Get Out and Enjoy National Public Lands Day
Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day and also National Hunting and Fishing Day. Entrance fees will be waived at U.S. national parks and recreational areas, including Utah's Mighty Five Parks. Special activities will be held in many areas. Many work projects will be held so volunteers can give back and help improve our natural environment.
See this list of activities in Utah.
We encourage all to participate. This is a wonderful time to get outdoors, with fall foliage now putting on its brightest raiment. (However, it could be a wet Saturday around the Intermountain West, with rain expected from Arizona to Montana. The first snow of the season will fall at higher elevations. Be prepared as you get outdoors.
Escalante Canyons Art Festival
This weekend is also the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Everett Ruess Days. This is the 11th year for the festival, which is held in Escalante. You are invited to participate, to view and possible purchase works of art, participate in workshops, enjoy food, music and cultural activities, and learn about young Ruess, the legendary vagabond for beauty whose life and death inspired the festival.