Hikers in Peek-a-Boo Canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Escalante, Utah, in October 2008.
Hikers in Peek-a-Boo Canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Escalante, Utah, in October 2008. Kevin Moloney NYT
Hikers in Peek-a-Boo Canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Escalante, Utah, in October 2008. Kevin Moloney NYT
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."

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