Join Great Old Broads for Wilderness and renowned author and adventurer Steve Allen, who will give a free slide presentation highlighting the scenic unprotected wild lands of southern Utah on Thursday, February 19th, at 6 pm at Red Mountain Resort, 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle, Ivins, Utah.

Steve Allen has explored nearly every nook and cranny of Utah’s canyons for more than 40 years, giving him a deep knowledge of the region and its history. He is the author of the popular Canyoneering series of southern Utah hiking guides, and recently published Utah’s Canyon Country Place Names, a two-volume set that shares early descriptions and colorful stories told by the explorers, pioneers, cowboys, miners, and river runners who bestowed names on the land.

Attendees will also learn more about Great Old Broads for Wilderness and discover opportunities to become involved in public lands advocacy, education, and stewardship. Former Executive Director Ronni Egan will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss wilderness advocacy.

For those coming from outside the area, Red Mountain Resort is offering a discount on the rooms for event participants. Call Lindy Overton directly at (435) 652-5744. In addition to the resort’s amenities, there are plenty of hiking and recreational activities at nearby Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Dixie National Forest, and the area’s scenic public lands.