Morgan Sjogren ➸ Running Bum

Guidebooks to protect the soul of wild spaces

Available November 1st HERE! This guidebook covers the original 1.88 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument designated in 1996 to protect its natural wonders and preserve the area for scientific research. In 2017, the monument was trimmed to 1 million acres, reducing protections around some of the world’s most geologically diverse landscapes. The hikes …

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Today is Grand Staircase-Escalante’s 23rd anniversary. While those first two decades as a monument were far from perfect, they really set the standard in the U.S. for protecting an entire landscape for it’s biodiversity, cultural heritage, and scientific/archaeological research. And yet, rather than celebrate what should be a bipartisan victory in preserving one of the …

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The new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument plans came out today and I only have one thing to say: No, I’m not surprised, my emotions are simply solidified. Disappointment in the face of love hurts the most. In the heat of passion, I decided to write another guidebook, this time to this endangered place, Grand Staircase–Escalante …

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By Morgan Sjogren in The Gulch Issue 9 Cruising down the long lonely highways of the Colorado Plateau there are often more billboards than cars, demanding the attention of a captive audience while blocking the view of the surrounding sandstone canyons, cliffs and spires. The scene always makes me wish I could call up Doc …

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Explore and find your way by joining Morgan Sjogren on her sun-soaked journey through the Southwest and the clear beaches from her dreams. An original story for walmart.com: https://www.walmart.com/ideas/favorite-reads/my-walmart-parking-lot-american-dream/355820 There is no hint of where I am in the darkness. Only trust as I creep towards a place to park for the night. Weary from …

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In these strange and scary times it’s more important than ever to read between the lines, understand our rights, and stand up to help protect threatened places and people. When I started writing The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes I simply wanted to provide an informative and educational hiking guide so that visitors to Bears …

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What her story—set in the American Southwest—reveals about the future of our public lands MORGAN SJOGREN//OCTOBER 22, 2018 Original story link via REI:  https://www.rei.com/blog/hike/how-ada-hatch-helped-change-the-field-of-archaeology-for-women “They said if we didn’t succeed they would never hire women again.”Ada Hatch’s smile reflects the brilliance of her yellow sundress when she says this. But it’s not a sugary smile; it’s …

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