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Bittersweet ending to 2018. This past year was a lot about healing for me. I’ve been through a lot these past few years and I’ve experienced so much heartache and loss. This year I rediscovered the important knowledge embedded in old teachings. I have silently observed and found beauty and grace in the simplest things. I moved back home and worked hard to build my off the grid yurt. I’ve learned to let go of toxic things and let my motherland heal me in many ways. I have come so far on this sacred journey and I could not have done it without the love I have for my people. Thank you for those that support my story I tell through photos and the positivity I try to evoke through them. I’m so blessed to have this life. Here’s to 2019 with a new outlook on life and a humble beginning. Photo by @quanah_photography

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Thousands of fragile sites are spread across #BearsEars Country with each artifact holding a special meaning to the area's indigenous people. Remember to visit with respect and "with a good feeling in your heart," as local archaeologist Jonathan Till says.⁣ ⁣ Watch Episode 2 of "The Voices of Bears Ears" now on our IGTV. #VisitUtah

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I just felt like runnin’... 🏃🏽‍♀️ • • • • • • 📍Hopi, Diné, Ute lands 📷 @devinwhetstone

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When you roam the world you’re always home. _____________ Running wild chasing stories and new lines on the edges of landscapes. _____________ The quick shifts from ❄️ snow to sand 🏜are wonderfully strange, helping me experience and contextualize my tiny place amongst it all. ______________ #runningwildwithwords #omtheroam #runtothesun 📸 @erichansontv

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The Milkyway wheels behind a rock art panel in the Bears Ears National Monument. I'd first tried to shoot this sequence in early 2017 and it took me 2 years to get back to it. However, as dawn broke after spending all night up I might have made a better image. Check out the @natgeo and @ancientartarchive feeds for that photo! #visitwithrespect #bearsears

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This is how excited I am to vote tomorrow! Regardless of how you feel about public lands, immigration, healthcare, education, social services, and any number of other extremely important issues, this is your chance to SPEAK UP! So first and foremost: VOTE: This is where your voice counts, where it doesn’t matter how big a platform you have or how loud your voice is. Cast your vote and be part of pushing this country in the direction you want it to go. And then, it can’t hurt to LISTEN: Listening to one another shows respect, and if you feel as though someone respects you, you might be more likely to hear them out. It’s important to have friends with different opinions, and at times engage them in conversation about those opinions, but it’s also important to do so with respect for your friendship, and to come out of those situations having learned something. If you’re feeling ambitious, LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE: 7 years ago I learned to speak Spanish with my primary goal being to communicate an additional 400+ million people. Last week I was working on a Spanish-speaking island off the coast of Morocco, and was so thankful I was able to experience and understand what was going on around me, even if sometimes it was a struggle. Literally speaking each other’s language, or making an attempt to, makes all the difference sometimes. Remember you have a voice, and it’s up to you to cast your vote to use it. While I hope most of you, since you’re following my outdoor centric account will vote to protect the amazing outdoor spaces we live and play in, I recognize that some of you might have a different point of view about what that means. It’s the little things we do in our everyday life in order to reach out and close the gap between others that make the biggest difference. #vote #protectpubliclands

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This post is #sponsored but genuine. I try my best to research and partner only with brands I believe in, and can genuinely stand behind their mission and products. Not only is @charlotteswebcbd’s story and mission inspiring, but a couple months ago I had the pleasure of visiting @charlotteswebcbd to meet some of the wonderful team and tour their labs to see how their products were made. Two things: these guys are on a mission and I’m stoked to be a part of it; and two, they put a lot of care into these products, and even go as far as using completely natural methods of pesticides (ladybugs🐞)! —— Our last few months were filled with adventures like the one pictured above. This one was a canyon in what used to be part of Bears Ears National Monument. We swam through cold, narrow canyon pools, climbed through multiple potholes, and unexpectedly spent the night in the canyon. At the end of the day, our muscles and joints could feel it. Lately we’ve been taking @charlotteswebcbd’s hemp extract oils to combat the inflammation and speed up the recovery period in between trips. This is just one of the many benefits we’ve discovered on our recent journey with using phytocannabinoids. As always, I recommend doing your own research and finding what works for you, but if I were to personally recommend a brand to reap the benefits of cannabinoids, this would be it. For more information about the company click the link in my profile. For anyone who’s interested in trying any of their products (including PAWS for pets), use code ‘CWML07’ during checkout for a 10% discount! Limitations on certain products apply. If you end up trying it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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A procession of human like figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time lapse as the milky way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the west working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to look at rock art in Western National Monuments. #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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Is this the way to the pool party? —— Funny how my definition of ‘fun’ has changed over the last 10 years.

