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Wow I wish I could post all the pictures I took today so I could share with you all. Instead I just chose 9 of my favorite. #BearsEars
Do you live in the Albuquerque area? Do you vote? Well Deb Haaland is running for Congress in NM. She is a member of the Laguna Pueblo Native Nation. She is the FIRST ever Native woman to run for Congress. As many of you may know, Native women are the most underrepresented, marginalized minority in the nation. Let’s be on the awesome side of history and vote for #debhaaland #debhaalandforcongress #debhaalandforcongressnm @nativewomenswilderness @nativesoutdoors @natgeo #bearsears
Sunset no filter. Swipe for more. #bearsears
Bears Ears.. what a beautiful place for a wedding. Awesome weekend. Congrats Brian and Kate!
Rappel in, mandatory swim out! @sconedog16 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #canyoncountry #bearsearsnationalmonument #bearsears #slotcanyon #wetsuitweather #utah
Utah Diné Bikéyah’s @alastairbitsoi and Angelo Baca providing media and cultural sensitivity training to staff at @patagonia headquarters today! @patagonia #bearsears #bearsearsheals #honortribes #standwithbearsears 🐻👂🏽
Day 5. This was our first day in Moab and we headed straight for Arches National Park to do a morning hike. We decided on hiking the 1.5 mile Devils Garden trail to view the Landscape Arch. This is the largest arch in the world spanning 290 feet. It’s amazingly thin as much of the mass has broken off. On the way to this impressive structure we also were able to view the Pine tree and Tunnel Arches. After a morning at Arches we decided to have some gas powered fun. Being from the Georgia mountains I had always heard of “4-wheelin” and “mountain biking” in Moab. Meg and I decided to go on a tour with the Moab Tourism Center where they took us on the Hells Revenge trail. We drove a UTV through an obstacle course of steep inclines/declines, desert sand, large mud puddles, and large ruts. It was fun watching Megan freak out while she was navigating the route (video included😀). We ended the day with a hot pizza at Antica Forma. Their pistachio pizza took bronze at a world pizza competition hosted by Associazione Pizzaioli Napoletani in NYC. All I can say is that it’s a must try in Moab. BurningVan @MegAbles #BigCottonwood #ZionNationalPark #BryceCanyon #ArchesNationalPark #GrandStaircase #CapitolReefNationalPark #Escalante #NationalParks #NationalMonument #Utah #Moab #VanLife #DirtBag #RockClimbing #crag #adventure #bomber #Petroglyphs #BigHornedSheep #MuleDeer #KeepPublicLandPublic #MonumentsForAll #Patagonia #LiveSimply #bearsears
Gettin' splitty 🤗 . . First shot on The Ooze 5.10- second on Hand Solo 5.9 📸@thecodybradford . . #indiancreek #splitter #bearsears #tradisrad #getoutside #sheexplores #womenontheroad #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #womenwhoclimb
The AAC Moab Craggin’ Classic is coming up fast; I am 🛋 🤴 ready to go to the desert... October 26-28; I’ll be there with a slideshow (as will Steve “Crusher” Bartlett🤟) Friday night highlighting some of Indian Creek’s best boulders. Saturday, we head over to the iconic Big Bend blocks to decode a whoopin’: “if you can climb at Big Bend, den Font should be no problem for you” -Klem Loskot. @eric_odenthal snap of Scoopula, a finicky, condition-dependent v10orsomething at BB. See y’all soon... 🏜 #moab #climbing #cragginclassic #bouldering #desert #publicland #bearsears #rockclimbing #southwest #aac #leavenotrace #americanalpineclub #skills
I always end up thinking of Ed Abbey when I go to the desert. His conviction that “better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion,” hits home in this wild time we’re living in. The cruel truth of the day is this: November 6th is Election Day; get your ass out there and vote or democracy fails. . . “Ah yes, a head full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.” Abbey
Jenna enjoying the golden hour as the sun sets behind North Six Shooter. I love the trips where you aren’t really sure if you or your dog had a better time. The climbing is good but the camping is world class 🌵🌎🌵🌎🌵@madrockclimbing #utahisrad #indiancreek #bearsears #protectbearsears #northsixshooter #sunset #skyporn #goldenhour #camping #jenna #sausage #beagle #climbsoftsprayhard #taketaketake #5 .9+
This will never get old. Another amazing day in one of my favorite places with @climbwritekalman @karl.kelley @tiogathedog. 🏜🏜🧡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#nobaddays #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #protectbearsears
