopold
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You know, I’m not being flippant when I tag most things with #thislandisyourland. As an American, you have a heritage of access to vast tracts of public land. We need places like these, where you can stand on the ridge line and, exempting the forest road, see nothing developed or human for miles and miles. We need to witness that kind of ecological cohesion, nature that is mind-meltingly intact and whole. Just because we have it now doesn’t mean we always will. Please don’t take those sunsets over southeast Utah, quintessentially American western landscapes for granted. .
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#dispersedcamping #utahadventures #headtothehills #protectbearsears #savebearsears #thedeerweresofat


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BANDITS - at their best and the ends of the Earth 🌎
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@harry.travel soaks up the Australian coastline in our "Got Snaked" bandana by @rowshambo and @suhadolnik - 10% of proceeds from "Got Snaked" are donated to The Bears Ears Coalition (bearsearscoalition.org) helping to protect Native American tribal land in Southern Utah. Shop the look + learn about the design, artists, and charity behind it at banditsbandanas.com (link in bio)
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Photo by: @thenomad
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#oceanvibes #oceanviews #cliffside #waves🌊 #oceanphotography #travelaustralia #greatoceanroad #12apostles #bandanastyle #whitebandana #protectbearsears #artforcharity #brandsthatgiveback #bandanaswag #travelphotooftheday #coastalvibes #beachdaze #bandana #bandanas #bandits #beachstyle #surfstyle #mensstyleblog #mensaccessories #headband #adventurers #adventure_culture #bandanna #bandanagang #australiabeaches


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Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument was set aside thanks to President Bill Clinton . It is just one of 27 National Monuments at risk under the current administration . When you visit these #nationalmonuments and visually understand the magnitude of nature’s beauty it will change you for the better. We the people 🇺🇸 can not allow the current administration to dismantle our countries natural wonders. We will be visiting some of these locations in July . #protectourmonuments #protectgrandstaircase #protectbearsears #findyourpark #slotcanyon #hiking#adventureculture#utahisrad#protectwildutah


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I have some photos up on @yetmagazine a wonderful publication showing some really great work. Go check them out, the link is in my bio.
#protectbearsears


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This is what 5.13 fingerlocking looks like. @bradgobright on The Silencer (5.13-), Pistol Whipped Wall, Indian Creek, Utah.
#painful #likereallypainful #barf #crackclimbing #indiancreek #protectbearsears #aacgram
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Credits to @pangtastic


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Had the pleasure of tattooing a topographical map of canyons in the Grand Staircase Escalante Monument on Sydney 🌄 it’s heartbreaking to me that this area is in danger of losing protection as a national monument. I’ll be adding some links in the comments, keep Utah beautiful ❤️
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#utah #utahartist #slc #slcart #slcartist #ink #illustration #illustrator #illustrativeart #tattoo #slcink #slctattoo #utahtattoo #utahtattooartist #utahtattoos #slctattoos #slctattooartist #linetattoo #illustrativetattoo #protectbearsears #bearsears #utahwildlife #nationalmonument #nationalmonuments #nationalpark #nationalparks


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Damn good time in Natural Bridges a couple of weeks ago with @aprilelis and @geocarlson78
#protectbearsears


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My bro @hopscotch_jonjon and I following the watercourse way, which is also the way of the ancient ones, not by accident.
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#waterislife #way #tao #brothers #family #utah #canyon #publicland #explore #bearsears #StandWithBearsEars #ProtectBearsEars


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A Bears Ears sunrise from the campground was a beautiful way to start the day!
#notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #naturalbridgesnationalmonument #bearsearsnationalmonument #beaUTAHful #protectbearsears


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Portraits of a Faded Culture

The endlessly spinning colors of the night sky over the memories the remains of a civilization etched in stone. Most of the starlight illuminating these works of art began its journey at the dawn of the Fremont culture.
These were probably carved 2000 to 800 years ago in central Utah in a canyon with a big river and rustling cottonwood trees. Except for the dirt road I can’t image it’s too different now. I imagine their lives had the same hopes as our lives do.

This culture seems to have vanished or transitioned into another way of life after over a thousand years of continuity. Perhaps due to environmental stress, warfare or some unknown reason.

They left art, carvings, sculptures and paintings scattered across the Utah desert. Now they are gone and as far as I’m aware no modern tribes claim them as direct ancestors.

www.ancientskys.com
Prints are available on my website.
Or message me if not available online
50% goes to protecting public lands.

