|Photo of the San Rafael Swell, from photographer Vera de Kok,|
Spaces are available on a spring WV service project in one of the most striking areas of the Colorado Plateau - the San Rafael Swell. Geologically referred to as a massive domal anticline (a convex fold of the earth), the Swell is marked by slot-canyons, valleys, gorges, mesas, desert streams, geologic formations and buttes. Despite being only several hours from Salt Lake City, the San Rafael Swell offers an incredible wilderness experience with a multitude of recreation opportunities and an abundance of solitude.
|Randy Kahn took this 2014 photo contest winning shot of volunteers heading to work on the WV project in the San Rafael Swell last year.|
|Endangered Winklers Cactus (Pediocactus winkleri), |
Photo by Daniela Roth, USFWS
|Photo by Randy Kahn from last year's WV San Rafael Swell project|
We'll camp by our vehicles at a remote site in the Sids Mountain Wilderness Study Area, picked out by our agency partners out of the BLM office in Price, Utah. From there we'll make daily hikes to work sites and explore the vast and wild San Rafael Swell. Learn more and come join us on a spring service project adventure in this remarkable place! And don't fret too much if the April dates don't line up with your calendar - we have a fall trip in the San Rafael Swell as well.
|Another great shot from Randy Kahn from last year's project|
See more great photos from the 2014 WV San Rafael service projects over at the WV Photo Gallery.