Forty years ago the US Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so Native Americans could practice their faith freely and so their sacred sites could be protected. Today, their religious practices are threatened all over again by the Trump Administration, who reduced the Bears Ears National Monument by over 1 million acres. LINK IN BIO ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️ #nativeamerican , #freedom , #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument , #sacred , #religion , #landbasedreligions , #environment , #socialjustice , #trump , #trumpadministration
I still can't figure out why they call this ruin House On Fire... #kidding #bearsears #bearsearsnationalmonument #hikeutah #hike #optoutside 🌲 #optoutside #getoutside #houseonfire #mulecanyon
A real butte. Valley of the Gods. Formerly part of Bears Ears National Monument. #bearsears #utah #nationaltreasure
Comb Ridge, UT. #bearsears #cedarmesa #bigrocks
My friend @climbwritekalman on the onsight of an awesome neglected classic at the Cat Wall called Cattle Call. Awesome send Chris! Not only is Chris a great climber, he is an amazing author. He is one of the authors for the new Index WA. Guide book. He also penned a great fictional book called As above, so below. Check it out. A great read! #creekfreak #asabovesobelow #indiancreek #Bearsears #worksucks
Stay warm out there Colorado Plateau ! - - #firecreekcoffee #bearsears #adventure #southwestsunset #banquettebeer
Wow, I did not expect to see this today! I also did not expect to see so many bucks this morning. I was floored when I saw 3 Golden eagles flying above us. #BearsEars
The man, the myth, the legend... @karl.kelley in his happy place, #indiancreek . Or should I call it #bearsears since it is an official part of the monument, even after Zinke’s shrinkage (aka #zinkage )? Either way, it’s beautiful. And so is Karl! Not only has he recently published a FANTASTIC new climbing guidebook to the area with @sharpendpublishing (link to purchase in my bio), he also donated 100% of his share of profits from the book to @accessfund ! What a guy! The new book is roughly twice as big as the old one. And is damn helpful in finding and racking for climbs. Tremendous job Karl! Proud to call you friend.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, join us for a lecture on Bears Ears Monument: A Case Study if Native Cultural Management Practices, featuring Pat Gonzales-Rogers, J.D. Pat is the Executive Director for the Bears Ears Monument where he supervises staff and the direction of tribal land management plans. This free event is open to the public and there will be food served. #nascc #Indigenousnationsstudies #psu #bearsears #portland #pdx
Day 4, Part 2 We stopped at an antique shop and met a beautiful person named Nancy. As we were headed out the door of her shop Nancy gave us a handful of delicious fresh prunes and told us to make sure we take highway 12 when leaving Bryce Canyon to go to Moab. This would turn out to be one of the the best decisions we made on our trip. This was by far the most amazing drive we have ever done and one of the highlights of the trip. I’ve never seen so many different landscapes in one sitting. One of the major highlights of the trip happened while passing through Escalante in the Grand Staircase area. To some a cornfield in Iowa may be heaven but that’s because they’ve yet to experience this place. It was pure joy to experience Grand Staircase (especially with Meg) however with the joy came heartbreak. To see this amazing area and know that almost 700,000 acres will be dissolved and possibly destroyed as public land at the hands of our government for temporary capitalistic gain is unimaginable. I truly hope that Americans will come to see how critical it is to preserve our public lands before they get destroyed and polluted by large industry. Our lands, water, and air are some of the greatest assets we have in the USA and we cannot take these for granted. Back to highway 12...So I will seriously say that the extra 1 Hour drive to follow this route is absolutely worth it. I uploaded a pic showing the highway 12 route we took from Bryce canyon to Moab (just in case anyone wants to drive the route). On the way through to Moab we drove through Capital Reef National Park. We spent the least amount of time here however we did stop and see some of the ancient Petroglyphs done by the Fremont Culture(AD 600 to 1300). Day 4 was definitely my favorite day of the trip and a must for anyone road tripping in Utah. BurningVan @MegAbles #BigCottonwood #ZionNationalPark #BryceCanyon #ArchesNationalPark #GrandStaircase #CapitolReefNationalPark #Escalante #NationalParks #NationalMonument #Utah #Moab #VanLife #DirtBag #RockClimbing #crag #adventure #bomber #Petroglyphs #BigHornedSheep #MuleDeer #KeepPublicLandPublic #MonumentsForAll #Patagonia #LiveSimply #bearsears
