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Trespass by Amy Irvine
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Apr 16, 2009

really liked it

I was in Moab while I read this memoir, so as the author described the red rocks, they were actually surrounding me. Along with that, I also related to her being an outsider in a Mormon community. It was good to hear her conservation view points because I've always considered myself a bit of a conservationist. However, I found her views a bit too extreme and found that I lean more towards the middle.

I had a major problem with how she described the jeep safari in Moab. She describes the participants "throwing out garbage on the trails, dumping their oil in the streams, taking detours across delicate soil and blooming cactus". We have attended jeef safari 6 years in a row. This year we went on 7 different day-long trails and the only garbage we saw was 1 plastic bottle, which I picked up and threw in our garbage. 99.9% of the jeepers are very respectful of the red rock country, and we pitch in to compensate for anyone who isn't.

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