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The snow turned to rain in the night and then everything froze. The good news? Ice is beautiful! ❄️❤️ #blandingfamadven 📷 @kimmont1 . . . #blanding #icey #blandingutah #socold #morning #frozen #fourcorners #bearsears

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Love at first sight. #NatureFirst #Vday 📷 @fstop_aaron

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#NoMonument destruction from the masses has begun #bearsears

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➸ L O V E ➸ ____________ Two years ago I met you in a blizzard. I could not even see you. But I just knew. I moved in the next week, a love struck fool. ___________ I slumber in your caves. Snuggle with your wild animals. Swim in your sandstone pools. Run across your ridge lines. Crawl through your canyons. Sink in your washes. Embrace your storms. Stand face to face with your past and mine. ____________ Seduced by solitude and spirited air. You share vast range as a place where I, and all who are open to it, can heal. I howl with the coyotes and run into the wind. Expanding my love to this outer space, carves out an inner peace for more love inside myself, that then expands and releases into the earth. _____________ I toss the irrelevant “why” down into the canyon and wait for an echo. Like the coyotes and crows and baby bears I’m here to listen, with my whole heart. 💖 ____________ I can think of nothing more romantic than sharing my love for Bears Ears @flagmountainfilm. Tonight I’ll be speaking alongside fellow southwest artist/athlete @lukemehall_writer at the “Love Our Planet” environmental films screening. Orpheum theater 7-10 pm tonight if you’re in AZ. #bearsears #protectwhatyoulove #outerspaceinnerpeace

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The ranch gate at section 9 mile 6. At 6666 ft, with an unusual amount of snow for the elevation. Bryce horizon no longer visible in the snowstorm. Next reception section 7, after Round Valley Draw, near Grosvenor Arch/The Cockscomb. I’ve exited Bryce Canyon National Park. 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) I’ve exited Bryce Canyon National Park. Before tomorrow’s blizzard advisory. A long approach and exit requiring 30+ snowshoeing miles. This in addition to the 90 miles on Kaibab Plateau. Therefore approximately 120+ snowshoeing miles to date. It took me 10 days, Feb 3 - Feb 13, to hike from the base of the Kaibab Plateau, to and through Bryce Canyon. I’ve been carrying snowshoes since Saddle Canyon, roughly 350 miles ago. —— Slow miles through Bryce. Trail nonexistent, fully buried into the hillsides. North facing powder dumped so high into the furs making you think things like ‘is this for real’. South facing sloping to disaster on filled in crust, topped with crampon filling powder. Bushwhacking on-trail north side dark flats clogged with snow laden bent over trees. Non visible trail buried in powder requires a gps. Some of the slowest miles on trail, around 2 days for 12 miles, even with the tails. Bryce requiring over 30 continuous miles of snowshoeing to access and exit. Snow line below 6k this side, being roughly Skutumptuh Rd on either side of Bryce; or section 9 guidebook mile 27 to Willis Creek Narrows section end.

