From Steph Davis. I couldn’t say it better so re-posting her words.Every day my heart gets heavier as the Lasals continue to burn. The fire is now covering 8,243 acres and is 6% contained. My favorite trails, aspen groves, and thousands of helpless animals have been burned. Instead of a lush respite from Moab summer, these mountains are now a blackened wasteland, and it’s still raging. It’s infuriating that this was started by an unattended campfire on a hundred degree day during high winds and a fire ban. Last week I wish I had realized it was the last time I’d see some of that ecosystem again. The fresh green young leaves were so beautiful. Another blow to this lovely place. The human-caused destruction just doesn’t seem to end. When are people going to wake up and realize that this natural paradise is what makes life worth living, and every goal we have should be based on caring for it? Hint: IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY. On a side note, this link is a story about a developer making plans to put in a “glamping” resort at Looking Glass Arch. www.moabsunnews.com/opinion/article_c46da72c-c98e-11eb-bb21-a7f47b136d50.html The article includes a link to a petition against it. ... See MoreSee Less
As a CSU Forestry grad and former Hotshot I feel I need to add some science to this. Sure the fire was started by carelessness, but the fires today are much bigger because the US has made the decision to suppress fires. That in turn causes severe buildup on the forest floor which leads to fires getting into the crowns much more often and burning much hotter. This isn’t as a result of global warming it’s a result of to much fuel in the forest. The ecosystem she is describing needs fire to reproduce period end of story. Aspen, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, redwood, and countless other ecosystems are fire dependent!! Fire isn’t the issue in fact it’s the cure in smaller doses but if we continue to suppress it bigger and bigger fires will occur. I’m sure someone will chime in and say this is all global warming please don’t just jump to conclusions. The largest one day fire in the US occurred in Minnesota in 1894 the Hinckley Fire, look it up had nothing to do with global warming. It may be a factor but it is surely a long way from being proven especially in relation to wildfire. I would add finally after areas that are fire dependent burn many return beautiful and rebirthed. Many of our forests need to burn regularly and the human error is we suppress them to oblivion making things worse....Sorry this post above needs context! Fire for to long has been looked at as the enemy we need to rethink that as a society!😃
Not surprised in the least. UC will be here soon also.
I said it before the only way to protect is to band people from going there, bottom line. Humans destroy everything. I have neighbors like theses dumb dumbs
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Telluride @mountainfilm is ON! The festival is in-person all weekend and online all next week. Tickets are still available for many of the indoor venues and all outdoor venues are free. It’s a beautiful 🌞 weekend. Films are amazing. Hope to see you!
I’ll be hosting a cool conversation at 3pm #transferwarehouse today! Some seats for standby still available. @timmyoneill @malikthamartian ... See MoreSee Less
Excited to see @thenorthface introducing the 2021 Explore Fund Council. It’s a diverse group of creatives, athletes, scholars and so much more. I’m really looking forward to what this group can achieve to broaden inclusivity in the outdoors.
The #ExploreFund was launched by TNF 10 years ago and has supported everything from the Girl Scouts to filmmaker grants to the Trust for Public Land. This next chapter is going to be even more exciting and impactful.
Meet Chris Dean: Council member, climber, social advocate
@jimmychin Alpinist, award winning filmmaker
@iron.jody Han Gwich’in, environmental and Indigenous Rights Advocate.
See link in my bio to learn more about the 10 members of #ExploreFundCouncil.
#InclusiveExploration #neverstopexploring ... See MoreSee Less
Happy belated Mother’s Day to my mom who has supported me on this wild ride of life at every step along the way. This photo is from the Christmas where I got my first pair of new skis and boots (versus hand-me-downs from my siblings). I remember sleeping with them in my bed 😂. Thanks 🙏 mom! I love ❤️ you! 😘 ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome ! Hilaree Nelson, My Mom On A Pair Of My Old Elan Snow Ski's She's Safer In The Living Room Then She Is On The Mountain.
That is awesome! Happy Mother’s Day Robin, you have been a mom to many of us along the way!! ❤️
How are your folks doing? I haven't seen them since Bliss's Birthday celebration? This is your Cousin in Arizona.
Love it! Blessings to your Family and for inspiring us at an early age to love the Mtns and the sports that they would offer us!
Great Tribute to a Great Lady!!!
Aw! That’s awesome! Please say hi for me. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well Hil!
That's awesome!! I did the same with my first 'real' skis. K2 Comp 710's.
That TV is so beautiful 😻
Love this! Love Robin!!!!
Haha! I had the same skis.... Never slept with them though....
That is such a cute picture of your mom!!!!!!
This is great! ❤️
And she never looked back
Solomon rear entry’s? Nice!
The start of a long, scrappy walk down from Camp 1 on Cho Oyu 2005. Going my own pace, my mind always races until I get settled in my rhythm. #mountainmeditation #ve25tent #8000meters
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Beautiful Quote Worthy.
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That is a steep scree slope! I have fond memories of that too!