This grade was special. Having less than a week to grade more than 2 hours of footage, I really got to test myself. As always, criticism is appreciated. . . . . . . . #colorcorrection #colorgrading #colorgrade #colorgrader #premierepro #premiere #adobepremiere #adobe #filmaker #utah #bearsears #utahfilm #utahfilmakers #utahvideography #utahvideographer #utahphotographer #wzrd #shotonred #redepicx #epicx #mysterium
"Predatory capitalists don’t really care about national monuments or sacred places. They care about what lies underneath the land: gold, silver, copper, coal, oil, uranium. And they will do what is necessary to get at the prize." Read more from this month's Op-Ed on Bears Ears Monument written by Eastside Audubon volunteer, Jim Rettig. Visit our website for the full editorial. . . . . . . . . #sacredplaces #bearsears #monuments #protectbearsears #monumentsforall #nationalparks #nature #history #landscape #adventure #outdoors #protect #utah #redrock
Was lucky enough to spend the past couple of days marveling at the many colors of Bears Ears National Monument. Thanks to @wildlandsnetwork and @kahtoola for organizing another great #RumbleX , and to members of the @bears.ears.prayer.run.alliance for sharing your stories and inspiring us all. #StandWithBearsEars #MonumentsForAll #ConservationInMotion #BearsEarsHeals
Another cliff dwelling built high in the cliffs with no easy access. What were they needing protection from? Weather, animals, humans? An amazing place for a home, but can't imagine the effort needed to build it. #riversandruins #wildexpeditions #wild #ancestralpuebloan #bearsears #visitutah #utahisrad #keepitwild
“The presence and absence of water ruled the people of this landscape. They were an elemental people, their civilization poised on the sharp edge of nature, the environment swirling and booming around them as if they had colonized the face of the sun.” -Craig Childs #grandgulch #bearsears
These San Juan Anthropomorphic Style Basketmaker (~50-500AD) figures could be impacted by the reduction of the Bears Ears National Monument. #respectandprotect #standwithbearsears #bearsears #utah #bearsearsnationalmonument #outdoors #canyon #ancient #petroglyphs #rockart #archaeology #photography #landscape #desert #art
Ambassador @carruthless completed a month-long solo bikepacking and packrafting expedition through Bear's Ears National Monument this spring. The story of her adventure is out in the Gulch Magazine, and we highly recommend the read! [www.gulchmag.com/stories-1/2018/9/7/breaking-trail]⠀ +⠀ Her #GetOutGiveBack expedition raised $6K to support @thecairnproject 's charitable grants program expanding outdoor opportunities for young women in the Four Corners and around the country. Thanks to the support of an amazing network of friends and family! ⠀ +⠀ This expedition was made possible through a long list of amazing companies and supporters: @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 #OutdoorWomen #RedefineFeminine #SheExplores #SheAdventures #WomenWhoPaddle #AlpackaRaft #gulchmagazine
A weekend exploring the ancient paths.  Canyons, petroglyphs, pictographs, desert sunsets, and ancient wonders beckoning further. .. .. #naturalbridgesnationalmonument #cedarmesa #bearsears #findyourpark #nps #utah #coloradoplateau #ancientpuebloan #hiking #camping #sunsets #nationalmonuments #nationalparks #petroglyphs #pictographs #rockart
A wet Indian Creek kept @melissamckinley1 , @fearthenbeer , and I away from the splitter cracks, but this was still one of the finer weekends I can remember. The type of weekend where you’re just present without any agenda. Trail running, campfires, and the type of laughter that qualifies as a core workout... simply stellar 😌😎 @camp_usa @bluewaterropes @julboeyewearna @hyperlite_mountain_gear @himalilife @nuunhydration
@sarahideko Is on a kick of photographing me talking to Nugget. We talk even more when you aren’t there... 🤷🏼‍♂️🐶 #rezdog #hiking #utah #explore #bearsears
The pitter patter of rain made my first time at Indian Creek much more reflective and tent filled than with climbing as I had planned. Still had a great time with new and old friends, and got a few days on the rock once the sand stone had dried out. I see now why people love the stillness of the desert and I can’t wait to go back. #indiancreek #bearsears
