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Check out my IG story to see how high up the cliff face this dwelling is! —————————————— A hiker thinks twice before attempting to climb down old hand and foot holds carved into the near-vertical sandstone once used to access these Ancestral Pueblo living and storage structures in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah. The structures most likely date between 900-1300 CE. With a potential fall of a couple hundred feet this hiker chose not to enter the cave. If you encounter a site like this please DO NOT ENTER it, they can be easily damaged by visitation. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at @cedarmesafriends.

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We got out on the landscape today to celebrate all the much needed rain. Our four-legged pal, Roxie, helped us stay safe and #visitwithrespect .

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An ancient patio where Ancestral Puebloans lived 800+ years ago. Cedar Mesa, Southern Utah in what was briefly #BearsEarsNationalMonument. From an assignment for @natgeo covering the recent National Monument reductions of Bears Ears and #EscalanteGrandStaircase, Utah. If you ever find a site like this please #VisitWithRespect! @cedarmesafriends is a great resource for site etiquette. Never enter or lean on any ruins, leave all artifacts no matter how small, and never reveal specific location information!

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An ancient patio where Ancestral Puebloans lived 800+ years ago. Cedar Mesa, Southern Utah in what was briefly #BearsEarsNationalMonument. From an assignment for @natgeo covering the recent National Monument reductions of Bears Ears and #EscalanteGrandStaircase, Utah. If you ever find a site like this please #VisitWithRespect! @cedarmesafriends is a great resource for site etiquette. Never enter or lean on any ruins, leave all artifacts no matter how small, and never reveal specific location information. © Aaron Huey / #irimages

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Watch for the handprints on the ceiling! This is a virtual model (made up of thousands of photographs stitched together into a virtual object) of Ancestral Pueblo granaries on Cedar Mesa, in what was formerly #bearsearsnationalmonument in Utah. This looks like video but it’s actually #photogrammetry. This project to create scientifically accurate models for conservation and education was created with my partner @devlin_gandy and made possible by a grant from @insidenatgeo. These experiences can be shifted to provide ways for elders to visit Ancestral sites, for kids in urban areas to learn about other cultures and times through VR in the classroom, and the models themselves can be used by archaeologists around the world to study changes over time and to create accurate measurements virtually. We also hope to use these to educate the public about the importance of these cultural heritage sites without them having to visit in person when they are either too sensitive or too remote to access. Important note: we did not enter these structures, we used small cameras with lights on poles to create the images that were stitched to firm the interiors. Never enter a structure like these if you happen upon them! For more about Bears Ears checkout my current cover story in @natgeo magazine! And for more info about site etiquette and how to #VisitWithRespect visit @cedarmesafriends.

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This *dirty* photo is to make you *proud* Mom @sjogrencynthia 😜: Wading through final manuscript edits got me like...well, let's just say writing a book and traveling through canyons are both slow moving, difficult and beautiful. Reading through the pages immediately takes me back to Bears Ears with renewed urgency and vigor, especially with Trump's announcement this week. What should we do if he decides to shrink the Monument? It's complex and I think about this daily. But, I do know if we are willing to crawl through the muck of the desert, we THE PEOPLE (and our public lands, history & legacy) certainly can't be bogged by his mire! The strength of Bears Ears flows deep. #defendbearsears #goneguidebooking #visitwithrespect #runfreegetdirty

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The splitters will be there. Let ‘em dry. Take a walk. Perhaps you’ll find something neat along the way.... . . . . #bearsearsnationalmonument #visitwithrespect #takeonlypictures #desertnoodling #treadlightly #desert #splitters #hartsdraw #itslikeanotherindiancreekbackthere #WhyILoveBearsEars

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QUESTION: What do YOU want to learn about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument???? Ask away thoughtfully in the comments here and it might get covered in the content, other write ups or on this strange insta-landscape. ✨ #grandstaircaseescalante #goneguidebooking #geographyofhope

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Wendy In Wonderland #icemermaid @wendinwonderland, its been a treat to see your smile under ice #frozenbeautiful #curiousity #embracinglife #icecold #wimhofmethod #päijänneontherocks #icediving #onebreath #skinnydip

