Winter In The Desert

Have you ever seen snow in the desert? It is different than the snow in the mountains or in the city. It makes a desolate land peaceful. The white glimmering crystals mixed with the rough red rock create a terrain of perfection.

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I encourage everyone to go down to Southern Utah and view this spectacle for yourselves. A small hike or even just a drive through these memorable landscapes will remind you how awesome this environment can be and how it needs to be preserved.

If you do decide to take a hike, remember to stay on the designated trails. Even if we can’t see it, there are still sensitive areas under the snow. These areas could be crushed or destroyed by a stray boot.

To learn more about taking care of our environment and traveling safely, you can view Tread Lightly!’s five principles. So get out there and enjoy the snow! And remember to always Tread Lightly!

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About treadlightlyoutdoors

Tread Lightly!® is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation through ethics education and stewardship. The organization was launched in 1985 by the US Forest Service and became a nonprofit organization in 1990. Tread Lightly!’s educational message, along with its training and restoration initiatives, are strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with our need to maintain a healthy environment. Tread Lightly!’s core focus is on supporting and encouraging stewardship from those engaged in outdoor recreation on America’s lands and waterways. The organization offers unique programs and services to help remedy growing recreation issues. The federal government officially recognizes the organization as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles.
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