Morgan Sjogren ➸ Running Bum

Guidebooks to protect the soul of wild spaces

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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The Path Of Light was originally published in The Gulch Magazine Issue 8. Subscribe to keep these stories alive! John Wetherill near Rainbow Bridge in 1923. Courtesy of Harvey Leake. Ch-ch-ch-ch-cha. The gears of my Jeep grind to a stop as I attempt to reverse out of my U-turn in the middle of the two-lane …

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This blog is sponsored by Almond Breeze. The content and opinions expressed here are that of my own. The familiar ache in my feet puts a smile on my soul as I hop from creek boulder to sandy banks deep into the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. The 16 mile loop being my longest …

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This story is published in issue 7 of The Gulch. Subscribe here.   Like a lone desert tower, I sit on the red dirt, eyeing a storm over Navajo Mountain. It’s January, a cold and dark time to be out camping, even in the desert, but I cannot resist any opportunity for quixotic exploration across …

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Pre-Order Now: https://aerbook.com/store/MorganSjogren (Unleashing this beast May 2019!) Outlandish is a sun-soaked starter manual to fueling your own epic. In this guide, the canyoneering wordsmith and adventurer Morgan Sjogren shows how outdoor adventure can become your lifestyle. Through her riveting personal stories, flavorful recipes, and the book’s gotta-go-there photographs, Sjogren shares her advice and lessons …

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