Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: a desert worth preserving?

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After we visited the Grosvenor Arch, we drove through another part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument along U.S. Highway 12, which is also known as the American Road Scenic Byway.

We were treated to some splendid desert vistas. This monument is one of the ones that our current government has shrunk and where it wants to allow mining and other exploitation of the land. I’ll let you decide whether it deserves to be preserved.

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