Backpacker caught the story of what may be the most rugged political event of history:

Utah Washington County Commissioner hopeful Lin Alder will be hiking and biking along the route to a proposed 170-mile water pipeline from perpetually-shrinking Lake Powell. He’s running against the pipeline and the increased development and costs to the state, and will hold information-gathering sessions and lectures. The trip will end in a sure-to-be-dramatic debate with his opponent atop the Hurricane Cliffs, just outside Zion National Park.


That’s one way to get people excited about politics.

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