The last thirteen miles of our trip were a gift from Bryce Canyon National Park. In the trees away from the road hid a beautifully paved two lane bike path. We exited the skinny shoulder of the road and left the passing cars behind.… Continue Reading “Bikepacking Diaries 007: Is That A Real Bike?”
The wall is built. Public land in the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument have been blocked off from public access and bulldozed down. There are corpses of saguaro in the wake of the wall, scarce groundwater has been drained, burial grounds and historic sites have been destroyed, an extensive road system built, and mountains have been bulldozed down for this wall to exist. An arbitrary, imaginary line dividing the Sonoran desert landscape has been born into reality through a gigantic, ugly wall.