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This chilly February morning has me dreaming of mountain biking the Hayduke Trail summer. First departure is April 29! Want to get away? #utah #bearsears #camping #mountainbiking #humanpoweredadventures #getoutside #hayduketrail

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Need a kit? Or don’t want to haul yours out to the area? We have you covered with any rental needs. Bikebags, sleeping kits, mess kits — whatever your bikepacking, multisport, or human powered adventure gear need might be just call! — 🧗🏻‍♀️🚵‍♀️⛷🏂🎿✈️🏕 — . . . #roamindustry #bikepacking #bikecamping #bikecamp #camp #indiancreek #roamutah #adventurecycling #bearsears #humanpoweredadventures #built2roam #multisport #voilestrapforthewin #voile #utah #cyclelife #cyclinglife #biketour #biketrip #loves_bikes #rideyourbike #cyclingphotos #biketrail #instabike #adventurecycling #bicycling #velo #bikeride #bicycle #wildernessculture #theoutbound

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Cottonwoods, desert varnish, and petroglyphs were the themes of Utah week one. In addition, charging Charles through mucky clay based roads and puddles to camp were others were not was exhilarating. #naturalbridges #bearsears #cedarmesa #neatutahscenery #almostgotstuckmanytimes #charles #tiffany

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#barbedwire #bryce #powder at the eastern #boundary around 7500 ft. . I’ve exited Bryce Canyon National Park. 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) I’ve exited Bryce Canyon National Park. Before tomorrow’s blizzard advisory expecting 7-17 more inches of snow. A long approach and exit requiring 30+ snowshoeing miles. This in addition to the 90 miles on Kaibab Plateau. Therefore approximately 120+ snowshoeing miles to date. It took me 10 days, Feb 3 - Feb 13, to hike from the base of the Kaibab Plateau, to and through Bryce Canyon. I’ve been carrying snowshoes since Saddle Canyon, roughly 350 miles ago. —— Slow miles through Bryce. Trail nonexistent, fully buried into the hillsides. North facing powder dumped so high into the furs making you think things like ‘is this for real’. South facing sloping to disaster on filled in crust, topped with crampon filling powder. Bushwhacking on-trail north side dark flats clogged with snow laden bent over trees. Non visible trail buried in powder requires a gps. Some of the slowest miles on trail, around 2 days for 12 miles, even with the tails. Bryce requiring over 30 continuous miles of snowshoeing to access and exit. Snow line below 6k this side, being roughly Skutumptuh Rd on either side of Bryce; or section 9 guidebook mile 27 to Willis Creek Narrows section end.

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It’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve climbed outside and almost a year since I’ve been to Indian Creek. It’s been over 2 weeks since I’ve gone to a gym. The calluses on my palms and fingers have almost diminished and I have no residual scrapes or bruises. Unacceptable. 💔 But life happens and I’m planning on climbing tomorrow 🥳 #planningonsucking #pullingplastic #ohwell!

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This is THIRTY ONE WEEKS! This is a kiddo who faces life head on with curiosity and joy. Fuzzy outfits are like wearing stuffed animals, only better. Papelucho and Winnie the Pooh are delightful. Waking up means rolling over and practicing crawling (even if it is 413 am). Hanging with Chicken is actually becoming a thing, and gentle pets help. @callyrgf is a favorite podcast, especially because of the theme song. @debbiemillman interviews and KUSC are great for quiet time. New people are thrilling and so are plants. #thirtyoneweeksold #bearsears #chickenthedog #thirtyoneweeks #lababy #designmama

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*The wanderer is as free and comfortable and happy as good mortals deserve to be. This is living! We get down face to face with the bare, relentless, fascinating old earth. And ever above us is the marvelous sky, making far things strange and beautiful, and more than all else luring the wanderer back to these hot wastes year after year.*— Archaeologist/Darwinist T.M. Prudden describing the Colorado Plateau/southern Utah // 📸 @erichansontv filming #RunToTheSun // #bearsears #wanderland #protectwhatyoulove

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#bryce #powder around 7800 ft 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) Slow miles through Bryce. Trail nonexistent, fully buried into the hillsides. Random ten foot high north facing powder drifts and crests. North facing powder dumped so high into the furs making you think things like ‘is this for real’. South facing sloping to disaster on filled in crust, topped with crampon filling powder. Bushwhacking on-trail north side dark flats clogged with snow laden bent over trees. Non visible trail buried in powder requires a gps. Some of the slowest miles on trail, around 2 days for 12 miles, even with the tails.

