I am a senior citizen in Utah who has been enjoying the natural beauty of the Western United States from our auto and my tent. The Greater Canyonlands area abounds in natural beauty and unsurpassed examples of geological formations.
This area is unique for the variety of pleasures it provides. There's magnificent scenery, multiple desert offerings and many archaeological and historical sites such as Robber's Roost. There are virtually unlimited recreational opportunities, among them hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, star gazing and wildlife watching.
But I am concerned about Greater Canyonlands and other special places that are not protected. Drilling for oil, gas, potash and tar sands relies on scarce water resources and scars the land.