Friday, August 15, 2014

Wear Sunscreen!

Here at Wilderness Volunteers, we all spend a lot of time outside. Photographer Thomas Leveritt filmed people under UV light, and the results are amazing. This video drives home why we should be wearing sunscreen:

Girl in UV light and in regular light
My dermatologist tells me that most people don't put enough sunscreen on, and you can see the difference in properly (thickly) applied sunscreen vs the thin layer we usually use.

Do you wear sunscreen regularly?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Indian Peaks Wilderness Causeway

On the High Lonesome Trail:

This was only one of the projects we did; we also built two 25-ft bridges over the creek. See the bridge photos at this link.
Bridge on the High Lonesome Trail, Indian Peaks Wilderness, CO

Adventure Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

This new film by Backpacker's Pantry makes the point that everyone welcomes a good hot meal in the outdoors, whatever their backpacking style:

Monday, June 30, 2014

Memoirs of a Cactus: Saguaro Wilderness

Shared from NPS Wilderness

"They say that history is in the eye of the beholder, but what if the beholder is wilderness itself? What do our actions as a species look like to a member of the wilderness community? A personal history from the eyes of the saguaro cacti, this video recounts how over time humans have transformed Saguaro National Park's desert landscape. Saguaro cacti are among the oldest members of the Sonoran desert community, and over centuries and generations, the cacti have seen their home change dramatically as groups of humans moved in. Over the course of this memoir, we see poetic vestiges of human settlement in the desert, echoes from a time before wilderness reclaimed its own."

Friday, June 27, 2014

One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

The California Fire Prevention agencies have teamed up to create "One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire" Public Service Announcements to help decrease the number of wildfires started by spark ignition.

Share these videos with friends and family to get the word out about how we can decrease unintended fire!