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#little #ponderosa #bryce #shadows #white #powder #pow #snowshoeing #skiing Still in Bryce— 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) Slow miles through Bryce. Trail nonexistent, fully buried into the hillsides. Random ten foot high north facing powder drifts and crests. North facing powder dumped so high into the furs making you think things like ‘is this for real’. South facing sloping to disaster on filled in crust, topped with crampon filling powder. Bushwhacking on-trail north side dark flats clogged with snow laden bent over trees. Non visible trail buried in powder requires a gps. Some of the slowest miles on trail, around 2 days for 12 miles, even with the tails.

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The strata and topography of southern Utah. Part of my ongoing MFA thesis series on the historic and current land uses around Bears Ears National Monument. Much of the ecology and anthropological history of the Four Corners region is under serious threat from the fossil fuel industry. #standwithbearsears - - - - - - - - - #utah #fourcorners #bearsears #wilderness #conservation #preservation #nature #geology #fossilfuels #pollution #naturephotography #conservationphotography #mfa #gradschool

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Last week, @senatortomudall and @deb4congressnm (with over 100 Congressional members) reintroduced the Antiquities Act to expand protections for public lands, and to ensure the integrity of monuments once designated, except by an act of Congress. The Coalition extends its deepest appreciation for Senator Udall and Representative Haaland for their continued leadership in the fight to protect #BearsEars. Hopi Vice Chairman Tenakhongva - a Coalition leader - stated that their persistence “encourages us to keep fighting to protect our most cherished landscapes.” More info in Bio! 📸: @timmydp #StandWithBearsEars #AntiquitiesActOf2019 #ProtectPublicLands

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Just a Climber, For Bears Ears is premiering this Thursday at @flagmountainfilm at @orpheumflag Who would have thought it would take two years to make a three minute film? Well it did because @greg.cairns and @lukemehall_writer care about the work. Appropriate that it premiers on Valentines Day! Spread the love! Here’s some of the lines: ’Cause, here, and only here I belong Here, and only here I see the way. I see sea to shining sea In this land that used to be the sea Here, I see Me. I see a world moving along at the speed of need and greed And when we’re out here we move along at the speed of need This land is the only way I’m thinking this way The only reason I’m not heavily drinking today Or in some jail cell, in some place so far away But this is today And millions are in a cell And millions are addicted to their cell But that Twitter shit Won’t work here So the importance The importance of this This omnipotent-ness This bliss She knows, she knows Mother Nature I’m writing her poetry In my own language Not the first that she has heard This land is not my land This land is our land Now. They call it the Antiquities Act You know Teddy Roosevelt The racist land protector The false hero Like so many American presidents But left a good idea behind While society climbed Toward better ideals ♥️♥️♥️⛺️⛺️⛺️ #climbingzine #bearsears #climbersofinstagram #flagstaff #indiancreek #climb #poetry #poetsofinsta #poetsofinstagram

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Basically, my last job in D.C. fired me at 8-months. Sooo, I am really happy that TODAY is a full year of employment with @protectbearsears, and I did not prematurely get fired, lol. A year post-NYU is such a big deal for me and what a ride it has been! I love telling our #BearsEars narrative in this role as Utah Diné Bikéyah’s communications director. Here is a #throwback of my first press conference against oil drilling on public lands. Disclaimer: Not an activist, just a Diné being protecting public lands! 🐻👂🏽pc: @russelalbertdaniels

