The Four Corners: Historic Periods from 12,000 B.C. to 1,500 A.D. at Bears Ears National Monument

Human activity in this area can be traced back as far as 14,000 years ago to a Clovis site situated on Lime Ridge located just southeast of Cedar Mesa proper. These individuals traveled in small groups over large territories and hunted now-extinct mammals. As technology and societal structure advanced, people began living together in larger groups with more complex building arrangements.

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Bears Ears National Monument: My Volunteer Responsibilities

I’ve been to 5 sites on my route - 3 ruins, a large mesa where people disperse camp, and 1 large rock art panel. All of the ruins I’ve visited are located at the entrance of caves in beautiful sandstone mini-canyons carved out by water over millions of years. The size, complexity, and ingenuity of the ruins have been impressive and…

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Bears Ears National Monument Volunteering: Visit With Respect Ambassador Training Weekend

It’s Monday after the Visit With Respect Ambassador Training weekend and I’m ready to get started with my patrols today! I have a total of 15 sites located throughout the Bears Ears National Monument to conduct my Visit With Respect Ambassador outreach so my plan is to make a big circle route which I’ll follow each week. My goal is to hit each site twice per week so I’ll be keeping busy out on the trails!

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Bears Ears National Monument Volunteering: Day 1

The rain and hard winds have been relentless for the past 24 hours and as a result I didn't get any sleep last night. To complicate matters this morning, the tremendous amount of runoff is causing all of the washes to run at deep levels cutting off the only road out of here. I’m essentially trapped at my present location 19 miles deep in Bears Ears National Monument.

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ExtremeTerrain's Off-Road Outfitters Clean Trails Grant Program

ExtremeTerrain seeks to give back to the off-roading community through various philanthropic opportunities and encourages everyone to leave trails better than they found them. ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant provides eligible groups the opportunity to apply for financial assistance for these planned activities. If you are part of an off-road group/club with 5 or more members, this program is designed for you. The requirements are listed below…

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Brian Galyon