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The Sustainable Climber Podcast
30 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Ep. 3: The Desert is Calling
On this episode I share my poem, The Desert is Calling, that I wrote after recent bikepacking trip in the desert of southern Utah. I share a bit of my history with Utah as well as my frustration with the way Utah politicians have handled public land and indigenous land management. Here are some links to organizations that you can get involved with to protect America's public lands as well as contemporary indigenous issues:Patagonia Action Workshttps://www.patagonia.com/actionworks/home/choose-location/The Access Fundhttps://www.accessfund.org/take-action/campaignsOutdoor Alliancehttps://www.outdooralliance.org/Protect Our Wintershttps://protectourwinters.org/join-team-pow/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwr-SSBhC9ARIsANhzu174NT_iYww34cgnQO-0Kl17-MyFm-1x_nX-7HwbzQQF-avRJfG1nVMaAlCKEALw_wcBNatives Outdoorshttps://natives-outdoors.com/Indigenous Climate Actionhttps://www.indigenousclimateaction.com/Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition https://www.bearsearscoalition.org/The Desert is Calling Poem:The desert is callingFrom its deep red heart Cathedrals and temples towering It is there our dreams start What a delicate ecosystemOf sand, sage and spiritWe must change our own system If we want to protect it For desert dwellersIt feels like a homeWhether a climber, runner or peddlerWe make it our own The desert is sacredA space to be shared Not to be divided by greed and hatred A place for hearts to be mended and souls repairedOriginal Artwork by McKay WilliamsMusic by Sugar Lime Blue
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