POTD: Bear’s Ears View

Bear’s Ears View
Cedar Mesa, Utah

The two mesas on the horizon are the namesake for the Bear’s Ears National Monument. I’ve messed around this amazing part of the country off and on for 50 years now. While I am grateful for the protection from development offered by its designation as a National Monument in 2016, I’m chagrined by the increased popularity that designation has engendered compared to back when it was known mostly simply as BLM land. While I won’t have to put up with threatened developments such as mining, drilling etc. when visiting there now, the empty, wide-open spaces just don’t seem so empty anymore. It just goes to show you can’t get something for nothing.

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