Day 4, Part 1 I decided to break up our fourth day into two parts. This was a jampacked day that included Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Staircase. My only regret is that we should’ve spent more time at Bryce Canyon and the Escalonte area. These were the most spectacular views of the trip in my opinion. The drive up highway 12 to Moab was mind blowing (Day 4 Part 2). Before leaving Zion we decided to do a quick 1 mile hike on the Canyon Overlook Trail. It was a quick goodbye to Zion before heading to Bryce Canyon. On the hike we were able to snap a few photos of some big horned sheep. This was a nice relaxing hike with great views. After some photos we headed 2 hours east to Bryce Canyon. BC was one of our favorite parks to visit. BC has a unique landscape that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This must be where the infamous coyote and the sly road runner live. We hiked 3 miles on the Queen Garden/Navajo loop to the the canyon floor and back. Bryce was definitely one of my favorite places. You can see from the photos that it is serene and unique. The weather in Bryce got worse so we decided to roll up to the Moab area. Part two captures that drive which was the best “drive” we have ever taken. To be continued... BurningVan @MegAbles #BigCottonwood #ZionNationalPark #BryceCanyon #ArchesNationalPark #GrandStaircase #CapitolReefNationalPark #Escalante #NationalParks #NationalMonument #Utah #Moab #SaltLakeCity #VanLife #DirtBag #RockClimbing #crag #adventure #blm #bomber #sendit #Gumby #Petroglyphs #BigHornedSheep #MuleDeer #KeepPublicLandPublic #MonumentsForAll #Patagonia #bearsears #desert
The South Six-Shooter at moonset. . The creation of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments included many beautiful spires, hoodoos, arches, and other redrock wonders. In between these grandiose features was also a lot of rabbitbrush plains which have potential for grazing and mining. . The recent change in boundaries of these monuments was intended to leave the "monumental" features within boundaries, but allow for the leasing of the land between them to the agricultural and extractive industries. . What are your thoughts on the most recent changes by #zinke and the #trumpadministration ? Does it favor #statesrights ? Or does it favor #corporaterights ? . Leave your thoughts in the comments. #bearsears #indiancreek #theneedles #canyonlands #monumentalmistake #deseretindustria
Our landscapes are worth protecting in Utah. Good stewardship is understanding and magnifying our connection to the land, water, air, plants, and animals. Help me protect Utah by voting for me this election! . . . #utah #utpol #archesnp #BearsEars #bluewave2018 #NativeVote #delicatearch
Secret beauty. #bearsears
We have already waited over a week to climb and today, after 48 hours without rain, the ground beneath the route was still saturated. It broke my heart to return to the van without having placed a single cam, without even making my first set of tape gloves this season, but upholding the highest standard is simply what I expect of myself. If we are industry professionals, guides, educators, lovers of this desert and we put our own desires above the rock, then how can we expect others to do the same? Tomorrow though... I'm ready! . . . #indiancreek #bearsears #splitters #utahisrad #doingtherightthing #desertlove @thecodybradford
Yes, this today! #RumbleX #BearsEars
The night before Visiting Zion we drove up on the blm camping spot at dusk and spent a little time getting the van level. We couldn’t see the landscape because of the time of day. The next morning we woke up and soon realized that we were surrounded by amazing high peaks that towered over us. It was an amazing experience to wake up with such stunning views. We made some coffee via a French press provided by the BruningVan and headed out to Zion NP. Zion was by far the busiest park we visited. Parking was full so we parked .5 mile back in town. Parking was $20 bucks however we found a little store (Hoodoos General Store) that let us park for free with a $20 purchase. We got to the park and hiked Angel’s Landing via the West Rim trail. It was a 5.4 mile hike that includes a 1,488 vertical feet ascent up a winding switchback trail. It reminded me of the hike Frodo and Sam took up Mordor to deposit The Ring into the molten fire (only without the ominous skies and goblins along the way 😂). 150 yards from the sumit there is a single track trail equipped with exposed slanted rock and a chain to hold onto so you don’t die. This is the last leg of the hike. My kinda stuff except there was a heard of catastrophizing gumbys bottlenecking the route. After 30 mins of attempting to get by we decided it wasn’t worth it. Zion is spectacular however it was so so busy. I would definitely recommend visiting in the off-season and avoiding as many people as possible. Part of the success of Zion is arriving early. Doors open at 7 am which is when u will want to go. @BurningVan @MegAbles #BigCottonwood #ZionNationalPark #BryceCanyon #ArchesNationalPark #GrandStaircase #CapitolReefNationalPark #Escalante #NationalParks #Moab #SaltLakeCity #VanLife #DirtBag #RockClimbing #crag #adventure #blm #bomber #sendit #Gumby #Petroglyphs #BigHornedSheep #MuleDeer #KeepPublicLandPublic #MonumentsForAll #Patagonia #bearsears #desert
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