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. The land is a giant, open-air museum. #art #museum #daily #great #데일리 #일상 #아트 #mankind #Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A procession of humanlike figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was set aside in part to protect thousands of rock art sites like this one. The land is a giant, open-air art museum. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time-lapse as the Milky Way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the West working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to document rock art in western national monuments. For more follow me @salvarezphoto #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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Bullrush Hollow over 7k feet, —enroute to Bryce Canyon National Park. . High elevation flowing creek for miles, buried in snow; extremely wet approach to Bryce. Am currently in Bryce by Rainbow Point; temps around 5 degrees, low below zero. Currently: Winter on the #HaydukeTrail ❄️ #snow #mountaineering #archesnationalpark #trailrunning #ultrarunning #rockclimbing #bouldering #grandstaircaseescalantenationalmonument #grandstaircase #azt #lakepowell #arizonatrail #bearsears #canyonlands #bearsearsnationalmonument #canyoneering #pacificcresttrail #gaiagps #continentaldividetrail #coloradoriver #grandcanyon #utah #wanderlost #hayduke #narrows #buckskingulch #wirepass #thewave #coloradoriver There & back again, on the #HaydukeTrail /(❄️winter Hayduke Dec 21) Once through Bryce I’ll have the decision whether to haul or hitch snowshoes 200 miles to the Henry Mountains.

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Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A procession of humanlike figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was set aside in part to protect thousands of rock art sites like this one. The land is a giant, open-air art museum. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time-lapse as the Milky Way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the West working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to document rock art in western national monuments. For more follow me @salvarezphoto #BearsEars #visitwithrespect #natgeolandscape#mountains  #landscape  #instagood #photooftheday  #nature  #amazingearth  #natgeo #reflection  #art  #beautiful  #colorful  #visualsofearth #travelling  #landscapephotography  #earth #mountain  #geography  #bestvacations  #explore #adventure  #discover  #travel  #nature  #beautiful #earthpix  #discoverearth  #ourplanetdaily  #photography

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Needles Overlook in Utah - once a part of Bears Ears. Much of what was once that monument has recently been leased out for energy development. #bearsears

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A procession of humanlike figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was set aside in part to protect thousands of rock art sites like this one. The land is a giant, open-air art museum. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time-lapse as the Milky Way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the West working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to document rock art in western national monuments. For more follow me @salvarezphoto #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A procession of humanlike figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was set aside in part to protect thousands of rock art sites like this one. The land is a giant, open-air art museum. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time-lapse as the Milky Way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the West working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to document rock art in western national monuments. For more follow me @salvarezphoto #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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This summer I met another new artist who specializes in southern Utah and Native American traditions. I found out I was accepted into the Canyon de Chelly 55k in October which is right in the heart of what is proposed for national monument book #7! I reached out to the artist about collaborating in the hopes that this book might be available for my fall road trip and this is what she sent to me TODAY! #ultrarunner #canyondechelly #arizona #monumentvalley #grandstaircaseescalante #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #utah #visitutah #trailrunning

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Getting jacked: exploring is the best gym membership. 💪 ➸ @r.e.burrillo & I stumbled upon so much magic in 24 hours that we celebrated this golden opportunity to linger longer with the landscape. (Photo 1) ➸ A sneak peek of “the rabbit hole” about to be revealed in the next issue of @thegulchmagazine (photo 2) ➸ #explorerswanted #downtherabbithole #jeepsy #bearsears

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A procession of human like figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time lapse as the milky way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the west working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to look at rock art in Western National Monuments. #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A procession of humanlike figures stream above large deer engraved on a canyon wall in the Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears was set aside in part to protect thousands of rock art sites like this one. The land is a giant, open-air art museum. I had climbed up to this beautiful petroglyph panel to shoot a time-lapse as the Milky Way rose behind it, but as dawn broke this morning I realized this might be the better photograph. I’m in the West working on an @insidenatgeo and @ancientartarchive project to document rock art in western national monuments. For more follow me @salvarezphoto #BearsEars #visitwithrespect