#startrails
#nightphotography
#colorofthesky
#astrophotography
#fremontculture
#publiclands
#protectpubliclands
#nativerights
#archeology
#astronomy
#wildart
#artinthewild
#getoutside
#alive
#longexposure
#polaris
#protectbearsears
#bearsears
#wildblm
#theimportanceofwilderness


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I spent pretty much my entire winter bouldering (and working), with trips to Red Rocks, Bishop, and Joe’s Valley, to try to regain some of the strength I lost last year. I’ve gotten some of that strength back but my endurance remains pitifully lacking, which should make for some hilarious efforts when I head back to Indian Creek this week. Here’s @bradgobright from a couple weeks ago cruising up Humble Pie (5.12+) at the Second Meat Wall in Indian Creek.
#crackclimbing #indiancreek #aacgram #protectbearsears #climbmoja
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Credits to @pangtastic


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We love running trips with @glencanyon_institute every year! @Regrann from @glencanyon_institute - This past weekend, GCI embarked on its annual trip with Holiday River Expeditions down the San Juan River through Southern Utah’s red rock country. The group pictured here was a diverse crew from all over the country whose stories made the voyage interesting and lively. We had an amazing time exploring the river and its side canyons. Look for a full report coming soon.

#restoreglencanyon #fillmeadfirst #protectbearsears #riverrunners


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This past weekend, GCI embarked on its annual trip with Holiday River Expeditions down the San Juan River through Southern Utah’s red rock country. The group pictured here was a diverse crew from all over the country whose stories made the voyage interesting and lively. We had an amazing time exploring the river and its side canyons. Look for a full report coming soon.

#restoreglencanyon #fillmeadfirst #protectbearsears #riverrunners


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Salt Lake folk! If you would like to pick up a copy of my latest project, Bears Ears zine, you can now find them at Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake City. You’ll save $5 on shipping and handling. And support my favorite bookstore. 10% of proceeds go to Utah Diné Bikéyah. #zine #utahdinebikeyah #protectbearsears


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Meet SUWA's Grassroots Leaders. This phenominal group is among SUWA's best in spreading the love for wild #Utah in their communities around the world! We were recently on a retreat with the leaders digging deep into grassroots #advocacy, #wilderness protection issues, #socialjustice in the #conservation movement, storytelling, and sharing #goodcompany around the campfire and on the trail. We hope you enjoy these warming words from some #Grassroots Leaders:
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My favorite moment was hearing a canyon wren in the slot canyon we explored at our first stop. Nothing says, 'you're in the red rock canyons now,' like the cascading call of a canyon wren!"
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"I remain humbled, uplifted and heartened by the number of young people that participated this weekend. Half my age or less; each was so intelligent, sharp in their analyses, quick-minded and able to articulate their thoughts with such eloquence. That is big. And it will go far."
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"[Our] stories are individual and unique, but a common thread weaves them together: a deep love and devotion to the caretaking of this special place."
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Thanks to all of you who take action in your communities to #protectwildutah. Want to help defend the #redrock in your community? Are you already standing up for the lands and are just hearing about this group now?? Contact your regional organizer or a local activist via link in bio to get involved.
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We are grateful for all who spent the weekend with us, including @protectbearsears, @patagonia, @escalante_outfitters, @alpineshop, @wasatchmagazine, & various @sierraclub state chapters. .
📷:Olivia Juarez
#protejautahsilvestre #publiclands #keepitpublic #savegrandstaircase #protectbearsears #dontwrecktheswell #activism #leadership #southernutah #nofilter


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Meg and I made it down to Bears Ears last week in style!🤙 🔥Bought a Toyota van from my good friends @fishlivesmattertoo and @sackedhowler and the trip was unreal. So many great spots got checked out that we both have wanted to see for a long time. So stoked to have the van for many more road trippins! #scenicbyway95 #protectbearsears #trailoftheancients


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Bears Ears Buttes and Navajo Mountain beyond from the west summit of West Mountain (10,998’), which is the highest point in Bears Ears National Monument. #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #standwithbearsears #honortribes #protectbearsears


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A weekend spent in the desert canyoneering and under the stars, one hell of a place for a bachelor party. Lots of love to this dude right here!


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Good morning! Suba bihani! Phar toe! G'day mate! Buenos dias! Bonjour! Buongiorno! 좋은t 아침! Guten morgen! صباح الخير Magandang umaga! おはようございます! Egun on! доброе утро! Bom dia! Goedemorgen! Góðan daginn! God morgen! #bestdayoftheyear
#resist
#canyoneering
@protectbearsears
#bearsearsnationalmonument
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Same stars, same landscape that our ancestors witnessed. Help protect these inherited, sacred gifts. Photo from my Bears Ears zine. Learn more and/or help support the fight to protect this sacred land - purchase a copy at link in profile. 10% goes to @protectbearsears #zine #protectbearsears #honorthetribes #utahdinebikeyah


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There’s no powder to make pretty S shapes in, so we’ll take @jenny.lemonpie making pretty S shapes on Serrator Crack.


