Morgan Sjogren ➸ Running Bum

Writing to protect the soul of wild spaces

To help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/san-juan-southern-paiute-covid19-relief-fund The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe is a federally recognized Tribe whose territory is located in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Living amongst the Navajo and Hopi, in the areas of Tuba City, Willow Springs, and Navajo Mountain, the San Juan Southern Paiutes do not have a federally recognized reservation of their …

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This story originally appeared in The Gulch Magazine Issue 10. “Look Mr. Whiskers – we found your name again!” We stop to examine another trailside inscription along the sandstone flanking Navajo Mountain. Earlier this spring, my companions Steve and a husky mutt named Phil joined me on a backpacking trip circumnavigating Navajo Mountain. Equipped with a …

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