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Great Spring Break trip to Arches, Canyonlands, and Bears Ears National Monument! Hell yeah, Utah! #visitwithrespect #nationalparks

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Now more than ever, we need to be aware of how we are treating the land around us. Please take the time to watch the award-winning video, “Visit with Respect”. This short film shows how Pueblo people feel about visiting archaeological sites. It was shot at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Acoma Pueblo in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management. See the full video in our bio #visitwithrespect #crowcanyonarchaeologicalcenter

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“There is as yet, no sense of pride in the husbandry of wild plants and animals, no sense of shame in the proprietorship of a sick landscape.” - Aldo Leopoldo Attending the Friends of Cedar Mesa Visit with Respect ambassador training this weekend was a hopeful event- a diverse group of people attending united by a common thread of love for this incredible place and a desire to promote stewardship of the land and the many delicate cultural resources on it. Thank you @cedarmesafriends for all the work you are doing to promote education around this resource. #visitwithrespect #bearsears #friendsofcedarmesa #wowutah (Note: pic 2 is from Moab, not Bears Ears)

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Visiting old friends. It's a rare occurrence anymore to have this canyon to myself but I got lucky this time. Some of my favorite sites that are becoming sacraficed to Bears Ears. I notice more and more vandalism each time. How much are we willing to sacrifice in the name of protection? Time will tell. #visitwithrespect #leavenotrace #takeonlypicturesleaveonlyfootprints #preservationthrougheducation #educateyourself #dontbeadick

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A time & place where “monday” probably didn’t mean anything...☺️ . #anasazi #ruins #cedarmesa #cliffdwellers #ohheymonday #visitwithrespect #standwithbearsears

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Under ice excursion with Jonno and Ant @freediveguy @jonathangarrath in lake Sonnanen at #päijänneontherocks #onebreath #icediving #frozen #underwaterlandscape #mermen

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High-caliber is a term you hear applied to two things, mostly: rifles and western women. This week I was lucky to spend the Equinox with two of the latter ilk. Time of substance with these fine women who understand, value, and study the Wild West in ways that you & I can barely fathom. Heidi and Kristen Redd, longtime inhabitants of the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, are straight shooters. Forward thinkers. Humans in harmony with the land here, & appreciators of its many stories. . . . . #wildwildwest #ladypower #humansofindiancreek #womeninspiringwomen #intergenerational #sistersinspirit #visitwithrespect #indiancreek

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Finally made it up to Natural Bridges National Monument😍 #nationalmonument #naturalbridges #visitwithrespect

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Happy Spring Equinox from many millennia ago! . Between 4,000 and 7,000 years ago, an artist and astronomer of the Desert Archaic culture painted two heroic-sized figures on this wall of sandstone. With impeccable precision, they aligned the larger anthropomorph so that, at exactly 11am on the Vernal Equinox, a dramatic shadow would fall across its face. . For a few bright minutes, the figure speaks a wedge of light. . Perhaps later, the edge of the cliff above was altered so that at sunrise on the equinox, a parabola of shadow gently cups the smaller figure's head, too. Regardless of audience, over all those intervening years, each Equinox the shadows keep their steady time, a clock in stone and pigment. In those illuminated moments, time and space grow thin. It's easy to feel deep appreciation and awe for the people who first loved and lived in this land. . In the Wiki describing this phenomenon (known as archaeoastronomy,) the famous Chacoan Fajada Butte Sun Dagger is cited as the sole North American example. The article goes on to say, "If no ethnographic nor historical data are found which can support this assertion, then acceptance of (advanced archaeoastronomy practiced by indigenous peoples) relies upon whether or not there are enough petroglyph sites in North America that such a correlation could occur by chance. It is helpful when petroglyphs are associated with existing peoples, which allows ethnoastronomers to question informants as to the meaning of such symbols.” . It doesn't take a genius to see the obvious erasure of indigenous science. The Desert Archaic culture is just one of many advanced ancient Southwestern cultures that went on to become the Pueblo nations of today. YES this rock art is associated with existing peoples! I acknowledge the immense wisdom of those to whom this land, this art, this science belongs: Puebloan and Ute peoples. . . . . #publiclandisnativeland #livinghistory #livingmuseum #wildwildwest #visitwithrespect #takeonlypictures #treadlightly #archaeology #archaeoastronomy

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Slaked by the desert, drowned in wonder.

