North America

Utah

'Mi Mama'

'Mi Mama'

Nadia Iris Mercado grew up in nature but not in the traditional-summits, red-rocks, and deep-canyons kind of nature

The Theft of Grand Staircase–Escalante

The Theft of Grand Staircase–Escalante

In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.