Editorial | GOP proposal to turn part of truncated Utah NMon into NP nothing but ploy
Ten years ago my wife and I searched across southern Utah for property to live on part-time after we retired. We have traveled in Utah since 1972 — during vacations and for my fieldwork as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
We fell in love with 40 acres east of Escalante, within walking distance of Hole in the Rock Road, and we purchased the property in 2008. We loved the remoteness of the property and that it bordered Grand Staircase National Monument. President Trump’s recent proclamation — if upheld in court — will remove the land adjacent to ours from the monument.