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@jlow_w constantly amazes me. It is like a beautiful hope for spring, complete with a V-Day heart. 😍❤️ #macrophotography 📷: @jlow_w . . . . . #blandingutah #blanding #dandelion #dandelions #danelionseeds #photography #closeupphotography #fourcorners #bearsears

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HOVENWEEP national monument, in the rugged and beautiful UTAH, spilling over to southwestern Colorado!! 🌍 We came just after the government shut down but luckily enough they left out a bunch of maps with loads of information about the ruins, seeing it in person was the best example of early day masonry that is still standing (somewhat) today ! The motivation of these builders is inspiring as they have built on what seems like the most unstable land.. on cliffs and hanging boulders, making this once a community of over 2,500 people between 1200 -1300 A.D This is one of the few ruins we had the pleasure of exploring.. we will definitely share some more down the road as they are truly inspiring to see how hard working people were, striving to complete a community and thrive with what they've been given in this life. ✨ #cheapandcheerfultravellers #budgettraveller #vantastic #vanlife #ruins #hovenweep #nationalmonument #america #utah #colorado #cliffdwellers #explore #learn #befree #community #wanderlust #lovelife #bearsears #utahparks #bearsearsnationalmonument #canyons

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I'm honored and pleased to be invited to this year's annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa weekend with Friends of Cedar Mesa. @cedarmesafriends I'll be giving a slide show of my nightscapes of the Bears Ears region. Come and listen to my rambles and thoughts about the night sky and the Bears Ears. I hope many of you can attend! https://www.friendsofcedarmesa.org/celebrate/

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Can I borrow your dog for a photo? #utah #bearsears #valleyofthegods

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“Heart of Light” by Mayme Kratz (2018; resin, foliage, from Colorado Plateau on panel; 48 x 60 inches. Featured in the Mayme Kratz exhibit at Lisa Sette Gallery. Info: maymekratz.com or lisasettegallery.com @lisasettegallery #contemporaryart #bearsears #foliage #lisasettegallery #exhibits #galleries #maymekratz

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It's not just the cultural sites that are in danger out here. This is a completely different window into the past but just as important. Looking for rockart, instead I found something completely different to sit and contemplate about. #treasurescomeinmanyforms #walkingwithdinosaurs #findoftheday #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #preservationthrougheducation #takeonlypicturesleaveonlyfootprints #leavenotrace #archaeologistsdontdigfordinosaurs

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More climbing buttshots from the fall. Here’s kaylan holding the ropes for @danny.guestrin on the maiden voyage of ‘Step inside my Hyundai’ at Habitato Wall. Step to it with a fresh pack of gum, says Beck. It’s 5.squirmy so engage uprock bboy/bgirl skills. #finesse #wideclimbing #offwidth #indiancreek #bearsears #shitsfun #offwidtharmy

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A foggy day in Valley of the Gods, part of the original #bearsears #nationalmonument • • The original monument protected literally thousands of sacred sites and archaeological treasures and was the first national monument created wholly in the original interest of the Antiquities Act. • • My latest blog post mentions the BEARS Act, legislation from @deb4congressnm @reprubengallego to restore Bears Ears to its original size. • • #monumentsforall #publiclands #utah #visitutah #igsouthwest #nanpapix #alpenglowimages #landscapephotography #monochrome #blackandwhitephotography

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HOMELAND/DIRTY 30 collage & acrylic on canvas 24x48” #publiclands #contemporaryart #bearsears #barreoperahouse

