Posts filed under: Grand Staircase Escalante NM

Two years ago, I embarked on a journey of visiting and researching national monuments. Monuments are like the scrappy younger siblings of national parks. Parks have a well established management philosophy and are sexy and sleek and beloved. We are...
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Last Tuesday I woke up, made coffee, and sat on my couch scrolling through Google alerts about national monuments. One article I pulled up mentioned that public meetings were being held for the management plan of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante...
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We began our hike through Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in a dry, open riverbed. It was cold for spring, and snowflakes whirled around our heads. After half a mile the riverbed ended in a deep fissure in rock. This...
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