In early March Mary and I left cold and snowy Montana in hopes of finding warmth and sun in southern Utah. We weren’t disappointed. We hiked in a lot of public land: a national recreation area, national monument, and national and state parks. We were taken with the beauty of this desert, and thankful that its unique character had been saved from development. Utah is a fine proof that a large percentage of public lands and a growing economy can exist side by side. These lands and the economic vitality they foster should be protected from those who want to privatize them and tear them apart.
This brief slideshow with music and my photography captures some of that beauty. I hope you enjoy it.
Rick Lamplugh writes to protect wildlife and preserve wildlands. He lives near Yellowstone’s north gate and is just finishing a new book about Yellowstone’s grandeur and controversy. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller In the Temple of Wolves. Available as eBook or paperback at http://amzn.to/Jpea9Q. Or as a signed copy from Rick at http://bit.ly/1gYghB4.