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☀️One week left to apply for a spot on our 2019 Ambassador team! ☀️Want to dedicate your outdoor adventure to getting more girls outside this year? Join our a team of women biking, hiking, running, paddling, and more to expand outdoor opportunities for girls across the country. Deadline to apply is February 15th! Link to application the here: [goo.gl/forms/3b5V4LuOBb0A0Ixy1] and in bio.⠀ +⠀ PC: Ambassador @a_carruthless on her epic bikepacking and packrafting adventure from Durango to Bears Ears. Ashley raised $6K for @thecairnproject to get more young women outside! ⠀ +⠀ Read more about our ambassador program and adventure fundraisers at our website [cairnproject.org]. ⠀ +⠀ This expedition was made possible by our incredible expedition sponsors: @revelatedesigns @hyperlite_mountain_gear @backcountryexperience @diazsuspensiondesign @alpacka_raft @ron_kingcage @bedrocksandals @natures_oasis_durango⠀⠀ +⠀⠀ #backcountryexperience #hyperlitemountaingear #relevatedesigns #alpackaraft #diazsuspensiondesign #thecairnproject #getoutgiveback #bikepacking #packrafting #optoutside #womenwhoexplore #outdoorswomen #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #savebearsears #kingcage #bedrocksandals #naturesoasis #ThisisPackrafting #SheExplores #SheAdventures #WomenWhoPaddle #AlpackaRaft #AdventureDrivenFun #FreedomtoExplore #bikerafting

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This is not a crocodile! Phytosaurs resemble crocodiles, but they are not closely related. These extinct reptiles lived during the Late Triassic (237-201.3 million years ago) and predate modern crocodilians by over 100 million years! Instead of a nose at the tip of their snout and sprawling legs like a crocodile, #phytosaurs had their nose between their eyes and walked with their legs directly underneath their body. This skull and lower jaw were discovered in the Bears Ears National Monument region of southeastern #Utah. #FossilFriday

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Yesterday more than 100 Senators and Representatives - led by  @senatortomudall, @repdebhaaland, and @reprubengallego - introduced the  #ANTIQUITIESActOf2019! This bill reaffirms that presidents, whether Republican or Democrat, lack the authority to rescind or diminish national monuments. It also codifies the 52 existing national monuments established or expanded under the Antiquities Act since January 1996. In addition, it expands protections for the Bears Ears National Monument and designates new wilderness within Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, Rio Grande del Norte, and Gold Butte National Monuments, building upon the monument protections in these states. The bill would also create a $100 million fund to improvement the management and conservation of national monuments.Thank you cosponsors for standing with our national  #MonumentsForAll! 📷 credits: 1) BLM ( @mypubliclands) 2)  @timmydp 3) BLM 4) John Burns 5) BLM 6) BLM

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Repost from @bears.ears.prayer.run.alliance Please join us March 13-16 for a spring break youth gathering. This event is to further promote the culture of running that empowers youth to serve respectfully as stewards of our Mother Earth. We will relay a new direction each morning to remind us of the ancestors that live in these lands. At night, we will rest and nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits as we eat and listen to each other. This is not an occupation nor demonstration. Teamwork and humility required. Link in bio to donate and/or sign up for updates. #Hopi #Navajo #Zuni #Ute #Pueblo #bearsears #bearsearsishealing #bearsearsprayerrunalliance #7thgeneration #takeflight #bearsearsnationalmonument #protectthesacred

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Please join us March 13-16 for a spring break youth gathering. This event is to further promote the culture of running that empowers youth to serve respectfully as stewards of our Mother Earth. We will relay a new direction each morning to remind us of the ancestors that live in these lands. At night, we will rest and nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits as we eat and listen to each other. This is not an occupation nor demonstration. Teamwork and humility required. Link in bio to donate and/or sign up for updates. #Hopi #Navajo #Zuni #Ute #Pueblo #bearsears #bearsearsishealing #bearsearsprayerrunalliance #7thgeneration #takeflight #bearsearsnationalmonument #protectthesacred

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Desert life, @running_bum_ has mastered the art. Cooking bacon and cinnamon rolls out of the back of her Jeep on a cold pre-storm morning. Fueling a day of exploring canyons and discovering evidence of the ancient way of life that is so prolific in Bears Ears National Monument.

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Friday feels. Thinking back to our desert time at Thanksgiving. Love that place. #mythcycles #mythchimera #desert #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument

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