This is a call to all of who care deeply about the future of the Wasatch Canyons. We are the stewards of the mountains and canyons that have given us an abudance of clean water, a place of refuge for our families, adventure, play, and spectular beauty.
It has been twenty years since Salt Lake County created a Master Plan for the Wasatch Canyons. We have all been the beneficiaries of that process and now the future of the Wasatch is in our hands. We need each of your voices to guarantee the protection of the watershed, ensure balanced land use, environmental protection, and sustainable transportation. We are the ones who need to protect our canyons from the corporate development that would diminish our wilderness legacy for future generations.
Envision Utah is leading a process called “Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow.” The project starts with a series of community dialogues focused City Creek, Emigration, Red Butte, Parleys, Millcreek, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Envision Utah will be conducting workshops using interactive keypad polling, which gages reaction to planning strategies in real time. The information gathered from these events will greatly influence future protection of our canyons.
Here is how you can help:
Attend one of the workshops scheduled for May 12th, 13th, and 14th so you can help guide Envision Utah in developing proposed future scenarios for the Wasatch. The cost to you is a few hours, but priceless for our quality of life and for the lives of generations to come.
Following is a list of times and locations where the public workshops will occur.
Workshops on May 12th, 13th and 14th – Starting at 6:30 p.m.!
To RSVP send an e-mail to , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 12th
1) Alta High School Media Center – 11055 S.
Hawk Highway (Sandy)
2) Hunter High School Cafeteria –
4200 S. 5600 W. (West Valley City)
Wednesday, May 13th
1) Skyline High School Cafeteria –
3251 E. 3760 S. (Mill Creek)
2) Sandy City Hall (2nd floor) –
10000 S. Centennial Parkway
Thursday, May 14th
1) Westminster College Concert Hall – 1840 S.
1300 E. (Salt Lake City)
2) West Jordan High School Media Ctr. – 8136 S. 2700 W.
Please arrive early to make sure your voice is heard. It is important to get this information out to the public. Please pass this on to others who will help determine the future of the Wasatch.
I know everyone has been waiting anxiously to find out what the next years flick will be called. So without further ado.
The artwork is just a rough draft, but it will be similar. Why Flakes you ask, because PW09 was already taken. We kill two birds with one stone with this name because snow falls in flakes and the PW’s are a bunch of flakes.
We are currently underway with editing footage before Noah heads to AK again for a month long expedition. We have footage from all over this time, Argentina, Thompson Pass, Aspen, Haines, and the Wasatch. We are extremely psyched on the segments we’ve put together so far.
This is a rough draft for next years poster, we have been working with Sean Quill on our artwork and are really excited with the look he is creating. Flakes will be available in the Fall.
Our adventure continues!
There was only one clear day forecast for the 2 week duration of the trip and it was coming up tomorrow. We knew we had to get as much footage as we could because we might not get another chance.
We headed out of camp up through a nearby pass and crossed another glacier to get to the goods. Quite a bit of treking, but it turned out to be well worth it.
We found 3 different slopes and aspects to work throughout the day. We came away with some great footage. The photo’s must have been good because Jay Beyer didn’t send us any others to post from this day. He keeps the good stuff to sell and is nice enough to give us the B-roll for the blog. I guess you’ll just have to wait to see it in our next film.
The mornings were always socked in and then the pockets would come in the afternoon to evening. When they did come at all.
We continued to ski in and out of patchy weather for the remainder of the trip.
With a sizable storm moving in we opted to fly out and not risk missing our scheduled flights back to the lower 48.
Alaska is always a gamble and we were lucky and managed to come away with some excellent stuff for next years film. However, we can do much more and much better in Haines and we’re already planning our return.