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[Bears Ears post 3] These carvings have stood up to several thousand years of weathering, and their stories remain for native peoples today to still connect with their ancestors. Sadly, however, with these bullet holes, it seems they’re not quite as well suited to stand up to a couple hundred years of people with guns looking for a senseless target for target practice.

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[Bears Ears post 2] Seeing the individual strike marks needed to make one of these petroglpyhs immediately makes me wonder about the effort it took to write down one of these stories in stone. It also calls to question how much more selective one would be with the stories they choose to tell and pass on, and how different storytelling is in 2019. What will anthropologists think several thousand years from now when they try and determine what was important to our culture. Will they be amazed at how much we cared about avocado toast, the Kardashians, or something else entirely irrelevant to the world?

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#Aloha again, #ʻohana. I'm back with more #tourism talk. #Yesterday I talked a bit about how those beautiful images of #Hawaii are often doctored. Most of the time it is selective editing and #shooting, or being patient until people have left an area. Other times it is composites or elements edited out. #Today is more about the #ecological impact of so many people. While there are plenty of differences between the #ColoradoPlateau and the #tropical #islands of Hawaiʻi, they share a fragility of place. While the plants in the #forest may seem to grow riotous, their diversity is a result of numerous #microenvironments, meaning that people walking off #trail can have disastrous consequences. Additionally, #sunscreen, #bugspray, and even the #human body's natural oils can contaminate waterways and #trash is both unsightly as well as dangerous to local #wildlife. In short, it is important to consider the impacts of both visiting these highly-photographed places as well as your role as an #influencer on #socialmedia when posting those photos. #leavenotrace #lethawaiihappen #gohawaii #sharealoha #visitwithrespect Ke kau nei i nā kiʻi ma ka pūnaewele, ponoʻoe e noʻonoʻo e pili ana i nā hopena o nā poʻe e kipa ana, a me kou hopena kūlohelohe i ka'āina. Ke waiho nei au i nā pōkole pōkole o kaʻu mau'ōlelo ma ka'ōlelo Hawaiʻiʻaʻoleʻo wau he kanaka'ōiwi akā no ka makemake wau e mahalo i ka poʻe nāna i kapa i kēia wahi i ka home a ua kāhea aku wau i ka hale no nā haneli haneli ma mua o ka hikiʻana o kekahi poʻe keʻokeʻo ma kahakai.

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[Bears Ears post 1] This petroglyph panel was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. The 100 yard-long rock wall contains carvings from the earliest known inhabitants of the Four Corners area dating back several thousand years. I can’t help but think of it as the town library and was entirely in awe at the amount of information contained in this rock.

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The UnderwaterIcePortal. This morning gentle snow was falling on the icecubes we have been digging out the last days to create access to the underwaterworld. At #päijänneontherocks #icediving #icecold #icecubes #icelandscape #snowmagic #wildmagic #freediving #watersoul @samoetiker @morgandiassimao @amber_oceans_and_life @freedive_kraken @tolgafreediver @freediveguy @johnnydeep110

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The Bears Ears the Monument was named after. #standwithbearsears #visitwithrespect. #daytimemoon

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#Aloha #ʻohana, hope your #weekend was excellent. This week I'm going to be sharing more #Hawaii posts (shocking, I know) but with more of a theme, and a theme I know well from here on the #ColoradoPlateau; industrial tourism and its increasing impacts with #socialmedia. If you follow the #sharealoha or #gohawaii hashtags you already know there are tons of gorgeous views across the #islands. What you may not know is that some of those pics are doctored. Some are not, but are actually #illegal ( #haikustairs being closed, several people dying every year as an example). Many are staged or shot in a way to make you think you're #alone and you have a #remote #jungle #waterfall all to yourself. Don't go to Hawaii (or southern #Utah) and expect to see no one else. That gorgeous pic you saw was probably seen by thousands of other folks who also want to visit. Tomorrow I'll going to dive deeper into what some of those #impacts of #visitation are. #visitwithrespect #tourism #travel

