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Robby DeGraff

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President Trump's Destruction of Two Utah National Monuments
Legendary outdoors photographer Ansel Adams once said, "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." That chilling quote couldn't be more relevant now. I'm thinking a lot about Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante ...

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December Writing Prompt: Day 2
Well it's a warm Saturday, the Holzier radio station on Pandora is playing and I'm downing my second mug of coffee. In a few hours I'll fill myself again full of food for our big friend group's annual "Friendsgiving," one of the most enjoyable and sentiment...

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December Writing Prompt: Day 1
Hello, greetings and happy December! Only one more month until the ball drops and we ring-in 2018, and I'm definitely ready for it. Apart from completely overhauling this blog (notice the new look?) I realize it's been fairly stagnant on the writing front. ...

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I've got a new op-ed piece up on

Check it out! :)

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Gear Review: Klymit Insulated Static V
Price: $42-$85 (depending on where you buy it) When pulling together all of my gear for my recent backpacking trip in Colorado's Never Summer Wilderness, I realized that my simple summer weather sleeping pad wasn't going to cut it above treeline at 11,371 f...

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Butler Wash Indian Ruins, UT
Sometimes when you're traveling across an unfamiliar state or country, you constantly rely and refer to your trusty guide book for suggestions and ideas. Thanks to the Lonely Planet's "Southwest USA" guide book riding shotgun in the front seat of my rental ...

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Under Construction!
Hey there- my blog might look a bit different and filled with deadlinks, weird formating and awkward size photos. I'm currently in the process of revamping the entire thing! Stay tuned. Cheers, Robby

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Backpacking Parika Lake, CO
After arriving late into Denver on Thursday night and speeding up Berthoud Pass
to the Fraser Valley, I got a room at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain
Ranch and crashed. Friday I awoke and gave myself a full day to acclimate to
the altitude, as our def...

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I've got another piece up on and it's absolutely hilarious. Enjoy~

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Newest freelance piece is up on a travel website called Parks and Points! Enjoy
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