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Spotted near Cooke City, Montana. Public lands belong to all Americans, and what happens to Monuments in Utah affects Americans living in places like Montana and Wyoming... Keep public lands in public hands. #stopzinke #beartooth #beartoothpass #chiefjoseph #cookecity #wyoming #keepitpublic #thislandisyourland #thislandismyland #publiclandsinpublichands #publiclandowner #allhatnocattle #bigskycountry #protectbearsears #savegrandstaircase #suwa #itsallours #cutmethane #standwithbearsears #resist #haydukelives #fucktrump


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Doing pull-ups on finger holds to raise money to protect Bears Ears @mountaingamesvail .
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#protectbearsears #nativesoutdoors #findyourpath #eastwoodsbrand #outdoorsman #bouldercolorado #gopromountaingames #vail


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I’ve been in Indian Creek for a few days and while my motivation to climb cracks has been low this season I’ve still been having a great time hanging out with friends here. Here’s @climbwritekalman with the onsight of Kitchen Sink (5.11+) at Optimator Wall yesterday.
#indiancreek #crackclimbing #climbmoja #aacgram #protectbearsears
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Credits to @pangtastic


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At 10,998 feet above sea level, this is the roof of #bearsearsnationalmonument. It is technically the west shoulder of West Mountain (11,014’) in the Abajo Mountains. The Bears Ears buttes are visible on the horizon. #standwithbearsears #honortribes #protectbearsears #summitview #solohike #utah


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Two months ago I said this photo was good enough to get an Insta for...well world, get at me #tbt #dirtbagsdoitright #southsixshooter #climb #backtonature #creek #protectbearsears #goodbyefornow


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🙏POLAR BEARS REIGN SUPREME🙏🌊🌊🌊


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Somehow we managed to establish this climb that sits entirely in the shade in February... It was cold, sure. It had some choss, sure. But man, was it splitter. Psyched for more days of exploring but for now it will be for granite in our backyard! @lea_linse ————————————————————
#climbing #tradclimbing #indiancreek #splitter #windgate #newroutes #womenwhoclimb #liveclimbrepeat #aacgram #getoutstayout #optoutside #protectbearsears #bearsears


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This photograph features a closeup of a Ute petroglyph in an area excluded from the eviscerated Bears Ears National Monument boundary. This nearly six foot horse is ridden by a figure in a characteristic headdress and a bow and arrow aimed at a serpent. It is an intricate reminder of the narrative qualities of the Bears Ears cultural landscape. #protectbearsears #standwithbearsears #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #utah #utpol #canyon #archaeology #outdoors #landscape #art #petroglyphs #photography #horse #ute #americansouthwest #desert #carved


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I’ve always thought of Indian Creek as a giant classroom in which to practice and hone crack climbing technique. It’s where I learned how to ringlock, where I figured out the rand smear and how to heel-toe cam, where I discovered finger stacks and arm bars, and got dialed on hand-fist stacks and knee locks. After ten years of climbing here, I feel like I’ve learned all I can from this place, which is probably why I didn’t feel super motivated to climb here this season. I’m glad I came, though, because no matter what, it’s always fun to hang with old friends and make some new ones. Thanks to @ryan_borys_ , @jennisnead, @miroak, @rolandmott, @felipeluisi, @climbwritekalman, @nnmeganmm, @tiogathedog, @acsturgi, the Phifer, Tony, and Nahir for the fun times and donut sharing, and special thanks to @kelseyseeks for the amazing print and to @skiwithscissors for the special training book that will make me into the greatest rock climber who ever lived.
Photo of @climbwritekalman trying hard on Slice and Dice (5.12) taken with my sand-clogged iPhone because I forgot to bring my camera that day.
#thesandgetsineverything #crackclimbing #indiancreek #aacgram #protectbearsears #donuts #oxfordcomma
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Credits to @pangtastic


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Somewhere in time.


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Lithic site, Cedar Mesa #protectbearsears #cedarmesa #kanegulch


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Up on the Cedar Mesa, amazing place! The area features around 100,000 archaeological or culturally significant sites. The 5 tribes for which this is sacred land were successful in getting these lands protected as a National Monument until the current administration illegally redefined the boundaries and reduced its area by 90 percent. This leaves some of the largest, most significant archaeological lands in the world unprotected and at risk.
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#protectbearsears #optoutside #bearsears #utah #hike #keepitwild #patagonia


