“A Sinclair Public Service Message on America’s Need for more Outdoor Recreation Opportunities”
"for as our population grows, more of our scenic heritage should be preserved...to give all Americans, for all time, the spiritual refreshment of Nature's Spectacular wonders."

“A Sinclair Public Service Message on America’s Need for more Outdoor Recreation Opportunities”

While thumbing through an old magazine from the early 1960s I came upon this ad put out by Sinclair Oil Company. "for as our population grows, more of our scenic…

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Defending the Grand Canyon
Imagine the Little Colorado with 10,000 tourists a day

Defending the Grand Canyon

Here is an excellent blog from our friends at the Grand Canyon Trust: Wallace Stegner called national parks "the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect…

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Walk Through Time, in Blacktail Canyon
Veteran guide John Toner gathering ice from the Walker Glacier in Alaska. This year the Alsek had exceptionally high water related to the affects of global warming changing the drainage pattern of some key glaciers.

Walk Through Time, in Blacktail Canyon

I was in Blacktail Canyon, 120 miles below Lee’s Ferry in Grand Canyon when I first heard the “Walk Through Time”. I was on a river trip with legendary senior…

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Long Term Environmental Monitoring Plan for Grand Canyon
The Green River diversion dam as witnessed from an airplane en route to Sand Wash and Desolation Canyon. The new diversion dam in Green River Utah is complete with a boat passage that has made it possible for rafts to run the Dam.

Long Term Environmental Monitoring Plan for Grand Canyon

Public Meeting February 26th, Salt Lake City Utah Ever been on a river trip down the Grand Canyon and noticed “the tides” of the Colorado River nearly doubling, and then…

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A Brief Tour of National Parks in Thailand
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A Brief Tour of National Parks in Thailand

I recently returned from Thailand where we spent time exploring some of the National Parks. While there are many differences between the National Parks in Thailand compared to the United…

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Flash flood at Redbud.
A Muav Gorge rainstorm hit with full force including nickel size hail. Rafters said there were over 100 rimfalls in view at one corner of the river.

Flash flood at Redbud.

The desert air darkened with thick clouds that moments before could not be seen through the walls of a canyon a mile deep. The August heat suddenly gone, shifting as…

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Got Milkweed?

The monarch butterfly migration is one of nature’s most wondrous events. Millions of monarchs travel from as far north as Canada to gather each winter in a forested mountain range…

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