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The 1892 Illustrated American Exploring Expedition

The 1892 Illustrated American Exploring Expedition

                  Most explorations into southern Utah and the Southwest became famous. Here’s one expedition that didn’t. The explorers visited 100 archaeological sites between Durango, Colorado and Comb Ridge, Utah—80 of them never before described or recorded, but they had a miserable time of it, constantly underfunded, underfed, dehydrated, with sand in their […]

The Girl Who Broke the Sagebrush Ceiling

The Girl Who Broke the Sagebrush Ceiling

Bluff, Utah Ed Abbey called her a “girl ranger” and she was—the very first.  She began her federal career tracking grave robbers and pothunters in southeast Utah and ended it catching pot growers in western Oregon.  Lynell Schalk broke through the sagebrush ceiling as the first female armed ranger and Special-Agent-in-Charge for the Bureau of […]

Circles in the Sand- Delivering Bikes to Those in Need

Circles in the Sand- Delivering Bikes to Those in Need

The simple pleasure of riding a bicycle is one that everyone on this Earth should enjoy.  From the young to the old, a bicycle has no prejudices or preconceived notions of who you should be.  Whether you are cruising neighborhood streets at twilight, or rolling along sun-kissed ridges high in the mountains, there is a […]