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My PSA (public service announcement) for the day. DON'T BE THIS GUY!!!! Don't car camp in the middle of a dirt road. No one could get down this road last evening or this morning. Sorry, I know IG is for only beautiful pictures but with these beautiful pictures, they bring more and MORE people out to the places we love. ♡Visit with respect. Respect for the land, respect for the animals and respect for your fellow travelers. Thank you! #dontbethisguy #notthewaytocamp #campwithrespect #visitwithrespect #protectbearsears #saveourpubliclands

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We are checking the quality of ice at #päijänneontherocks 📷 by @morgandiassimao #icediving #onebreath #wildmagic #blueworld #underice #polosub

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That magic of Päijanne. From last years underwaterdiving with @miguel_apnea. Today we head back under to test equipment, temperature and mental state of icebeing in the lake on #onebreath #underice at #päijanneontherocks #wildmagic #icediving #icecold

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Amazing view of Monument Valley at sunset. #ohutah #monumentvalley #thatsunset

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Amazing sunset last night with a view of Monument Valley😍 #ohutah #monumentvalley #thatlighttho

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Toward the cold. Into the winterlakes of Finland. Again. Looking forward to the ice, the breathhold - and to see friends and sources of inspiration @morgandiassimao @samoetiker @amber_oceans_and_life @elinamanninen @johannanordblad @sallahakanpaa @freedive_kraken and the rest of the crazy undericebunch #freediving at #päijanneontherocks #winterwonder #onebreath #icemagic #waterlust

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Toward the cold. Into the winterlakes of Finland. Again. Looking forward to the ice, the breathhold - and to see friends and sources of inspiration @morgandiassimao @samoetiker @amber_oceans_and_life @elinamanninen @johannanordblad @sallahakanpaa @freedive_kraken and the rest of the crazy undericebunch #freediving at #päijanneontherocks #winterwonder #onebreath #icemagic #waterlust

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A handful of tales from my weekend and, as always, a deep bow to the original peoples to whom this land belongs. . . . #takeonlypictures #leavenotrace #visitwithrespect #utah #deephistory #desertlove #desertnoodling

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Water is considered sacred by Indigenous peoples as it is necessary for all living things on earth. Water protectors continue to play an active and increasingly visible role in subsequent actions intended to protect, honor, and make visible the importance of water. Their actions are considered a duty to honor ancestors, to current peoples, and future generations. There are strong connections between the water protection movement and the land protector movement and Indigenous environmental activism. Water protectors resist activities that harm water, especially across traditional territories. . . Day 15: Water; #magickmarchphotochallenge hosted by @witchofthewyrd

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After the Mesa Verde and Chacoan regions were abandoned by the late 1200s, many of those people moved south to places along the Rio Grande River. Throughout the 1300s, they built large pueblos with room numbers in the thousands and cliff dwellings three to four stories tall, many of which had rooms carved directly out of the volcanic pumice layer exposed in the canyons. As paths and routes became established, over time they slowly carved their way into the pumice layer and at places like Bandelier National Monument and Puye Cliff Dwellings, you can still walk these ancient paths. Here's a small example. #bandeliernationalmonument #tsankawi #newmexico #jemez #newmexicoarchaeology #archaeology #archaeologyiscool #thosewhocamebefore #ancestralpuebloan #visitwithrespect #takeonlypicturesleaveonlyfootprints #leavenotrace #walkingintheirfootsteps #losalamos

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Saigon Central Mosque 🕌 I like the color❤︎ #mosque #saigoncentralmosque #greenmosque #hochiminhmosque #visitwithrespect #hochiminhlife #saigon #saigonlife #instagood #instaoftheday #tabijo #instacute #saigongram #ホーチミン #ホーチミン在住 #サイゴンセントラルモスク #緑色 #モスク

