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MEMO to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

MEMO to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

  MEMO to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: An Invitation to Speak with us about Utah’s National Monuments A few days ago, President Trump made his displeasure with our national monument system and the legality of the Antiquities Act official -- calling for a review of national monument designations and issuing an Executive Order that threatens…
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Pronouncing “Escalante”: Chances Are, You’re Saying it Wrong

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Pronouncing “Escalante”: Chances Are, You’re Saying it Wrong

  The town Escalante probably has a dozen different pronunciations, and there is no agreement on what is correct. Sometimes, people clash over the "true" pronunciation. Some get fired up and even offended. I've quite nearly been yelled at over my pronunciation. But, however you pronounce it, chances are, you’re still saying it “wrong.” So, lets solve it…
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Hiking Devil’s Garden

Hiking Devil’s Garden

Devil’s Garden in Escalante  is a unique desert playground of hoodoos and arches (not to be confused with the other Devil’s Garden in Arches National Park, Moab). Carved by wind and water over the centuries, the formations stand out in a stark landscape of sand and heat. Devil’s garden is like a miniature Goblin Valley,…
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Hiking Zebra Canyon In Escalante, Utah

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Hiking Zebra Canyon In Escalante, Utah

  Photos and words by Dylan H. Brown Just outside of Escalante, only a short 5-mile drive down the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, tucked in the expansive sedimentary rock of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of the most stunning slot canyons around, Zebra Canyon. Although there is no trailhead marker, the parking lot and trail…
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