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🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Chip this so dope!!! so stoked on it! i’ll have to drive out there n see it today before i go back to phx. 💖💖💖 #Repost @jetsonorama
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“power is not brute force + money; piwer is in your spirit. power is in your soul. it is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.” thank you sister @winonaladuke for letting me quote you + for your spirit. shout out to @indiangiver + @dont_tmwtd for setting up the collaboration. thank you @jerrelsinger + @daveyoungkim for your work on the tanks. the john trudell quote at the end reads “are they not waging nuclear war when the miners die from cancer from mining the uranium?” (designed by @dont_tmwtd) thank you too to all the great folks who stopped by this weekend to spend a minute sharing stories. it was magical. #haulno the older pieces on the tanks are from @troy_lovegates + @labrona 2015. #protectbearsears


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“power is not brute force + money; power is in your spirit. power is in your soul. it is what your ancestors, your old people gave you. power is in the earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.” thank you sister @winonaladuke for letting me quote you + for your spirit. shout out to @indiangiver + @dont_tmwtd for setting up the collaboration. thank you @jerrelsinger + @daveyoungkim for your work on the tanks. the john trudell quote at the end reads “are they not waging nuclear war when the miners die from cancer from mining the uranium?” (designed by @dont_tmwtd) thank you too to all the great folks who stopped by this weekend to spend a minute sharing stories. it was magical. #haulno the older pieces on the tanks are from @troy_lovegates + @labrona 2015. #protectbearsears


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The Great Deer, a large and intricate petroglyph found in the Utah desert, hidden away under dark skies.

Today is the final day to order your @85for85 book, a project I'm honored to be a part of. 100% of the money raised will go to defending or national monuments.
Go to 85for85.com for details, but don't wait!!!! Tomorrow is toooo late!! #85for85 #bearsearsnationalmonument #bearsears #grandstaircase #grandstaircaseescalante #darkskies #defendpubliclands #protectbearsears #protectgrandstaircase #milkyway #airglow #sleepunderthestars #petroglyphs #pictographs


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Photo by @renan_ozturk
Matt Redd isn’t your average cowboy and the 350,000 acres of Indian Creek and the surrounding #bearsearsnationalmonument aren’t your average ranching grounds. It was such a privilege taking him up The North Six Shooter tower with @jamesqmartin after he had already worked for 8 hours rounding up and branding cattle that morning. I’m not sure if there are many other humans alive who have a deeper mental map and respect for this land than Matt. Besides running the Dugout Ranch he works with The Nature Conservancy managing many ongoing scientific studies ranging from sustainable grazing, native grass research and advanced technology for surveying wilderness areas. If you get him going he’ll talk passionately about his knowledge of the deep geologic and cultural layers of this space. On the summit I shot a few photos as he placed a cow skull up there with his bloody swollen hands. [Desert tower summits often have historic relics as ‘registers’ and this was his cowboy contribution]. Meanwhile @shotfromabove did one more pass with out ‘cine-trike’ and we began our nighttime descent through the ripping wind. I wanted to ask him and his family more about the best way to help Bears Ears, to tell the story from all sides. We didn’t have enough time that day. The journey back to the ranch was a euphoric dehydrated stumble filled with banter just like a lot of good climbs end. And there is a certain hope in experiencing the universality if that. The common ground of the experiences here in Bears Ears that will drive these conversations forward.

@jonas_marcinko @taylorfreesolo #protectbearsears #theclimberandthecowboy
Check out @renan_ozturk for more from this day and stay tuned to @natgeo @argonautphoto for this feature article on monuments coming soon!
#myart #artists #shiny #colorful #clean #exposure #capture #perfect #beautiful #photography #pics #artwork #all_shots #focus #classical #pic #artistic #arte #amazing #illustration #composition #tagblender #artist #color #graphic #pencil #dibujo


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It’s the last day to order this limited edition book of artistic expressions for Bears Ears and GSE!! We can’t wait to share it with you!
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Order one for you or your fellow protectors✨💛👉 link in bio #protectbearsears #protectgrandstaircase


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Acoustics always sound better in a natural amphitheater


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Together we can defend T H I S. ✨✨✨This is the L A S T weekend to reserve your own limited edition #85for85 book! ✨✨✨Order yours at 85for85.com!


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Petroglyphs above the San Juan River. Spot the Wooly Mammoth: it’s 13,000 years old! @fujifilmx_us #protectbearsears


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Gazing out over the Valley of the Gods as the sunset on our campsite on the edge of Cedar Mesa.

Only a few days left to get your @85for85 book to support the @wildernesssociety efforts to defend the original boundaries of the #bearsearsnationalmonument.

What are you waiting for??? We all need to give a little in order to receive.

#bearsears #85for85 #protectpubliclands #protectbearsears #grandstaircase #grandstaircaseescalante #nativerights #bewild #sunset #ontheedge #blm #valleyoftgods #cedarmesa #camping #nightiscoming


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I was on an overhung and slimy fist and offwidth crack in the South Platte, reached for some chalk and there was none..... then I remember @inheadlights used all mine on the Optimator a few days before. 😬


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