#LiveMonumental Update: Las Vegas and Gold Butte

What happens in Vegas…will hopefully not stay in Vegas!

We had such a great turnout for our event over at Zappos HQ with Friends of Nevada Wilderness joining us…and we hope to keep that momentum going! Over 500 people showed up to enjoy an ice cream cone, get a t-shirt designed by KEEN ambassador Jeremy Collins, get some pint glasses and other swag courtesy of Klean Kanteen and the Conservation Alliance, take a spin on the climbing wall provided by Zappos, and of course, sign their names to the Live Monumental petition to enact five new national monuments! From Las Vegas, we headed out to Gold Butte with Zappos to get some hiking in, but we ran into a few bus troubles on our way.

The RV broke down on the way to Mt. Charleston, but luckily our friends at Zappos were there to help us out and we were back on the road in no time! We trekked on toward a blue moon (two moons in a month) hike at Newspaper Rock. The next one isn’t going to happen for another three years, so the team decided to capitalize on the opportunity! On the way to that, we got caught in a flash flood that sidetracked us for a little while, but we finally made it! All the hiccups along the way made this hike even more worth it.

Getting to see all these amazing areas across the U.S. is just one of the reasons why #LiveMonumental is so important to us. With this campaign, we want to share those experiences and preserve the areas that make them possible. Please visit LiveMonumental.com to sign, spread the word, and help us reach 100,000 signatures to let Washington, D.C. know that public lands are important to us.

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