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Trailhead to Jacob's Chair, Fry Canyon UT

Camped overlooking White Canyon, Fry Canyon Utah, April 22, 2011
Camped overlooking White Canyon, Fry Canyon Utah, April 22, 2011

This camp is in the parking area along Rt 95 overlooking the White Canyon crossing of the off road vehicle trail to Jacob's Chair about ten miles west of Fry Canyon Utah.

Trailhead to Jacob's Chair, Fry Canyon UT

Nights I've camped here

Disaster and the Failure of Authority

Disasters are almost by definition about the failure of authority, in part because the powers that be are supposed to protect us from them, in part also because the thousand dispersed needs of a disaster overwhelm even the best governments, and because the government version of governing often arrives at the point of a gun. But the authorities don't usually fail so spectacularly. Failure at this level requires sustained effort. The deepening of the divide between the haves and have nots, the stripping away of social services, the defunding of the infrastructure, mean that this disaster—not of weather but of policy—has been more or less what was intended to happen, if not so starkly in plain sight.

The Uses of Disaster Rebecca Solnit, Harpers.org, September 9, 2005

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