The Running Bum

Running Wild With Words

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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This story is originally published by The Gear Junkie. Run away from the beach to experience the real islands of Tahiti. Off the beach, here are three adventures in Tahiti. I claw my way through thickening jungle, following my guide who leads by hacking away with a machete.Vines, trees, and bursts of tropical flora larger …

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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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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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Holy shit. What have I done. Where am I? I left everything I know to focus on what I know best. Just two weeks earlier I spent 36 hours in this tiny town I’ve never heard of before in southwest Colorado. I liked it’s charming single block downtown, panoramic mountain views and relatively warm weather …

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