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Project by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON! This is a small sample clip of a 360 experience we built as part of my current cover story in @adventure_explored_ magazine (Nov). You are looking at a perfectly preserved Kiva, or underground ceremony room, in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, with storytelling by @marlon.magdalena from Jemez Pueblo. While this looks like a video, the world you move through is actually a virtual model that takes you into the various rooms of the 800-1000 year old Ancestral Pueblo site. This model (and many others) will be shared with Pueblo communities across the South West. We're especially hoping to share it with school children and elders who might not be capable of making the journey to their ancestral homelands. To learn more about how to experience the full interactive version of this and other sites follow @argonautphoto. My partner in this project was @devlin_gandy and we were able to make this experience thanks to funding from @InsideNatGeo, National Geographic magazine, and @adventure_explored_ and the final 360 video with the help of @max.salomon! Special thanks to our field producer and cultural advisor Kevin Madalena ( @jemezscientist_occamschainsaw), @protectbearsears, and @cedarmesafriends! (Important note from the BLM: While this includes a digital simulation of a fire, building fires within cultural resource sites on public lands is illegal and can damage the integrity of the site). #VisitWithRespect #photogrammetry #adventureisoutthere #adventurelife #wildcamp #vacation

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Went on a very snowy icy hike the other day, worth it. #southernutah #visitwithrespect #chasinglight

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Just wrapped up an incredible week of learning and volunteering with @cedarmesafriends at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah! So grateful to all these folks for making this trip so incredible, and especially to Friends of Cedar Mesa for hosting us and teaching us so much about why these lands need protecting and how to treat them with respect. #visitwithrespect #parkoftheweekorso #BearsEars #standwithbearsears

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We found this little Ancestral Puebloan granary the previous evening while hiking near our campsite, but the skies were heavily overcast. The following day, the late afternoon light started showing great promise, so we walked back out to this little point and beautiful golden light washed over everything. ☀️☀️☀️⛺️⛺️⛺️ . . . . . #visitwithrespect #takeonlypicturesleaveonlyfootprints #utah #werutah #utahisrad #westbysouthwest #goldenhour #hikingutah

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The mighty River that flows through town. Visited upstream from where she receives the ochre water of her two tributary creeks. Rendered nearly invisible by ice and snow. . Here I found a tiny window to watch and listen to the water flowing beneath. Now only a few inches wide, this flow will be 20 feet across come Summer!

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The clouds here are unreal😍 #southernutah #desertview #visitwithrespect #thatskytho

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One last day at the fabulous Bears Ears Education Center in Bluff, Utah with @cedarmesafriends. Bears Ears is the first national monument ever created at the request of a coalition of Native American tribes. This is unquestionably one of the most extensive archaeological areas on Earth. It was also illegally attacked by Trump. He slashed the monument by 85%, including removing protection from the oldest rock wall art in North America, which I was privileged to see today (not pictured, as it was too faint, but near the 5th photo. This stretch of wall alone has hundreds of art panels stretching thousands of years, even right next to each other, as in photo #5). Losing this international treasure would be a travesty. Friends of Cedar Mesa is doing amazing work fighting the rollbacks for all of us and educating visitors to #visitwithrespect. If you're in #bluffutah, stop by the center. If you're not, visit their page to learn about our country's amazing heritage! +Last couple photos from the drive back to Mesa and the back side of #arches to fly away home... ) Whole place is damn magical #utahtravel #utah #archeology #rockart #pueblo #navajo #ute #hopi #antiquity #bearsears #4corners

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Yeah, it's super ugly here. Spending a couple days in Bluff, UT, learning about the vital work of @cedarmesafriends to protect the cultural and ecological treasure that is Bears Ears. Give them a follow and learn more about my new favorite landscape. #visitwithrespect #utah #bearsearsnationalmonument #cedarmesa #navajo #ute #pueblo #hopi

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Loving Utah! The Celebrate Cedar Mesa event was amazing. Spending days volunteering at the Bears Ears Education Center. Kevin brought back this beauty from his day spent volunteering out on a trail yesterday 😍 #utah #visitwithrespect #exploremore

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Had a good weekend and met some cool folks even if the hiking options got rained out. Did manage to stop at this big rock wall You can see from the road. Couldn’t tell if there was a dwelling up there at one point but the wall is a big fat one and there is some pottery on the peninsula that it blocks off. Thanks for @cedarmesafriends for hosting another thoughtful event. Now it’s time to head south for my dental appointment etc tomorrow. Lots of driving this weekend! #visitwithrespect #bearsears #hiking #utah

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Found this bungee cord tag right next to the river. PSA: to Winter Sports Enthusiasts, when you go to the mountains to recreate, please leave your surroundings better than you found them. Do not litter or pollute our Sacred Waterways.

