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We’re gearing up with more goods in the ol’ shoppe this autumn (beanies out soon!) and new shirt designs that promote wilderness awareness, but you can snag any of these right now, however! Pine cones/needles not included. #entradaoutdoor #adventureresponsibly #outdoorawarness #leavenotrace #leaveitbetter #outdoorapparel #nationalpark #publicland #nps #hiking #camping #utah #itsbetteroutside #optoutside #getlost #getoutside #adventure #adventureenthusiasts
Failings. [swipe left for full image] _ Panoramas are difficult for me. Not only identifying when to shoot them, but also actively changing the way I see single subjects to include the bigger picture. I generally opt for intimacy over grandeur in a photo, and then provide the context via the story in words that will hopefully support the image in the end. Panos are like a visual novel; they tell the story of multiple subjects across a massive photo, but details tend to get lost among the vast landscape. I’ve only shot three panos before, all three at Cedar Breaks National Monument strangely. I guess the amphitheater of deep orange hoodoos bordered by haunting spruces lends itself well to panoramic views. _ I shot this scene this past Sunday morning. I arrived at sunrise to a spot on the edge of the amphitheater that is seldom visited. Another thing I struggle with are sunrises, because I’ve never successfully shot one. This morning was a bit different due to the smoke of the small Chessman Canyon Fire lingering across the Ashdown Gorge Wilderness. I looked at the scene before me and pinpointed everything I wanted to keep within the frame, remembering to shoot wider than I thought I needed. The smoke added an element of direction throughout, and needed depth and separation in the chaotic scene. The sunrise didn’t amount to much, but to me the soft light of fading blue hour kept everything balanced nicely. _ I’m terrible at shooting good light. It’s one of my many failings in photography. I love reflected light more than anything, but I constantly fail at shooting even that. I feel like conditions and luck guide my eye more than any skill. Photography is a tough learning process, but it’s always worth the experience of beautiful moments in nature. _ _ @canonusa 6D Mark II _ @canonusa 24-70mm f2.8 II _ #eos6dmarkii #canon2470mm #utah #southernutah #youtah #visitutah #visitcedarcity #naturefirst #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #canon #teamcanon #canonbringit #shootforgreatness #beboundless #hpow #findyourpeak #adventureresponsibly #cedarbreaks #ashdowngorge #dixienationalforest #chessmancanyonfire
-Officially Out of Control- As far as trends in garbage go, and they do exist, this one might be the most face-palm-iest🙄: Bagging up the poop and not being willing to put it in the garbage EVEN WHEN IT IS A MERE FEW FEET FROM YOU. I get it, those who intend to circle back around and pick it up to dispose of it on the way out, I feel ya. I have done it. And then sometimes we forget, or it just doesn’t work out.. But I’m thinking, because humans start to mirror each other unconsciously, that the trend has morphed into bagging up the poop and dropping it there simply more often than not, well intended or otherwise. This photo was taken at Paradise Beach, where plenty of folks take their dogs and 5 or so garbage receptacles exist nearish the main entrance, but there are bags of poop everywhere along the trails, along with all that un-bagged poop too. And I’ve seen them on just about every hike I’ve done recently in the Sierras and surrounding areas. Kudos to those of you who pack out the poop no matter what, pick up the poop bags for others, and those who bury the poop properly in the backcountry. Bagging, packing it out and disposing is best, but you can use a poop shovel when hiking way out (that’s mine in the 2nd shot): Deposit solid human waste and dog waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep, at least 200 feet from water, camping areas and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished. But check it, from Leave No Trace Center: Dog food is derived from processed foods which we wouldn't typically find in nature. According to the CDC, or Center for Disease Control one days worth of dog waste can contain several billion fecal bacteria along with Giardia, hookworm, and tapeworms. If our pet waste reaches waterways, it can be harmful to other animals, wildlife, and even humans. So pleeeeeease, in less wild places, bag it and make sure it gets in a garbage can! In wilder areas bury it properly! And pro-tip: If you are a super cool person and are picking up someone else’s bag of poop but have to travel a little bit along the trail to the garbage, find a nearby stick and carry it hobo-style away from you and your nose. And thank you! You rule!
I took a lot more pictures here than I originally planned to. Once I took my shoes and socks off to walk around on the creek bed, I didn’t want to step off. I played around with lots of different angles and ultimately came up with this pretty cool 5 shot pano 🤓
The BLM is looking to increase the permit amount from 20 to 96 for The Wave, a highly scenic yet fragile area. If you’ve followed us for a while, we clearly think thats a bad idea. Despite high demand to visit, we feel that should not trump the needs of putting nature first. If you’d like to make an official comment on your thoughts about this move, please see this official release from the BLM: “Currently, the BLM issues 20 permits/day. Under the proposal, the BLM is considering increasing the number of permits up to as many as 96/day. Please tell us how we can expand access to this unique site while still preserving wilderness values. *Please note, if you would like your comment to be included for analysis as part of the OFFICIAL project record, submit comments directly on the ePlanning website before 10/12/19 at>>> https://go.usa.gov/xyxtK <<< “ see @mypubliclands for more. Take action and let your voice be heard- help us to Adventure Responsibly Photo cred: @dustinlefevre #entradaoutdoor #adventureresponsibly #savethewave #thewave #utah #blm #arizona #southwest #mypubliclands #publicland #naturefirst #hiking #camping #leavenotrace #leaveitbetter