Sounds of Trees

It’s 80 degrees in the shade. The air feels like a hand dryer at a rest stop on the interstate minus the annoying hum. The dry scent of sagebrush and what I learn are Jeffery pine trees come in and out.  Five seconds after taking a sip of water my mouth is bone dry, like…

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“We are Here on Earth to Fart Around”

The Cedar Mesa of Utah contains one of the largest concentration of Anasazi ruins in the Southeast United States.  Cedar Mesa had repeated occupation and abandonment periods, the first of which as early as BC1500.  Through pottery, art, habitation sites and the granaries pictured above researchers have been able to date back thousands of years…

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So, You Want to Be a Dirtbag?

Picture this; it’s almost dusk. Without cell service, you are relying on an atlas which shows only some of the web of dirt roads you’re navigating. The afternoon is getting late and you’ve overstayed your welcome at the local coffee shop in town. You set out to find a camp spot for the night. By…

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I Stand with Grand Staircase-Escalante

“We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers,…

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