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Lots of snow still all over this area of Utah. #marchithink #utahweather #CedarMesa #visitwithrespect

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Canyon Country 😍 excited for the Celebrate Cedar Mesa event here in Bluff this weekend. If you're in the area check it out! #celebratecedarmesa #visitwithrespect #utah

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First day exploring the area with Friends of Cedar Mesa❤ #bearsears #visitwithrespect #exploremore

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I love the Grand Canyon as much as others. When I was 13 years old I met the beauty for the first time. Let us not forget this is not only a "playground" but a sacred place for many Natives. Eleven tribes consider the Grand Canyon part of their cultural and spiritual traditions, including Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Paiute. * It's not just a tourist destination, but a spiritual place. Please respect those that came before us and continue to live there. Let us not forget the history BEFORE and BEYOND the 100 years. * * * * #grandcanyon #grandcanyon100 @grandcanyonnps #visitwithrespect #leavenotrace #protectandrespect #respectandprotect #protectwhatyoulove #optoutside #history #natives #indigenous #culture #findyourpark #grandcanyonnationalpark #arizona #hiking #backpacking #keepthegrandwild @grandcanyontrust #canyoncountry #getoutside @keepnaturewild @leavenotrace @grand_canyon_conservancy

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Our home for the next month😍 Volunteering the month of March with Friends of Cedar Mesa at the Bears Ears Education Center. Excited to share our next adventure in Utah! #bluffUtah #CedarMesa #bearsears

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An offering of windfall willow twigs for the creek. 2nd daily waterway visit and creek crossing.

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Icy creek crossings. First daily waterway visit after the snowstorm.

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My picture from underwater Sipadan has won a first price in Picture of the Year International, Science and Natural History category. I am so proud that the jugdes chose this picture showing what nature can do when we let it. Sipadan is a tiny oceanic island and is a marine protected area. UNTOUCHED: SCHOOL OF JACK FISH #poy #PictureOfTheYear #underwaterphotographer #protected #schoolofjackfish #sipadan

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My picture from underwater Sipadan has won a first price in Picture of the Year International, Science and Natural History category. I am so proud that the jugdes chose this picture showing what nature can do when we let it. Sipadan is a tiny oceanic island and is a marine protected area. UNTOUCHED: SCHOOL OF JACK FISH #poy #pictureoftheyear #underwaterphotographer #wildnature #protected #schoolofjackfish

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Uno dei principali problemi che ho con #mt2019 è la paura dell'arrivo del turismo più becero. Il turismo brutto, quello dei ponti e delle domeniche estive, il turismo dei mostri che chiedono gli sconti da 50cent sulle calamite da 2€, delle carovane infinite di gente che maledicono i bar perché "hanno un solo bagno", il turista che sporca e non ha rispetto ma poi si lamenta della città sporca, che usa grotte e #chieserupestri nel #parcodellamurgiamaterana come gabinetti, che pretende di arrivare ovunque col pullman gran turismo o di piazzare le macchine sotto la cattedrale, quello che si lamenta perché "qui si paga tutto", dando per scontato che la gente dovrebbe lavorare gratis per lui. Insomma, primati che meriterebbero di essere buttati giù in #gravinadimatera se questa non avesse già i suoi problemi, come la fogna che ci scorre sul fondo. Bene, è solo febbraio lo so, ma posso tranquillizzare chiunque ami #matera : per ora questa calata dei barbari non c'è stata. Anzi, con mia grande sorpresa noto che i turisti che mi sono capitati nel 2019 AD OGGI sono persone curiose, stimolati, interessanti e interessate, che rendono il mio lavoro leggero e la mia fiducia nell'umanità maggiore. Vi vorrei ringraziare uno ad uno, e se non fossi pigro lo dovrei fare anche in inglese. Grazie a persone come voi la battaglia per preservare questo posto dal "rischio Alberobello" ha ancora un senso. Ho ancora voglia, nonostante tutto, di combatterla. #capitaleeuropeadellacultura2019 #ecoc2019 #turismodimassa #resistenza #theresistence #basilicata #lucania #italy #southitaly #italia #sud #trekking #hiking #nature #winter #visitwithrespect #leavenotrace #materaexperience

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It is important to remember that when people are posting about #Hawaii as a #beach #vacation #paradise, that these places are the #ancestral home of #native Hawaiians who have loved on the islands for hundreds of years before they were "discovered" by the Western world. #RockArt ( #kiʻipōhaku) left on #volcanic rocks provides evidence that supports #oralhistory. These fragile sites are at rush from development and accidental damage as more people #gohawaii for their vacations. Our #leisure time can actively endanger their #heritage unless we are mindful and careful. #nativeawareness #nativehawaii #sharealoha #visitwithrespect

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Who are we (magicians?) to ever think we can truly *leave no trace*. The fragments and remains of living remind us to wisely choose our legacy. Should we leave footprints and art, or strip mines and disease? Both stamp and infect. One gives, one takes. The choice that is left becomes the earth 🌎we walk. Well done @flagmountainfilm for bringing together such a powerful panel of artists and activists discussing the effects of Uranium mining. #cleanupthemines #publiclands #protectwhatyoulove #visitwithrespect

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The Fremont sure had a way with rockart. What appear to be several "practice" lizards surround this guy until they got it just right. A prehistoric masterpiece. #lizard #petroglyphs #rockart #cubcreek #dinosaurnationalmonument #fremont #fremontrockart #utah #prehistoric #prehistoricart #prehistoricmasterpiece #visitwithrespect #takeonlypicturesleaveonlyfootprints #leavenotrace #thosewhocamebefore #earthandsky #motherearth #fathersky

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BAH! the AUTHOR , Morgan sjogren aka @running_bum_ author of the #bearsears national monument guide book, is TOUCHING THE RUIN ! protect and respect ! do not TOUCH RUINS thank you #NoMonument #utah #bearsearsnationalmonument #backtoutah #optoutside @rei @cedarmesafriends @flagmountainfilm @grand_canyon_conservancy @grandcanyontrust

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“Love Life” valentine for the Landcestors, Life in all Its forms: Animal, Vegetal, Fungal, Bacterial, and Mineral. And for the Land I live upon and Its ancestral people, the Ute. For the Lands I have lived upon in the past, the homeland of the Kumeyaay, Tongva, Chinook, Cow Creek Umpqua, Guaycura, and Pericú people.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The surrounding mountains got 51 inches of snow in the last week. Be careful out there in the back country folks, avalanche danger is real!

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The Milky Way wheels over the winter Utah sky. There are 179 small human like figures in this San Juan County rock art panel. There are also two deer represented in unusually realistic style. The panel marks a shift in the lives of Pre-columbian Puebloan communities when individual ceremonies gave way to group events. There is tremendous history recorded in Americas public lands. The panel is thought to be circa 1300 BCE. #visitwithrespect

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One more from the weekend in Utah - quick pan of the Procession Panel #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #petroglyphs #visitwithrespect

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#Repost @natgeo ( @get_repost) ・・・ Photogrammetry by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON “The petroglyphs and pictographs are like a library to the Pueblo community. Just like if you go to a library to get a book, you learn about history, it’s constant learning from our ancestors,” says Octavius Seowtewa, Zuni medicine man. This panel in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, goes by many names and contains hundreds of symbols from birds to spiritual beings, a snake or water, ways of counting, objects and tools used in daily life, and more. Part of an @InsideNatGeo project with @devlin_gandy. This is not a video; it’s a tour through a massive digital model created from thousands of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry. Through working with Native American elders, communities, and organizations, we hope to educate the public on the strong connection these places still have for native communities while also easing the desire to visit these locations in person through digital access and education. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at the nonprofit @CedarMesaFriends, and follow @argonautphoto for more #photogrammetry and his images from #BearsEars and our #PublicLands.

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Photogrammetry by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON “The petroglyphs and pictographs are like a library to the Pueblo community. Just like if you go to a library to get a book, you learn about history, it’s constant learning from our ancestors,” says Octavius Seowtewa, Zuni medicine man. This panel in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, goes by many names and contains hundreds of symbols from birds to spiritual beings, a snake or water, ways of counting, objects and tools used in daily life, and more. Part of an @InsideNatGeo project with @devlin_gandy. This is not a video; it’s a tour through a massive digital model created from thousands of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry. Through working with Native American elders, communities, and organizations, we hope to educate the public on the strong connection these places still have for native communities while also easing the desire to visit these locations in person through digital access and education. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at the nonprofit @CedarMesaFriends, and follow @argonautphoto for more #photogrammetry and his images from #BearsEars and our #PublicLands.

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#Repost @natgeo ・・・ Photogrammetry by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON “The petroglyphs and pictographs are like a library to the Pueblo community. Just like if you go to a library to get a book, you learn about history, it’s constant learning from our ancestors,” says Octavius Seowtewa, Zuni medicine man. This panel in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, goes by many names and contains hundreds of symbols from birds to spiritual beings, a snake or water, ways of counting, objects and tools used in daily life, and more. Part of an @InsideNatGeo project with @devlin_gandy. This is not a video; it’s a tour through a massive digital model created from thousands of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry. Through working with Native American elders, communities, and organizations, we hope to educate the public on the strong connection these places still have for native communities while also easing the desire to visit these locations in person through digital access and education. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at the nonprofit @CedarMesaFriends, and follow @argonautphoto for more #photogrammetry and his images from #BearsEars and our #PublicLands.

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💖 Posted @withrepost@natgeo Photogrammetry by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON “The petroglyphs and pictographs are like a library to the Pueblo community. Just like if you go to a library to get a book, you learn about history, it’s constant learning from our ancestors,” says Octavius Seowtewa, Zuni medicine man. This panel in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, goes by many names and contains hundreds of symbols from birds to spiritual beings, a snake or water, ways of counting, objects and tools used in daily life, and more. Part of an @InsideNatGeo project with @devlin_gandy. This is not a video; it’s a tour through a massive digital model created from thousands of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry. Through working with Native American elders, communities, and organizations, we hope to educate the public on the strong connection these places still have for native communities while also easing the desire to visit these locations in person through digital access and education. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at the nonprofit @CedarMesaFriends, and follow @argonautphoto for more #photogrammetry and his images from #BearsEars and our #PublicLands.

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Photogrammetry by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | SOUND ON “The petroglyphs and pictographs are like a library to the Pueblo community. Just like if you go to a library to get a book, you learn about history, it’s constant learning from our ancestors,” says Octavius Seowtewa, Zuni medicine man. This panel in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah, goes by many names and contains hundreds of symbols from birds to spiritual beings, a snake or water, ways of counting, objects and tools used in daily life, and more. Part of an @InsideNatGeo project with @devlin_gandy. This is not a video; it’s a tour through a massive digital model created from thousands of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry. Through working with Native American elders, communities, and organizations, we hope to educate the public on the strong connection these places still have for native communities while also easing the desire to visit these locations in person through digital access and education. Learn more about how to #VisitWithRespect at the nonprofit @CedarMesaFriends, and follow @argonautphoto for more #photogrammetry and his images from #BearsEars and our #PublicLands.

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Flashback- two months ago I got to spend a few days volunteering with @cedarmesafriends on an archaeological recording project in #bearsearsnationalmonument . As you well know, the monument is under attack and this project recording some of the incredible archaeological resources that are no longer protected under the reduced borders of the monument will provide data included in the lawsuit the 5 tribes are filing to demand continued protection of this sacred land. Regarding the pottery shards and stone shavings: best practices require that any archaeological items found on site must remain where they are. Take a picture and leave the rest! #protectourpubliclands #firstnations #sacredground #protectbearsears #visitwithrespect #friendsofcedarmesa

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